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Gorillas on the Line
Conservation

Gorillas on the Line

Did you know that some cell phone parts use coltan? Coltan is an ore mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo - where gorillas live. 

The deforestation and mining associated with coltan production has impacted and displaced gorillas, moving them closer to extinction. Recycling and extending the life of electronic devices reduces the demand for coltan mining. When we lessen the demand for coltan, we are helping to protect gorillas in the wild!

Gorillas are on the line - will you help us answer the call?

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In the Heat of the Night
Zoo Activities

In the Heat of the Night

Love is in the air!

Enjoy a romantic four-course dinner made with love for you and your special someone by our award-winning catering team, then we'll crank the heat up with an "adults-only" presentation (with pictures) about how animals show their love in the wild. Don't miss this unforgettable zoo-nique experience. Reserve your table today!

Tickets Include: Admission, delicious 4-course meal, romantic music, games, a photo booth for couple pictures, and a playful intimate exchange about romance in the wild.

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Lion - Susan Chymko
Conservation

The Calgary Zoo 2020 Calendars are on sale now!

Not only does it feature the amazing winning photos from our 2020 calendar contest, but it also has national holidays, animal holidays, conservation education AND all our favorite zoo events – so you can be sure you don’t miss out on the fun! As an added bonus, the back cover of the calendar includes exclusive savings for you to enjoy throughout the year!

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Vancouver Island marmot
Conservation

The Calgary Zoo Welcomes 5 Endangered Vancouver Island Marmot Pups

5 Vancouver Island marmot pups have been born at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre.

Since the Calgary Zoo became involved in the Vancouver Island marmot translocation program in 1997, 131 marmot pups have been born at the Calgary Zoo and released into the wild. These 5 new born pups are named Simba, Rafiki, Zazu, Nala and Sarabi!

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The Zoo Panda Brunch

Watch the Giant Pandas

Check out our PandaCam presented by Hainan Airlines! Now you can watch our giant pandas online and see what they're up to even when you're not at the zoo.

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Canada’s giant panda cubs are safely home in China

Calgary, AB – The first giant panda twins born in Canada safely arrived home at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China over the weekend. Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, Canadian Hope...

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Calgary Zoo recognized for enduring commitment to forest conservation

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Zoo is proud to be a recipient of the Forest Stewardship Council’s 2019 FSC Leadership Award (Design & Build) for Panda Passage. The FSC Leadership Awards celebrate people,...

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The 2019 Calgary Play Summit

Play is … “an activity controlled and structured by the child. It involves the exercise of autonomy, and has the potential to take infinite forms. Play is fun, uncertain, challenging, and flexible....

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