Zoo Activities


Catch the morning light and the animals at their finest. Shutterbugs (ages 16+) will have exclusive access to the Zoo Island from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to capture stunning photography of iconic wildlife - from lions to tigers and everything in between! Photographers of all skill levels are welcome! 

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Zoo Activities

ZOONIGHTS: May 21 & 22

Bring on the May Long at ZooNights! New this year, we're keeping the zoo open late over the May Long weekend so you can enjoy your favourite animals and the beautiful Calgary Zoo grounds a little longer. 

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Dinny Donation Campaign

Dinny Needs a Makeover

Dinny is our oldest resident at the Calgary Zoo, installed in 1937 along with 56 other concrete dinosaurs. An imposing figure that you see along Zoo Road, he also carries a heavy burden – a historic figure and a symbolic reminder that extinct is forever. A quiet observer, Dinny has witnessed Calgary and the world around him change and grow. But the passage of time, weather and destructive flood waters of 2013 have not been kind to him - Dinny needs a makeover! Please donate and help give Dinny some much-deserved love.

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Dinny ZooCare

ZooCare: Adopt Dinny

Dinosaurs need love too! Dinny, our beloved Brontosaurus, is the Calgary Zoo’s oldest resident. An iconic figure who also carries a heavy burden – a reminder that extinct is forever. By symbolically adopting Dinny and donating through our ZooCare program you will continue to provide for the animals that we love and help keep them safe.

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Calgary Zoo - Animals - Lemurs

2021 Summer Camps - Registration is open

Take a walk on the 'wild' side and join us at the Calgary Zoo this summer! We have camps for kids ranging from ages 4-14. Registration for all 2021 summer camps opens on February 16, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. 

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Gorillas on the Line

Some cell phone parts use coltan - an ore mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The deforestation and mining associated with coltan production has impacted and displaced gorillas, moving them closer to extinction. Recycling our electronic devices reduces the demand for coltan mining. When we lessen the demand for coltan, we are helping to protect gorillas in the wild! 

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Online Gift Shop

Paws 🐾 what you're doing and check out our new shop! Help support nearly 1,000 creatures across 119 species with your purchase from our online gift shop today!

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