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Zoo Activities

ZooNights - July 30-31 & Sept 3-4 (Family-friendly)

Come enjoy a summer evening at the wildest place in the city - the Calgary Zoo! We're keeping the zoo open late throughout the summer so you can enjoy your favourite animals and the beautiful Calgary Zoo grounds a little longer. 

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Zoo Activities

Ocean Wise Seafood Boil - Aug 13 (Family-friendly)

Calling all seafood lovers! We’re bringing a bit of the east coast to our doorstep with a good ole east coast seafood boil at the Calgary Zoo. With a laid-back atmosphere, good food, good music, and good company, we have all the makings of our very own ‘kitchen party’ - without the kitchen of course. Dining on sustainable seafood never sounded so good!

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Zoo Activities

FOCUSED - August 17

Catch the evening light and the animals at their finest. Shutterbugs (ages 16+) will have EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the CANADIAN WILDS from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to capture stunning photography of iconic wildlife - from Cougars to Caribou and everything in between! Photographers of all skill levels are welcome! 

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Zoo Activities

Wild About Art (Adults only, 18+) - August 27

Wild About Art is our first ever art and wine event! Join us for an evening dedicated to supporting local artists and appreciating how nature inspires us all. Get ready to sip, admire and explore. At this one-of-a-kind tasting event, you’ll findunique art in all forms – paint, photo, sculpture, chalk, musical and performance - paired with animals around the zoo.

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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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Gorillas
Conservation

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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Conservation

Zooniverse: Whooping Crane Project

We need your help! This year, the Calgary Zoo is working together with Canadian Wildlife Service, Parks Canada and the International Crane Foundation to determine whether we can use high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor whooping cranes. Channel your inner conservation researcher and join us in testing this new monitoring method!

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Canadian Wildlife Photo Contest

We want to see your best photos of iconic Canadian wildlife! Share your photos with us for a chance to be featured on our website and across our social media channels. Did we mention there's prizes? Content runs from June 1, 2021 - September 1, 2021. Enter today! 

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