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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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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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