At the Calgary Zoo, we have big plans; plans that will set a new and ambitious path for the future. At the heart of our new master plan, called Inspiring Change, is creating a new standard for exhibit design. The plan also builds on our proud history of saving species and sets out to confirm our place as Canada’s conservation leader.
The Calgary Zoo has North America’s largest indoor hippo tank. In the wild, tilapia fish swim alongside wild hippos in the Nile River. At the zoo, tilapia help us keep the tank clean by feeding on hippo waste.