CALGARY ZOO BLOG

Guide to Summer Programs at the Zoo

There are so many things to see and do at the zoo but one thing you can’t miss is our daily programs! The Calgary Zoo has a diverse set of free daily programs where visitors can learn all about our incredible animals, how we care for them, and how we can save them in the wild! These programs offer guests insider info on animals like our tigers, hippos and lions, right from the experts themselves! Read more

Panda Passage Receives Petal Certification

The cutting-edge habitat meets the world’s most rigorous building standards, becoming the first project in Alberta to receive the prestigious award.

We recently shared the exciting news that Panda Passage has received Petal Certification! But what exactly is Petal Certification and what does this mean? Read more

Temporary Daily Program Changes

The Calgary Zoo will be closing the African Savannah building to perform necessary scheduled maintenance from April 29, 2019 – May 10, 2019, to ensure we maintain the highest level of care for the building’s residents. The building is scheduled to be reopened to the public on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Due to this closure, we have made some temporary changes to our Daily Programs! Read more

The Zoo’s Sustainably Sourced, Alpaca-Adjacent Restaurant Opens May 10!

Calgary’s wildest dining experience returns May 10, 2019, as Grazers restaurant opens for its fifth summer at the Calgary Zoo.

Situated next to the alpaca and rhea yard, Grazers’ one-of-a-kind location is just one of the elements that keeps animal-lovers and foodies alike coming back for more. Another? The thoughtfully prepared, sustainable menu. The restaurant is committed to providing healthy, locally sourced meals through sustainable and humane practices. The majority of its menu is prepared from fresh, Alberta-grown ingredients, including herbs and vegetables grown right at the zoo itself! Read more

PLANTED: Farm Zoo Table

The Calgary Zoo is thrilled to participate in PLANTED, a celebration of Calgary’s best vegan and vegetarian cuisine!

Some of Calgary’s top restaurants and chefs are featuring PLANTED themed menus around the city. The closing celebration will take place at the zoo on April 25, 2019, starting at 7:00 p.m., and feature a PLANTED Tasting Menu as well as great interactive events to celebrate all things vegetables and creativity. Read more

Zoo Guide: How to Have the Best Easter Ever!

We have a super eggciting Easter weekend planned for you. Easter Eggstravaganza from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday/Saturday and Easter Brunch on Sunday means we’ll be celebrating all weekend long! With so much happening, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve outlined every must-do item to help you plan the perfect trip to the zoo this weekend. Here’s your guide to Easter at the zoo: Read more

Everything You Need to Know about Timed Ticketing: the Spring Break Edition!

Add free Time Ticketing: Free of charge, book a special time during the day to visit the pandas during spring break (March 22-31).  Select your arrival time to visit Panda Passage, and enjoy a fast entry to the habitat! Time tickets allow you to skip the lines, and know exactly when you’ll gain entry to see the pandas. Read more

Flying Free Again: Experts discuss reintroduction of Guam Kingfisher 30 Years After Extinction in the Wild

 30 Years After Extinction in the Wild, Guam Kingfisher On the Way to Flying Free Again

Conservation experts from around the world gathered at a workshop in Guam earlier this month to begin planning the next steps in the recovery of the Guam kingfisher and its return to the wild.

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