CALGARY ZOO BLOG

Rick Wenmen wins The Zoo and Aquarium Professional Award

Congratulations are in order! Our Devonian Wildlife Conservation Center Supervisor, Rick Wenman, was awarded the prestigious 2016 Zoo and Aquarium Professional Award from Canadian Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.

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Zoo camps- a once in a lifetime experience

Like many summer camps, the zoo offers children and teens an opportunity to make new friends and have fun in a unique setting. We too deliver games, themed activities and have clever ways to stay outside and work around unpredictable weather. But where else can you make a willow and dandelion doll for a rhino?

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ILLUMINASIA: The Festival Guide 2016

The brightest fall event is returning to Calgary in 2016! The Calgary Zoo’s ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival is back and bigger than before- and we’re not just talking the size of the lanterns!

For those looking to get lost in the glow of a beautiful walk in the gardens, or aiming to take in the brand new stage show, there is something for everyone who likes a night out at the zoo. Here is your ‘how-to’ guide to enjoying ILLUMINASIA.

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Who are the Calgary Zoo Interpreters?

Guest blog: Adam Fisher, Calgary Zoo Engage member.

Who are zoo interpreters? Zoo interpreters are knowledgeable people who talk to zoo guests about what is going on currently in the animal’s life. They do this in many ways: providing educational facts through show and tell, classes, and through interpreter talks. The amazing zoo staff use artifacts like skulls, teeth, feathers, and eggs to show the public.

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One Year Anniversary of Shea Butter Production in Wechiau

It’s a time for celebration here at the zoo- and in Ghana, West Africa!

This week last year, our partners in the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary (WCHS) in Ghana had just opened a brand new shea butter factory.

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King penguin chick #2 hatches at the zoo!

We’re so excited- there’s a new king penguin in the family!

On June 16, 2016, king penguin Grace laid an egg. After last year’s success with hatching the zoo’s first ever king penguin chick, Nero, a new egg caused quite the stir. Our zookeepers watched and waited with anticipation as Grace guarded her egg, until her chick emerge on August 6.

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Eating green at Grazers- Fresh, Local, Savory

Guest blog: Adam Fisher, Calgary Zoo Engage member.

Ask anyone where I would say is the greatest place on the planet, they’d all say the same thing … the Calgary Zoo!

Recently, my Mom and I went for lunch at Grazers restaurant on the zoo grounds. It was amazing! This restaurant has been serving zoo visitors for two years and counting.

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