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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As the World Turns… in Penguin Plunge

Penguins are highly social creatures. Their dynamic social lives and courtship behaviours can be quite intricate. Because of this, the world of penguin relationships is not without its drama. Occasionally, a love triangle or scandal is bound to rock Penguin Plunge. The tumultuous past relationship of Grace and Solomon – two king penguins here at the zoo – is nothing short of a soap opera. Read more

Tails from the Field: Giving Burrowing Owls in Alberta a Boost

Written by Alyssa Friesen, Conservation Linkage Associate

From the rise, the prairie stretches out to meet the darkening sky. Barbed wire fences and power lines intersect the plains. Graham Dixon-MacCallum, Conservation Research Associate, holds the receiver’s antennae steady in the wind, waiting for a signal from the satellite transmitter. The signals arrive minutes apart. We slowly hone in on the location of the transmitter, using the strength and direction of the signal as a guide. Read more