ZOOLIGHTS- Fun for Friends and Family

After a mild fall, winter has truly arrived in time for the holiday season. Crisp snow has covered the Calgary Zoo grounds, reflecting the shine of 1.5 million LED lights, as the annual evening event ZOOLIGHTS is in full swing. Zoo visitors bring friends and family out to experience Calgary’s favorite holiday tradition. Read more

Transforming the zoo gardens into ‘Zooville’

The wonderful world of Dr. Seuss has come alive in the ENMAX Conservatory thanks to the efforts of our Horticulture team. The display has incorporated the zoo’s commitment to sustainability, and the team has been recycling and re-using products to create the amazing Zooville setting. Horticulturalist Corinne Hannah took the lead on an incredible project that took months to prepare.

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ZOOLIGHTS CANCELLATION FOR DECEMBER 8; TO RESUME DECEMBER 9

The week of December 5, 2016 has been a chilly week in Calgary! With temperatures reaching under -30°C with wind chill, our favourite city on the prairies has been feeling the cold. ZOOLIGHTS had to be cancelled on December 6 and 7, but the end is in sight!

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Top Five Family Activities at ZOOLIGHTS

There’s so much to do at the Calgary Zoo during the holidays! On November 25, when we flick on the switch to ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers, the grounds will be transformed into a twinkling wonderland for the entire family – until January 8, 2017.

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EXPERIENCE ZOOLIGHTS: TOP FIVE HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

Winter at the Calgary Zoo can be some kind of awesome. On November 25, when we flick on the switch to ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers, the grounds will be transformed into a twinkling wonderland for the entire family – until January 8, 2017. When ZOOLIGHTS began some 19 years ago it was dubbed Wild Lights but, back then, it was far from the conservation-focused $1-million event it’s become.

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Wrapped up in planning ZOOLIGHTS

If you’re a Calgarian, then you know that there is one major seasonal event that the zoo hosts every winter. That’s right, it’s almost time for ZOOLIGHTS!

Calgary’s favourite holiday tradition is back (running from November 25, 2016- January 8, 2017), and with it comes 1.5 million LED lights, activities, and memories to be made.

With all of those twinkling lights, what is it like getting ready for this big event? We caught up with Aaron Cunningham and Kelsey Van Raay, two employees with the ZOOLIGHTS know-how.

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Halloween Enrichment is a howl

There are no tricks, just treats this fall as the animals at the Calgary Zoo get ready for some Halloween fun. This Sunday, October, 30, different animal species will receive enrichment items to mark the spookiest time of year.

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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 presented by Sinopec Canada 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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International singer Kiesza raises her voice for gorillas

When it comes to her passion for gorillas, Kiesza doesn’t hideaway.

As soon as the international pop sensation heard about a new baby gorilla in her hometown, she immediately thought about how she could lend her voice and support to protect these endangered species.

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Plan for the Best Easter Eggstravaganza Ever!

As Easter approaches we’re anticipating a bustling and action-packed weekend with lots of fun-filled activities. Get ready for bunny races, face painting, seed planting, cookie decorating and much more.

Here are tips to make your Easter Eggstravaganza visit go as smooth as the outside of a painted Easter egg – with sustainability in mind. You can hop over March 25 – 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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