In the field – Education staff vlog in Grasslands National Park

What is it like to visit the Conservation Research team during their fieldwork? Calgary Zoo Educator Melissa Ledingham got the chance this summer, and gave us a peek of the experience in her vlog!

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In the field – Education staff experience Grasslands National Park

What it like to visit the Conservation Research team during their fieldwork? Calgary Zoo Educator Andrea Beaty shares her journals of this summer’s experience.

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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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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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Why is conserving leopard frogs like a game of Jenga?

Why is conserving leopard frogs like a game of Jenga? Our Conservation Research team has found that a declining leopard frog population is bad news for the entire wetland ecosystem where they live.
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Calgary Zoo Whooping Crane “grandchick” makes history in Louisiana!

Great news! This spring was a special one for whooping crane recovery efforts in North America.

Photo credit: Sara Zimorski, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
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POLLINATORS FOR PRESERVATION

Beauty is soaring to new heights at the Calgary Zoo, as the butterflies have returned to the Garden Gallery in the ENMAX Conservatory. These insects are a favourite at the zoo, and they’re also seasonal; many zoo visitors know to keep any eye out for the flutter of new wings in late April and early May.

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