NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK 2017 – MEET BRANDY LASALLE

It’s National Zoo Keeper Week and we’re sharing the love! To recognize the dedication and hard work of our amazing zookeepers, we are posting an interview of a keeper each day this week. It’s the final day, so it’s fitting that we can BEAR-LY wait to highlight this keeper – it’s Brandy LaSalle! Read on to hear about her work with the zoo’s giraffes and bears.

Meet the Zookeeper: Brandy LaSalle

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The power of products & pollination

Bees working on honeycomb

Guest blog: Corinne Hannah, Horticulturalist, Calgary Zoo.

This summer the Calgary Zoo is challenging guests to take action to protect wildlife. This sounds like a tall order but small actions can lead to big changes to protect wild places. Perhaps these ideas will pollinate and take flight….
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Come visit Land of Lemurs – Get to know our species

The Calgary Zoo is home to three different species of lemur.

The day is finally here – Land of Lemurs is officially open! After years of planning, over a year of construction and zoo-wide teamwork, the immersive walkthrough habitat is ready for visitors. It is the first habitat of its kind in Canada, an accomplishment of which we are truly proud. But who exactly will you see when you visit? Meet our lemur species!

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Leading up to Land of Lemurs – Deforestation

The island of Madagascar is the only place in which lemurs are found naturally. Photo taken in the forests of Madagascar by partners of the Calgary Zoo.

Forests are the lungs of any ecosystem. Creating fresh, breathable air, the canopies of Madagascar are also home to an incredible primate – wild lemurs. Adapted perfectly to their lush environment, over 100 species of lemur cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. They depend on trees, but Madagascar has lost upwards of 80% of its original forest. As we prepare to open Land of Lemurs on July 5, what can the Calgary Zoo do?

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Leading up to Land of Lemurs- What have we built

We’re less than two weeks away from opening Land of Lemurs! Zoo visitors can finally discover the new habitat for themselves on July 5, 2017. Land of Lemurs is located behind the African lions in Destination Africa, where there used to be an unused area.

So just what have we built in the new space?

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Leading up to Land of Lemurs – Community Based Conservation

The island of Madagascar is the only place in which lemurs are found naturally.

Bringing Madagascar to Alberta! Join the zoo on July 5, 2017 for a spectacular beginning to the Land of Lemurs legacy in Calgary. The brand new walk-through habitat will finally be unveiled to zoo fans and visitors, who will be able to experience lemurs in person after months of waiting. Did you know that your visit will support exciting new conservation opportunities in Africa?

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Leading up to Land of Lemurs – Countdown

It’s the final countdooowwwwwwn! Join the zoo on July 5, 2017 for a spectacular beginning to the Land of Lemurs legacy in Calgary. The brand new walk-through habitat will finally be unveiled to zoo fans and visitors, who will finally be able to experience lemurs in person after months of waiting.

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New zoo centre will boost conservation

Guest blog: Greg Royer, Chief Operating Officer, Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is excited about our plan to buy 333 acres of property near Strathmore as the new home for our Wildlife Conservation Centre. The new location gives us room to expand our award-winning reintroduction breeding programs for endangered species.

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Celebrate EARTH Day! E-rase your e-waste at the Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo today.

We’re calling all Calgarians to step up and make a difference just in time for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Earth Day reminds us that all people are connected globally, and that our actions can both negatively and positively affect our home. Why not create positives this year and recycle unused electronics? Working with GEEP, Global Electric Electronic Processing, the zoo is hosting a FREE four-day drop off event to collect unused electronics.

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