Surprise! Spring red panda cubs make an adorable debut

 

THEY’RE SO FLUFFY!

In the cutest news we’ve shared in the past few weeks, two male red panda cubs are now romping through their habitat. These adorable twins were born earlier this spring on June 21, 2016, and like most den animals, spent the first few months of their life bonding with their mom away from the public eye.

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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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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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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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Gorilla Update- Baby has a name (and more)

Lead photo credit: Shannon Collard

A lot has happened recently at the Calgary Zoo- so it’s time for a gorilla update!

It’s been an eventful few months for our gorilla troop. We welcomed new life, with the first gorilla baby born in eight years, and said goodbye to a long-term leader, as silverback Kakinga passed away of age-related heart complications. Older female Zuri required an emergency surgery to treat a severe abdominal infection.

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