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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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK 2017 – MEET AMY BOWDEN

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. You should flock to watch this one- today’s the sixth individual, and it’s penguin keeper Amy Bowden! From working at her local zoo in the UK to starting at the Calgary Zoo in 2016, Amy is a welcome addition to our fantastic Animal Care team.

Meet the Zookeeper: Amy Bowden

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK 2017 – MEET TESSLA CUMMINS


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.

Lucky number five this #ZooKeeperWeek is Tessla Cummins, who received her Master’s degree for studying zoo animals (like the Przewalski’s horse)! Her passion for the species she works for is clear, especially when you ask her to tell her favourite stories from the job.

Meet the Zookeeper: Tessla Cummins

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THE ORIGINAL LAND OF LEMURS – MADAGASCAR

Saboo the ring-tail lemur sitting on the ropes inside the lemur habitat at the Calgary Zoo.

MEET SABOO, THE RING-TAILED LEMUR!

Join us for a summer blog series about our newest members of the zoo family. Featuring our ring-tail lemur, Saboo, you will learn a bit more each month about her life at the zoo, interesting lemur facts, all about Madagascar and much more!

Look for more chapters coming soon. First off- she’s from WHERE?

 

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK – CAITLIN VAVASOUR-WILLIAMS

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. Zookeeper number four is Caitlin, who has a soft spot for the greater sage-grouse, and for the conservation work she contributes to at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre (DWCC). Also- the force is strong with this one… you’ll see what we mean.

Meet the Zookeeper: Caitlin Vavasour-Williams

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK – ASHLEY ALDRIDGE

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. We’re chatting with Ashley, who recently moved from a position as a zoo volunteer to her first zookeeping job!

Meet the Zookeeper: Ashley Aldridge

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK- MARC IMFELD

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. Our first spotlight is on Marc, whose long love of animals has resulted in important work with crocodiles, and trying his hand at caring for lemurs in the new Land of Lemurs building.

Meet the Zookeeper: Marc Imfeld

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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 – 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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