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.
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
MEET SABOO, THE RING-TAILED LEMUR!
Look for more chapters coming soon. First off- she’s from WHERE?
THANK YOU to the incredible volunteers at the Calgary Zoo! We’re celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 23- 29, 2017 with a series of videos… about you!
Are you hearing the call of the wild? That howl is the distinctive voice of the wolf, a species that values strong social bonds and teamwork. Is the dashing grey wolf up to the challenge of being “Canada’s Greatest Animal?”
The national animal of Canada has been the beaver since 1975. For years the determined rodent has represented Canuck history and a resilient attitude. Sure they’re tough, and can flash a great set of teeth, but is this truly the ambassador that modern Canadians are looking for?
As Canada celebrates our 150 birthday, it’s time to take a look at who represents the people of this great nation. A movement is growing- citizens looking for the national animal that represents the mature and diverse country that Canada has become. With a little flexing of our democratic muscles, constituents can finally crown “Canada’s Greatest Animal.”
We’re sourcing food as fresh as the taste! The Calgary Zoo continues to break ground in food sustainability practices with the recent recognition of two significant designations. Just this past month, the zoo became the first tourist attraction in Canada to be certified as Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF), as well as 100% Ocean Wise.
Family day weekend is approaching, and you’re looking for something fun to do with your crew. Or maybe you’re looking to have a great day out with friends. Whatever you have in mind, the zoo has something for you to make this long weekend extra memorable! Here are some suggestions to help you plan your visit.