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What to do at the zoo…on a long weekend?

It’s the August long weekend, and you’re looking for something fun to do with the family. 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 that summer day extra memorable! Here are some suggestions to help you plan your visit.

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Zookeeper Week – Kayla Weller

Kayla Weller

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 caught up with Kayla while she was target training the giraffes, and talked about her passion for penguins, and how lucky she was to witness the first penguin chick hatch at the Calgary Zoo! Read more

Food for a mob of meerkats


What do you feed a growing family of meerkats?

This past year, we welcomed a new generation to our mob of slender- tailed meerkats! Born on December 9, five cute meerkat pups got to know their mom Petunia, before surfacing from their den on Christmas Day. It was a nice holiday present for our zookeepers, and ever since our new zoo family members have been exploring their home – and growing like weeds!

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National Zookeeper Week- Patrick Thompson


The summer of 2014, we recognized National Zoo Keeper Week! To celebrate the dedication and hard work of our amazing zookeepers, we posted an interview of a keeper each day that week! Check out Patrick below (he’s got a great snake story!)

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