Posted in: Bears

One Degree of Change Can Make a Huge Difference

While strolling through ZOOLIGHTS this year, you’ll find a new feature lighting up Zone 3. We have a new interactive light display that shines a spotlight on polar bears, and how they’re affected by climate change. While we don’t have polar bears at the zoo, what can you do to help them thrive?

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Sam’s field notes: Struthiomimus

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Hello everyone, it’s your favourite future palaeontologist Sam!

I went to the zoo with my grandparents this weekend, and I learned what dinosaurs and animals like to eat. One of the interpreters told me that there were dinosaurs that were ‘omnivores’- which means they eat plants and meat. I do too (except for broccoli)! One of my favourite animals at the zoo is the Grizzly bear, and I know that they’re an omnivore.

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Zookeeper Week – Larry William Millar

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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 loved talking to Larry, who found zookeeping by chance and found his passion.

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Zookeeper Week- Barb Campbell

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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. This zookeeper has worked for the zoo for over 30 years! She has incredible expertise (and shared one of our favourite stories…seriously.)

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Zookeeper Week- Alexandra Phillips

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It’s back! Last year we had so much fun celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week and profiling our keepers, so we wanted to do it again! 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 already off to a good start with this invdividual! Read more

The Canadian polar bear: a lifetime of lessons

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It’s no surprise that the zookeepers at the Calgary Zoo are passionate about animals, but you might be impressed to learn just how dedicated they are. Animals are not just their day job, but their passion! Keeper Les Stegenga leads trips with Classic Canadian Tours and has spent years introducing the Canadian public to their incredible neighbours- the polar bear. Here’s what he has to say about it:

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Your guide to flooding (and rebuilding) at the Calgary Zoo

As you know, the Calgary Zoo was badly damaged due to the devastating flooding that occurred in southern Alberta in June of 2013. We had to close our doors for close to six weeks to recover and after a lot of hard work, we were excited to partially re-open on July 31.

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