The Calgary Zoo is excited to share that we have begun a planned breeding program for Er Shun, our resident female panda! So, what does this mean for the Calgary Zoo and our visitors? Hopefully, panda babies!
Penguins are highly social creatures. Their dynamic social lives and courtship behaviours can be quite intricate. Because of this, the world of penguin relationships is not without its drama. Occasionally, a love triangle or scandal is bound to rock Penguin Plunge. The tumultuous past relationship of Grace and Solomon – two king penguins here at the zoo – is nothing short of a soap opera.
The Calgary Zoo is hosting a free Panda Passage Walking Tour! Reserve your tickets to learn more about Panda Passage, Living Building Challenge and sustainable construction.
Written by Alyssa Friesen, Conservation Linkage Associate
From the rise, the prairie stretches out to meet the darkening sky. Barbed wire fences and power lines intersect the plains. Graham Dixon-MacCallum, Conservation Research Associate, holds the receiver’s antennae steady in the wind, waiting for a signal from the satellite transmitter. The signals arrive minutes apart. We slowly hone in on the location of the transmitter, using the strength and direction of the signal as a guide.
With nearly 1,000 animals, comprehensive daily programming, and cafés/restaurants with locally sourced, sustainable food, there’s so much to do at the Calgary Zoo that it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a guide for planning your perfect visit! We’ll cover all the must-see spots and activities, so you don’t have to worry about a thing:
It might not be the first activity you think of, but chilly winter days like today are one of the best times to visit the zoo! Not only do they make for a relaxing stroll through our park without the busyness of fair-weather crowds, but they also increase the chance of catching some of our cold-weather-loving animals in action! Animals who thrive in cooler weather tend to be more active on chilly days, which means you might see a whole different side of them. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best animals to keep your eye out for when the temperature drops:
Penguin Walk – If you think you can handle the cuteness, our king penguins’ daily walks through the zoo are a sight to see.
Safari Brunch – If you haven’t experienced a Safari Brunch yet, you’re missing out. What better way to enjoy a Sunday than with a delicious buffet breakfast before exploring the zoo.
Panda Breakfast – Beat the crowds and visit the giant pandas before they officially open to the public for the day. Enjoy a delicious meal before enjoying an exclusive viewing of the pandas going about their morning routine.