Moosing Around with Maple

It’s a warm fall day and Glenda Misurelli is using a green apple to coax five-month-old moose, Maple, into her habitat at the Calgary Zoo as curious visitors look on. Glenda, a lead keeper in Canadian Wilds, picks up one of the apples and waves it enticingly. Previously disinterested, this seems to get the young moose’s attention. After all, who can resist a crisp apple in the middle of autumn?

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Tails from the Field: Prairie Dog Town

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning and the only sound is the rattle of truck tires on gravel. In the beam of the headlights, a porcupine ambles along the edge of the road before disappearing. As we drive through Grasslands National Park, the truck empties, slowly but surely, as each researcher is dropped off at a different field site. Read more

Prairie Dogs and Peanut Butter with Tara Stephens

How has working with black-tailed prairie dogs in Grasslands National Park changed our population ecologist, Tara Stephens? Well, for one thing, she can’t eat peanut butter anymore!

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National Zoo Keeper Week 2018 – Meet Nicole Bouwman

It’s National Zoo Keeper Week and we’re sharing the love! To recognize the dedication and hard work of our amazing zoo keepers, we are posting an interview of a keeper each day this week. Nicole is a self-proclaimed cat lady…. who now works with wolves!

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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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It’s a baby bonanza- springtime at the Calgary Zoo!

This year we have three Rocky Mountain goat kids! Two of the three are a set of active twins.

It’s the first week of June, and spring has been busy so far here at the zoo! Many of our species in Canadian Wilds have new additions in their habitats, and Destination Africa didn’t want to be left out… so just how many cute animal babies CAN you see during your spring visit?

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Introducing the great grey owl- the wise choice

Are you voting for the wise choice?

The excitement of voting for the #GreatestCdnAnimal is ruffling some feathers! The title is a responsibility worthy of Canada’s 150 years; just ‘whooo’ does represent our nation? Visitors could find themselves looking for the wise choice in the great grey owl.

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