The Calgary Zoo has increased the height of its conservation goals- up, up, and up into the trees!
It’s a time for celebration here at the zoo- and in Ghana, West Africa!
This week last year, our partners in the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary (WCHS) in Ghana had just opened a brand new shea butter factory.
Safety blankets, Mr. Teddy, cookies, chips… we all have those items that we just can’t live without. For the greater sage-grouse, that item is the silver sagebrush (Artemisia cana). Only for them, the silver sagebrush is more than just a luxury; it is their home, their nutrition, and their mating stage. For the grouse, sagebrush means life.
As the saying goes, it’s not easy being green. Here at the zoo, we’ve started making big strides towards becoming more and more sustainable in our operations. After all, our vision at the zoo is to be Canada’s leader in wildlife conservation—but what’s wildlife without a healthy planet and ecosystem to support it? You’ve heard it before, all the little actions we take add up and make a real difference. Not only are we continuously looking for more ways for the zoo to be more sustainable, but our staff are passionate about walking the talk to support our green vision.
When it comes to her passion for gorillas, Kiesza doesn’t hideaway.
As soon as the international pop sensation heard about a new baby gorilla in her hometown, she immediately thought about how she could lend her voice and support to protect these endangered species.
The Calgary Zoo is both proud and excited to be a new member of the IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Founded in 1948, the IUCN brings together states, government agencies, and a diverse range of non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership: almost 1,300 Members and more than 15,000 volunteer experts in 185 countries.