Join us on September 17 for Swift Fox Day!

We’re celebrating one of the Canadian prairie’s most iconic species- the swift fox! This little fox might be small in size, but their status within their ecosystem is HUGE. So why is it important to celebrate (and save) this fox? Join us on September 17 for a day of fun and festivities.

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Grade Ones become Junior Conservationists

The Grade One students of Colonel Sanders School become young conservationists to educate zoo visitors.

It’s a beautiful day at the zoo, where learning can become ‘wild’. 

There’s so much to learn about the wildlife in this great country, so these students have a head start! At the end of May, Grade One students from Colonel Sanders School became “junior conservationists” for the day, teaching visitors at the zoo about seven Canadian animals.

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK – CAITLIN VAVASOUR-WILLIAMS

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. Zookeeper number four is Caitlin, who has a soft spot for the greater sage-grouse, and for the conservation work she contributes to at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre (DWCC). Also- the force is strong with this one… you’ll see what we mean.

Meet the Zookeeper: Caitlin Vavasour-Williams

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The power of products & pollination

Bees working on honeycomb

Guest blog: Corinne Hannah, Horticulturalist, Calgary Zoo.

This summer the Calgary Zoo is challenging guests to take action to protect wildlife. This sounds like a tall order but small actions can lead to big changes to protect wild places. Perhaps these ideas will pollinate and take flight….
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Leading up to Land of Lemurs – Deforestation

The island of Madagascar is the only place in which lemurs are found naturally. Photo taken in the forests of Madagascar by partners of the Calgary Zoo.

Forests are the lungs of any ecosystem. Creating fresh, breathable air, the canopies of Madagascar are also home to an incredible primate – wild lemurs. Adapted perfectly to their lush environment, over 100 species of lemur cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. They depend on trees, but Madagascar has lost upwards of 80% of its original forest. As we prepare to open Land of Lemurs on July 5, what can the Calgary Zoo do?

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New zoo centre will boost conservation

Guest blog: Greg Royer, Chief Operating Officer, Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is excited about our plan to buy 333 acres of property near Strathmore as the new home for our Wildlife Conservation Centre. The new location gives us room to expand our award-winning reintroduction breeding programs for endangered species.

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Celebrate EARTH Day! E-rase your e-waste at the Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo today.

We’re calling all Calgarians to step up and make a difference just in time for Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. Earth Day reminds us that all people are connected globally, and that our actions can both negatively and positively affect our home. Why not create positives this year and recycle unused electronics? Working with GEEP, Global Electric Electronic Processing, the zoo is hosting a FREE four-day drop off event to collect unused electronics.

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In a perfect world zoos wouldn’t need to exist

Guest blog: Dr. Clement Lanthier, President and CEO, Calgary Zoo

Lost in the passionate debate in Vancouver about beluga whales is the sobering question all Canadians should be asking as we celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday. Which of Canada’s magnificent wildlife species do we want to save for the next 150 years?

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Calgary Zoo Leads the Way in Food Sustainability

We’re sourcing food as fresh as the taste! The Calgary Zoo continues to break ground in food sustainability practices with the recent recognition of two significant designations. Just this past month, the zoo became the first tourist attraction in Canada to be certified as Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF), as well as 100% Ocean Wise.

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