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10 ways to get wild this May long weekend

After a long Calgary winter, take advantage of the beautiful spring weather this May long weekend. Whether you travel in flocks or packs, the best family adventures in Calgary are here at the zoo.

Here are 10 giant ways to make your May long weekend memorable:

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Come visit Land of Lemurs – Get to know our species

The day is finally here – Land of Lemurs is officially open! After years of planning, over a year of construction and zoo-wide teamwork, the immersive walkthrough habitat is ready for visitors. It is the first habitat of its kind in Canada, an accomplishment of which we are truly proud. But who exactly will you see when you visit? Meet our lemur species!

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Leading up to Land of Lemurs – Deforestation

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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Leading up to Land of Lemurs- What have we built

We’re less than two weeks away from opening Land of Lemurs! Zoo visitors can finally discover the new habitat for themselves on July 5, 2017. Land of Lemurs is located behind the African lions in Destination Africa, where there used to be an unused area.

So just what have we built in the new space?

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Leading up to Land of Lemurs – Countdown

It’s the final countdooowwwwwwn! Join the zoo on July 5, 2017 for a spectacular beginning to the Land of Lemurs legacy in Calgary. The brand new walk-through habitat will finally be unveiled to zoo fans and visitors, who will finally be able to experience lemurs in person after months of waiting.

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Got conservation on the brain? So does Dr. Axel!

We here at the Calgary Zoo are working hard to fulfill our vision- to be Canada’s leader in wildlife conservation!

We work locally with whooping cranes, Vancouver Island marmots, black-tailed prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets, burrowing owl, swift fox, sage grouse and leopard frogs, and abroad with hippos, Humboldt penguins, lemurs… and more. Our conservation work also extends through the work of our zookeepers, who care for many animals in Species Survival Plans (SSP’s) that keep the genetic populations of endangered species healthy and thriving.

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