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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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Who’s who at the zoo: meet conservationist Lea Randall


The Calgary Zoo is part of the conservation of several important species, but what does that actually involve? Lea Randall, Conservation Biology Population Ecologist gives us a peek at northern leopard frog conservation in our “Who’s who at the zoo” blog series.

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