It’s official- Panda Passage at the Calgary Zoo opens in exactly two weeks! May is a big month for the zoo, and the opening of our Giant Panda building isn’t the only giant moment.
Like many summer camps, the zoo offers children and teens an opportunity to make new friends and have fun in a unique setting. We too deliver games, themed activities and have clever ways to stay outside and work around unpredictable weather. But where else can you make a willow and dandelion doll for a rhino?
Guest blog: Adam Fisher, Calgary Zoo Engage member.
Who are zoo interpreters? Zoo interpreters are knowledgeable people who talk to zoo guests about what is going on currently in the animal’s life. They do this in many ways: providing educational facts through show and tell, classes, and through interpreter talks. The amazing zoo staff use artifacts like skulls, teeth, feathers, and eggs to show the public.
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.
Guest blog: Jenny Tennent and Adam Spragins, Calgary Zoo inspire members.
Adam and I have been regular attendees at the zoo for years, participating in almost every Inspire tour and member morning; however, nothing could have prepared us for the experience that awaited us on May 29 when we did the Destination Africa Zookeeper for a Day program.
When Mateo Lobo-Worger turned six, he had 16 buddies, a few gorillas, snakes and monkeys at his birthday party.
Well, not exactly, but that’s how Mateo tells it.