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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK 2017 – MEET TESSLA CUMMINS


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.

Lucky number five this #ZooKeeperWeek is Tessla Cummins, who received her Master’s degree for studying zoo animals (like the Przewalski’s horse)! Her passion for the species she works for is clear, especially when you ask her to tell her favourite stories from the job.

Meet the Zookeeper: Tessla Cummins

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Sam’s field notes: Ankylosaurus

Sam's Field Notes

Howdy! Sam here. Today I’d like to tell you about another super cool dinosaur that I learned about: Ankylosaurus! I see that it’s another huge dinosaur for sure! I wonder why we don’t see as many little dinosaurs? I think that maybe it’s harder for the small dinosaurs to become fossils, or maybe there were just more big dinosaurs.

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Zoofari- what’s the big deal about the Big Five?

Zoofari-BigFiveCollage

As soon as you say that you’re going on safari, people often ask if you’re going to see the “Big Five”. If you doubt this, just sign up for one of the Calgary Zoo Zoofari travel programs, like this fall’s trip to Tanzania and Kenya and see what happens!

The “Big Five” doesn’t refer to the five biggest animals of Africa. It refers to the ones that were the most difficult and dangerous, and therefore the most popular, for big-game hunters to pursue in the early days of safari hunting.

Can you name them all?

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