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ZOOKEEPER WEEK- PAULA KERR

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. Our final spotlight is on Paula, whose experience on her family farm growing up made a transition to zookeeping a natural fit.

Meet the Zookeeper: Paula Kerr

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What to do at the zoo…on a long weekend?

It’s the August long weekend, and you’re looking for something fun to do with the family. Or maybe you’re looking to have a great day out with friends. Whatever you have in mind, the zoo has something for you to make that summer day extra memorable! Here are some suggestions to help you plan your visit.

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Zookeeper Week – Ryan Ball

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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. Ryan followed his passion for science to a position here at the zoo.

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Zookeeper Week – Larry William Millar

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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. We loved talking to Larry, who found zookeeping by chance and found his passion.

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Zookeeper Week- Barb Campbell

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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. This zookeeper has worked for the zoo for over 30 years! She has incredible expertise (and shared one of our favourite stories…seriously.)

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Your guide to flooding (and rebuilding) at the Calgary Zoo

As you know, the Calgary Zoo was badly damaged due to the devastating flooding that occurred in southern Alberta in June of 2013. We had to close our doors for close to six weeks to recover and after a lot of hard work, we were excited to partially re-open on July 31.

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Rebuild the Zoo: Elaine Willms

The recent Bow River flooding swamped the zoo’s 32-acre island, causing extensive damage to the zoo’s buildings and grounds. While we have reopened the northern part of the zoo, restoring the Calgary Zoo completely will take years.

Senior Zookeeper Elaine Willms talks about getting ready to move the Tigers without lights, as the river was beginning to breech the berm.

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