NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK 2017 – MEET AMY BOWDEN

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. You should flock to watch this one- today’s the sixth individual, and it’s penguin keeper Amy Bowden! From working at her local zoo in the UK to starting at the Calgary Zoo in 2016, Amy is a welcome addition to our fantastic Animal Care team.

Meet the Zookeeper: Amy Bowden

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK – CAITLIN VAVASOUR-WILLIAMS

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. Zookeeper number four is Caitlin, who has a soft spot for the greater sage-grouse, and for the conservation work she contributes to at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre (DWCC). Also- the force is strong with this one… you’ll see what we mean.

Meet the Zookeeper: Caitlin Vavasour-Williams

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK – ASHLEY ALDRIDGE

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’re chatting with Ashley, who recently moved from a position as a zoo volunteer to her first zookeeping job!

Meet the Zookeeper: Ashley Aldridge

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK- MARC IMFELD

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 first spotlight is on Marc, whose long love of animals has resulted in important work with crocodiles, and trying his hand at caring for lemurs in the new Land of Lemurs building.

Meet the Zookeeper: Marc Imfeld

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How to grow antlers in just over a minute

Even though it’s not possible to sprout antlers in a few minutes, the zoo posted a video of  Napoleon, our male bull elk, doing just that!

Zookeepers Michelle Benzen, Scott Russell, Christina Brunner, Alex Phillips, Matt Emrich spent the better part of a year snapping pictures of the beautiful elk as he grew a new rack. Zoo fans wanted to know more after the video was posted- like how long it took for them to grow. Do they hurt? How heavy are they?

Keeper Michelle Benzen has the answers below!

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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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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK – HEATHER ELLIOT

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- and this year there’s video! This keeper is proud to highlight the special relationships that she builds with the animals in her care.

Meet the zookeeper: Heather Elliot

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NATIONAL ZOO KEEPER WEEK- ROMY DUPAL-DEMERS

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- and this year there’s video! Romy started off in dog training and agility, and used that experience to help care for and train animals here at the zoo- no matter their size!

Meet the zookeeper: Romy Dupal-Demers

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Zookeeper Week – Kayla Weller

Kayla Weller

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 caught up with Kayla while she was target training the giraffes, and talked about her passion for penguins, and how lucky she was to witness the first penguin chick hatch at the Calgary Zoo! Read more

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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