Keeping It Wild

At the Calgary Zoo, we have endless stories to share about our animals, our people and our conservation work. Whether we are inspiring our visitors to love nature, saving species in western Canada from extinction or working with scientists on the other side of the globe, our ultimate goal is simple: to help wildlife and keep it wild. 

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Zoofari- Iconic Species of the Galapagos Islands

Why are the Galapagos Islands, a Natural World Heritage Site also known as the “Enchanted Islands”, a must-see for any nature lover? Here are a just handful of reasons:
 

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ILLUMINASIA: And Now for a Completely Different Date Night . . .

ILLUMINASIA: And Now for a Completely Different Date Night . . .

It was time for the grown-ups to have a little fun. Part Two of the Calgary Zoo’s new fall program dubbed ILLUMINASIA had just begun when Philippa Wagner and her husband, Bayne, decided to grab their cameras and head to the grounds for a Saturday night date.

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Shopping for a cause: Jeans to Save Genes

Shopping for a cause: Jeans to Save Genes

Holt Renfrew is helping us shed light on our whooping crane conservation by hosting their second Jeans to Save Genes fundraiser this year. The plan is simple- stop by Holt Renfrew anytime from Friday, October 16, to Sunday October 18 and go shopping for jeans. Any pair purchased (men or women’s) during this fundraiser will have 10% of the proceeds donated towards whooping crane conservation.

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Got conservation on the brain? So does Dr. Axel!

Got conservation on the brain? So does Dr. Axel!

Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager, who is the Calgary Zoo’s Director of Conservation & Science is involved in conservation initiatives worldwide, including acting as the chair of the IUCN Reintroduction Specialist Group. At a recent IUCN leader meeting in the United Arab Emirates, Axel co-chaired three significant workshops which produced the following outcomes. 

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Growth spurt! Catch up on the red panda cub's first few months

Growth spurt! Catch up on the red panda cub's first few months

Growth spurt! Catch up on the red panda cub's first few months at the zoo with some behind-the-scenes pictures. Red panda cubs remain with their mothers in their dens until the cub is big enough to climb trees, which is about three months. 

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Sam's field notes: Struthiomimus

Sam's field notes: Struthiomimus

Hi, I'm Sam! I'm learning about the dinosaurs in Prehistoric Park during Dinosaurs Alive, and recording what I discover in my field notes. I went to the zoo with my grandparents this weekend, and I learned what dinosaurs and animals like to eat. 

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Zookeeper Week - Kayla Weller

Zookeeper Week - 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. Kayla found a passion for penguins, and was lucky enough to witness the first penguin chick hatch at the Calgary Zoo!

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Zookeeper Week - Ryan Ball

Zookeeper Week - Ryan Ball

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 - Scott Russell

Zookeeper Week - Scott Russell

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. Scott worked for over 10 years with elephants, and shares his fond memories with us.

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