Zoo News

Current News

Read our media releases to learn about the latest happenings at the Calgary Zoo, including animal news, research discoveries and conservation achievements.

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News Archive

We don’t like throwing things away. After all, conservation is one of our top values and priorities. This translates into our digital space as well. If you’re looking for a media release that’s more than six months old, this is where you’ll find it. 

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Bite-size News

The Calgary Zoo manages a diverse collection of animals representing many geographic areas of the world – and it takes a small army of dedicated zoo staff to take care of everything for the animals and over 1.2 million visitors each year. Almost daily, there is some news about our animals or the interesting people that work or visit the zoo. In Bite-size News we’ll share those short stories with you to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening at your zoo.

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Rock hyraxes pee and poop in areas called latrines. Over time, the contents eventually congeal into a large, sticky, solid mass that has been used to treat epilepsy and convulsions in humans.