The Calgary Zoo Is Spreading Some Love This Month

Posted on February 01

Calgary, AB – February is the month of love and the Calgary Zoo will be spreading some love all month long. Whether you’re in the mood for love or not, the zoo assures that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“Our community has shown the Calgary Zoo some big love over the past year through financial support, encouragement and zoo visits” said Alison Archambault, Calgary Zoo’s Director of Brand & Engagement. “Now it’s our turn to spread some love and joy to the community and provide some safe and fun things to do during these challenging times.”

The zoo’s month-long campaign kicks of today and includes:

  • Reduced daily admission costs ($19.95 for adults/seniors, $9.95 for children, children under 3 are still free) for the month of February;

  • Members bring-a-guest discount (the guest gets in for $10, children under 3 are still free) for the month of February;

  • Bugs or Bouquets? – Donate your choice of either a bug or bouquet between February 1st – 14th to receive a special valentine:

    • Bugs - Not feeling the love this year on Valentine’s Day? Is there someone in your life who keeps bugging you? The zoo has plenty of animals who will take those pesky annoyances and devour all those bad vibes for you. Between February 1st and February 14th, you can name an insect for a minimum donation of $15 to receive a personal Valentine and watch as some of these creepy crawlies (and bad vibes!) get eaten by the zoo’s meerkat mob on February 23 – live on the zoo’s Facebook page at 1:00 p.m. MST!

    • Bouquets - It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a little something for the lovers out there - especially the animal lovers! You can declare your love for your sweetheart by donating $50 in their name and give the zoo’s veggie-loving animals a tasty veggie bouquet. You will receive a personal Valentine to send to your love and you can watch the zoo’s hippos enjoying some of these special bouquets on Monday, February 15 (which also happens to be World Hippo Day!) during the zoo’s Facebook live at 1:00 p.m. MST!

  • Celebrate with your ‘Prime-Mate’ and help support gorilla conservation. The Gorillas on the Line cell phone recycling campaign kicks off on February 1st, 2021. Some cell phone parts use coltan which is an ore mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo – where gorillas live. Recycling your old devices helps to lessen the demand for coltan. When we lessen the demand for coltan, we are helping to protect gorillas in the wild. Show your love for the zoo’s gorilla troop, and their wild counterparts, by bringing your old cell phones (and small hand-held electronic devices) to the Calgary Zoo on your next visit.

Learn more here.