Madagascar tree boa, Kely, deceased


Saying Goodbye to a Boa

December 10, 2023 | 1 minute read

We are saddened to share that our beloved senior Madagascar tree boa, ‘Kely’, passed away on Sunday, December 10th at the age of 19.

Kely was born at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo on July 1, 2004, and has been a much-loved member of the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo family ever since. She gave birth to 15 offspring over the years.

Her necropsy indicated her death was most likely due to reproductive tract disease, however, we will share more information once further microscopic examination and other testing is completed. Please keep her dedicated care team in your thoughts during this difficult time.