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Wildlife Conservation Centre

Wildlife Conservation Centre

Restoring Wildlife through Conservation Breeding

The Calgary Zoo’s new Wildlife Conservation Centre provides hope to endangered species. The facility is dedicated to breeding endangered species for reintroduction into the wild. Your zoo is building a new state-of-the-art Wildlife Conservation Centre to better address the mounting needs for this type of conservation work here in Canada and around the world.

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Conservation Legacy

Brian Keating Conservation Endowment

Saving Species in Canada and Around the World

Real conservation success is not a short-term venture – it takes time and commitment over decades. The Brian Keating Conservation Endowment provides critical long-term funding to support conservation projects in Canada and around the world. The focus is on the reintroduction of endangered species and empowering local communities to benefit from and protect wild species. Your zoo will be matching new contributions to the Brian Keating Conservation Endowment, up to $1 million.

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Wildlife Reintroduction

Burrowing Owl Recovery Program

Giving Owls a Head Start

Your Calgary Zoo is leading an innovative conservation project to save burrowing owls. This head-starting project involves raising wild young burrowing owls in captivity over their first winter to increase their survival. Fitted with satellite transmitters to track their movement, yearling owls are released the following spring to their Alberta nesting grounds. This project has the potential to benefit the burrowing owl population in Canada by increasing both the survival of young owls and the likelihood that owls will return to their Alberta nesting site every spring―two factors likely influencing their population decline.

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Zoo Fund

Caring for Endangered and At-Risk Species

At the Calgary Zoo, we’re committed to providing the highest quality of animal care. You can join your zoo in providing dynamic habitats and engaging enrichment activities for the animals that live at the Calgary Zoo. You can also assist in providing our animal care, veterinary and conservation research teams with equipment and supplies.


Make an Online Donation

As a registered charity, the zoo depends on your financial support. You can specify where you would like your donation to go, or allow us to direct your support where it is most needed. If you want your gift to fund a specific program and don't see it in our drop-down menu, just make a comment in the Message section.

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How to Reach Us

[email protected]
(403) 232-7774
Calgary Zoo Development
1300 Zoo Road NE
Calgary AB T2E 7V6
Charitable Registration # 118824192 RR0001