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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Who, what, where, when- working with whooping cranes

Who, what, where, when- working with whooping cranes

What does the breeding process for our whooping cranes entail during the calendar year? We talked to Curator Colleen Baird, who leads the whooping crane artificial insemination team, and oversees the Calgary Zoo’s conservation work with the cranes.

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The Calgary Zoo is a wild place- literally!

The Calgary Zoo is a wild place- literally!

The Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre is home to Przewalski's Wild Horse, the only breed of truly wild horses in the world currently. These mammals are part of an SSP conservation breeding program, so this spring we are thrilled to welcome two new colts to our growing herd!

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Zookeeper Week- Valerie Edwards

Zookeeper Week- Valerie Edwards

The summer of 2014, we recognized National Zoo Keeper Week! To celebrate the dedication and hard work of our amazing zookeepers, we posted an interview of a keeper each day that week. It wouldn't have been complete without featuring the work of this hardworking keeper.

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Conserving Whooping Cranes at Wood Buffalo National Park

Conserving Whooping Cranes at Wood Buffalo National Park

Meet one of the biggest names in Canadian whooping crane conservation! The Calgary Zoo has been a part of the captive breeding of whooping cranes since 1989, and while we and other organizations work to bring the captive and wild populations together, the only wild nesting population in the world has long been living Canada- in Wood Buffalo National Park! 

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New Calgary Zoo Member Meets Marmots and Whoopers

New Calgary Zoo Member Meets Marmots and Whoopers

Only a 45-minute drive from the zoo, the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city – and with good reason. Here, peace and quiet are critical ingredients for successfully breeding endangered species for reintroduction into the wild.

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