Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day

Today is Endangered Species Day today, serving as a reminder of how much further we must go to protect the endangered species that that are so important to our ecosystems. We are proud to be a member of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and to support endangered and threatened species, as well as participate in the Species Survivial Program (SSP) and the SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction campaign.

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Snow leopard born at Calgary Zoo leaves a species survival legacy

Snow leopard born at Calgary Zoo leaves a species survival legacy

Shanti, a snow leopard born at the Calgary Zoo 20 years ago, played a pivotal role in the conservation of her highly endangered species. 

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Video of Snow Leopard Mother with Cubs (from New Scientist)

Snow leopard fur is patterned with rosettes and spots that provide perfect camouflage against their mountainous, rocky terrain.