Meet Our Giant Pandas - Not Available For Public Viewing At This Time

The giant pandas, Da Mao and Er Shun, are preparing for their journey home to China, where bamboo is abundant and local, and are not available for viewing. The Calgary Zoo's PandaCam, presented by Hainan Airlines, is currently offline at this time as well. Er Shun and Da Mao have become cherished members of the Calgary Zoo family and will be deeply missed by staff, volunteers, the community and our visitors from around the world. We are so grateful for the generosity of the donors and sponsors that made it possible for the giant pandas to come to the Calgary Zoo.
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How you can help

The Calgary Zoo—along with other accredited zoos across North America—participates in Species Survival Plans (SSP). Your donations and membership costs can go a long way in helping us fund these conservation efforts.

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Calgary Zoo - Animals - Panda Conservation

Where We Live

Giant pandas live in six small, isolated, dense, bamboo and coniferous forests in the mist-covered mountains of central China.

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Calgary Zoo - Animals - Panda Map
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Calgary Zoo - Pandas - Did You Know

Did You Know?

Pandas’ front paws have six digits, which include a wrist bone that acts more like a thumb to help grip bamboo stalks.