Destination Africa

Trek down steamy tropical rainforest pathways alive with lush plants and singing, colourful birds. Along the way, you’ll see gorillas, colobus monkeys and mandrills in their family groups. But don’t let the cute primates distract you – keep a watchful eye out for snakes and crocodiles too. Then, wander over to the savannah to see hippos underwater in their huge pool, giraffes and zebras grazing in the distance and lions snoozing in the sunshine.


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Adventures In Africa

Africa is a land of extremes. Humid rainforests are home to an incredible diversity of life – thousands plant species come together to create an environment where mammals, birds, insects and amphibians thrive.

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TransAlta Rainforest

Immerse yourself in the steamy atmosphere of this unique ecosystem. Let the sights, sounds and smells of the TransAlta Rainforest transport you to Africa where you’ll see a myriad of incredible jungle plants and animals.

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Safari Through the African Savannah

As you circle around the African Savannah’s huge baobab tree, you’ll find prickly porcupines, busy meerkats, snakes, tall giraffes and swimming hippos. In the summer, the building’s airplane-hangar doors open, connecting the building to the outdoor habitats – savannah style – with zebras, giraffes and ostriches all roaming together.

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Zoo Activities

Leap Through Lemur Habitat

The new Land of Lemurs habitat gives guests an incredible walk-through experience, bringing them a one-of-a-kind view of several species of lemur. This new building will also highlight the plight facing lemurs, the zoo’s conservation projects in Madagascar, and the promotion of simple actions that people can take to help protect wildlife.

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