The Calgary Zoo is home to nearly 1,000 creatures across 119 species, and is one of the city’s favourite family destinations. One third of Calgarians visit every year, and more than 97,000 have annual memberships.
Operated by the Calgary Zoological Society, a not-for-profit society founded in 1929, the Calgary Zoo is one of just five zoos in Canada accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Our vision is to become Canada’s leader in wildlife conservation. To that aim, we operate an offsite Wildlife Conservation Centre where many of our conservation breeding programs take place. Our Conservation Research team has earned international recognition in the science of species recovery and reintroduction. Through community conservation and reintroductions, we are using science to protect species-at-risk and set a new path for wildlife, locally and globally. Learn more.
In the spirit of respect and reconciliation, we acknowledge that the Calgary Zoo operates on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Piikani and Kainai First Nations), the Îyâxe Nakoda (Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations) and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. We honour and acknowledge generations of Indigenous peoples on this land for their continued kinship and conservation of wildlife and wild places.
Walking the Talk on Sustainability
Our Green Team's mandate is to champion new green initiatives and move the zoo in a positive direction for sustainable operations.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Calgary Zoo strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcome and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. As a conservation organization, we respect and value the diversity of all life and come together as individuals and teammates to achieve the Zoo’s mission and vision. We recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work to advance our culture to ensure diverse viewpoints are heard and everyone has an equitable chance to succeed and thrive.