The Calgary Zoo is home to nearly 1,000 animals across 119 species, and is one of the city’s favourite family destinations. One third of Calgarians visit every year, and more than 75,000 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 mission is to become Canada’s leader in wildlife conservation. To that aim, we operate a Centre for Conservation Research. Our biologists have earned international recognition in the science of species recovery and reintroduction. 

Learn about the steps we are taking to inspire change, and set a new path for the future.

View our 20-year master plan

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.