The Calgary Zoo is a world-class zoological society, always committed to excellence in animal stewardship and conservation leadership. Our core mission: take and inspire action to sustain wildlife & wild places.
The zoo is hosting it's annual Easter Eggstravaganza event on March 30-31, 2018. The buzz 🐝this year is all about pollinators, but we're also including face painting, cookie decorating, bunny races and more!
Warmer weather is finally on its way, and so is Spring Break! The first day of this lovely season is March 20, and everyone is looking forwards to seeing the uncharacteristically cold weather thaw. As visitors come out of winter hibernation, students are on break and looking for some fun! If you're....
It's the first day of spring! This means it's heating up for greater sage-grouse at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre (DWCC). Zookeeper Michelle Benzen captured this video of a male sage-grouse displaying for the ladies—turn up the volume so you can hear his unique call!
Here’s hoping that his tactics work and we’ll be seeing lots of sage-grouse chicks in the coming months... #conservationconversation
6 hours ago Briana Goucher I thought we were moving in together next month but now I see that you’ve found a home at the Calgary Zoo. #rude
1 day ago How many grouse are bred and re released into the wild each year?
1 day ago Poor bird that will probably get killed soon, to make more room.
1 day ago How have I never seen these guys before!?!?
1 day ago I caught the panda magic with the little ones in Toronto!! Love that family and will miss them so. I hope you will let us know when they arrive safely in Calgary!! :)
2 days ago This makes me feel really uncomfortable. Hahaha
2 days ago Dale Penner kinda like your dancing
2 days ago Evan lets go to the zoo this weekend!
2 days ago Clearly, human males have to step up their game . . 🙊
2 days ago I’ve gatta admit that’s kind of Wierd lol I’ve never seen that before
Join us for Easter Eggstravaganza on March 30-31, 2018. Highlighting pollinators this year, the classic zoo event includes fun-filled family activities like bunny races, face painting, cookie decorating, and more!
HEY YOU! A "little" birdy just told us that there's an official end date for the 2018 Penguin Walk!
The last day to see the king penguins strut their stuff at 11 a.m. will be March 22, so now's the time to visit. Calling all waddlers- make the most of the last three days! http://bit.ly/2jAp4jh #penguinwalkyyc
We had to chose to either eliminate or relocate the tree—and we knew we wanted to find a way to re-home it. Moving it wasn't an issue, but the ground was too frozen. With our horticulture team's quick thinking, surface heaters were placed around the tree for seven days in order to thaw the ground before attempting to move it!
The second largest tree spade in Alberta was brought in to do the job!, and the tree was saved. Teamwork 🌿👏 #conservationconversation
3 days ago That is one very special tree! It was worth a lot before, but now it's much more valuable!
3 days ago Was great working with the Calgary Zoo and saving another tree. #Diamond Tree Moving
3 days ago Now that's truly incredible !
3 days ago Looks like great work done by Diamond Tree Moving Ltd!!🌲
3 days ago Cool! Someone was thinking with their heads to think of defrosting the ground.
4 days ago and yes where did you relocate it to?
4 days ago What is the trees Genus species?
4 days ago Always like to see a saved tree :) Jaclyn
Last week, Tara Stephens and Sian Wilson from the Conservation Research Team did just that. They were in Colorado at the Black-Footed Ferret Conservation Subcommittee Meeting, and one of the hot topics was the dreaded sylvatic plague (dun, dun, dunnnnhhhh!!!!).
This plague is a major challenge for black-footed ferret recovery. The dedicated group highlighted a new tool that could help reduce transmission of the plague to black-tailed prairie dogs and black-footed ferrets. We're proud to work together towards black-footed ferret recovery in North America and won’t let this plague get us down. #conservationconversation
Photo credit: Ryan Hagerty, USFWS
4 days ago Can we see the Black footed ferrets at the zoo?
If you think you've got the luck of the Irish, we dare you to go on a mission to find the hidden green gems all around the zoo. Like our glorious traveller's palm in the Enmax Conservatory, we promise you won't miss it--it stands tall in the Garden of Life and its leaves are so big, more than a leprechaun could sit on them. We think this palm is so wonderful, it's luckier than a four-leaf clover!
Get buzzing this Easter with two days of springtime blossoming at the Calgary Zoo.
Join us March 30 and 31, when kids of all ages can explore, create, and learn. Enjoy our great fun-filled family activities, including: bunny races, face painting, cookie decorating, and more. This year we are learning about pollinators. Eggsploring our native bees and butterflies and how we can help them thrive.
This event runs from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day. All activities included in the price of admission. Find the best ticket price online!
Don't get stuck in line! 🐧🐧🐧 Calgary winter has run long, and so has the #penguinwalkyyc! Don't forget to watch the waddles in person, so plan your visit before the weather warms up and it's too late. Walking daily at 11 a.m.: http://bit.ly/2jAp4jh
4 days ago Are you guys still doing the walk today The Calgary Zoo?
6 days ago Sooooo - we can always look on the bright side. LOVE these guys!
Today is International Panda Day, and you might be a winner. All you need to do is dress like a panda!
That's right- visitors attending the zoo today wearing black and white or other panda related memorabilia will be gifted a 2-for-1 admission ticket for a return visit. That's right, just like our friend Bamboo, you could earn complimentary zoo tickets today- while supplies last! Dress like a panda today: http://bit.ly/1qYE9ca #calgarypandas
3 days ago When did they arrive?Thank you
6 days ago Kym Rowe..this is a perfect opportunity to dress like a panda!
6 days ago Andrea Taylor Remmert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 days ago Kathy Ewing ...BREAK OUT THE PANDA SHIRT
6 days ago Boya
6 days ago Trudy Drake Chelsea Lee Kaylee Dales Christie Nelson 😳😳
Why it's our male Komodo dragons, Thorn and Shruikan! You'll be able to visit them on May 7/2018 in our newly renovated Panda Passage. But you might notice they look a little bigger in the top left picture- they've grown!
They're 50% larger than when they left, so with extra pounds, keepers have scaled back some of their daily diet that normally includes horse meat, rabbits, quail and chicks. Like every teenage romantic-comedy movie, the long-term plan will be to set up at least one of these dragons with a female SSP date 😍#conservationconversation
20 hours ago Will we have to wait in line to get in to the panda building to see them? The dragons, I mean. Not the pandas.
20 hours ago I got a peek at them during a volunteer day. They are very handsome boys. <3 Man have they grown!
Thanks to the colder weather this winter, the 2018 Penguin Walk is running longer than usual! You still have time to watch the cutest workout of the the year,so make sure you visit while these waddlers are strutting their stuff.
BUTTERFLIES ARE ALMOST BACK! The first shipment of seasonal butterflies arrive at the ENMAX Conservatoryont March 19, and will be at full flutter in mid May. But they're more than just a pretty pair of wings!
How do our northern leopard frogs know that spring has sprung?
As the frogs are now hibernating at 3°C in their indoor habitat, our talented Animal Care team works their magic to let the animals know the seasons have changed! Currently, a dim blue light simulates the way natural light would penetrate through the ice in the frogs’ native habitat. Our keepers slowly begin increasing the light to replicate a longer day while ramping up the temperature and this eases the hoppers into the leap to spring.
Once it has reached the ideal temperature for the frogs, they will be moved to their outdoor habitat. As our latest reintroduction breeding program, our team is working to create the best possible habitat for these new residents and their eventual successes in breeding. #conservationconversation
1 week ago Are they displayed at the zoo during the summer?
Join us for Easter Eggstravaganza on March 30-31st, 2018. Highlighting pollinators this year, the classic zoo event includes fun-filled family activities like bunny races, face painting, cookie decorating, and more!