From the splendour of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, see nearly 1,000 animals from around the world.
December 15th, 2017
Expertise in Animal Care and Conservation
Home to nearly 1,000 creatures across 119 species and one of the city’s favourite family destinations. 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.
The Calgary Zoo is home to nearly 1,000 creatures across 119 species and is one of the city’s favourite family destinations. Travel to the polar waters of Penguin Plunge. Hike up through the Rockies to find big horn sheep, caribou, otters, grizzlies, cougars, moose and many more animals who call Canada home. Safari through the Savannah to see hippos, giraffes, meerkats, lions and lemurs roaming. Trek to the Rainforest as you visit the chameleons, crocodiles and gorillas. Meander through the tranquility and serenity of the ornamental Dorothy Harvie Gardens and ENMAX Conservatory. Venture East to see the playful antics of the Japanese macaques and red pandas. Be sure not to miss the majestic Amur tigers and snow leopards while you're there. Then head back in time through Prehistoric Park. 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. Their mission is to become Canada’s leader in wildlife conservation. To that aim, they operate a Centre for Conservation Research where biologists have earned international recognition in the science of species recovery and reintroduction.
With a comprehensive daily activities schedule, no two visits are the same. Enjoy an abundance of expert-led programming from Caring for Gorillas to Animal Snackers, every day of the week!
Don’t skip the cold months! From January through March, the king penguins waddle their way through the zoo for a daily Penguin Walk (weather depending).
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