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Calgary Zoo
7 Zones
Diverse Ecosystems
Wildlife
Diverse Species
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Description

The Calgary Zoo, where the beauty of 7 distinct ecological zones unfolds. This immersive experience invites you to celebrate the interconnected world of people, animals, and the land.

Explore the wonder and diversity of Canada's landscapes, making the Calgary Zoo a destination that fosters a deep connection with nature.

Animals at the Calgary Zoo:

Explore the captivating world of wildlife at the Calgary Zoo, where an incredible array of animals becomes part of your immersive experience. Encounter majestic Polar Bears, observe the playful antics of North American River Otters, witness the grace of Giraffes, and marvel at the strength of Western Lowland Gorillas.

Admire the vibrant colors of Flamingos and Butterflies, and meet the charismatic King Penguins, Gentoo Penguins, and Rockhopper Penguins.

The zoo is also home to the elusive Snow Leopards, the iconic Grizzly Bears, and the regal African Lions. From the mysterious Snow Leopards to the charming Humboldt Penguins, each animal contributes to the rich tapestry of biodiversity, making your visit to the Calgary Zoo a journey of discovery and connection with the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Events

From family-friendly activities to adults-only nights, there’s something for everyone. Discover your next adventure at the zoo with events like Zoolights Feast, Zoo Year’s Eve, Wild After Hours, and many more.

Eat and Drink

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience at the zoo's eateries:

  • Kitamba Cafe: A coffee shop offering specialty coffee, sandwiches, ice cream, and even alcoholic drinks.
  • Grazers Restaurant: Savor a variety of delightful dishes.
  • Kitamba Java: A perfect spot for your coffee fix.
  • Penguin Cafe: A unique dining experience surrounded by the playful antics of penguins.

Shopping

Explore the zoo's shops to add to your souvenir collection or find a special gift. The North Gift Shop, in particular, offers a colorful array of items to help you remember your visit.

Educational Programs

Explore the Calgary Zoo as a living classroom. Their on-site school programs are designed with grade-specific learning outcomes, offering a variety of curriculum-connected activities. Additionally, they bring the zoo to your school with in-school programs and provide engaging virtual exploration through their Virtual School Program.

Make an impact:

The Calgary Zoo stands as a globally recognized conservation organization and their impact extends locally and globally, with daily actions in the wild to benefit nature and people alike. Welcoming over 1.3 million guests annually, visitors delve into the world of rare and endangered species cared for by the institute. By purchasing tickets and on-grounds merchandise, you directly contribute to a not-for-profit charitable conservation organization striving to combat the extinction of plants and animals globally. 

 

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Wilder Institute
Wilder Institute
210 St. George's Drive NE
Calgary, T2E 7V6
Wilder Institute
Wilder Institute
210 St. George's Drive NE
Calgary, T2E 7V6
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