The Calgary Zoo is renowned as a world-class facility. Many people know that it houses animals from around the world such as Panda Bears, but the
Calgary Zoo is also home to animals you would find right here in Alberta, but might not have the chance to see on your own.
The Canadian Wilds features animal and plant species from different regions in Canada. The
Rocky Mountains area displays montane forests and a unique forest burn exhibit, and the Northern Forest area features
bogs and boreal
forests. The pastures of the Aspen Woodlands are also there for interested visitors. Once completed, it will be the largest natural habitat display in Canada.
Some of the animals you will find in
The Canadian Wilds include the Mule Deer and the Woodchuck in the Aspen Woodlands, the Cougar, Bighorn Sheep and the Grizzly Bear in the Rocky Mountains, and in the Northern Forests the Moose, Beaver and the Lynx will capture your imagination. Watch for the final two phases to be completed soon!
The Calgary Zoo does much more than house many amazing animals! They also take part in the active
conservation of some of Alberta's
endangered species. The Mountain Bluebird is one of the many species at risk in Alberta. The Calgary Zoo is working hard to save it from extinction through extensive research on Raccoon predation. The
Swift Fox is another species at risk that the Calgary Zoo has been active in trying to save. They have participated in reintroduction efforts since the early 1980s and their research continues through to the present.
All in all, the Calgary Zoo is a wonderful place to visit. Put it on your list of places to see next time you're in Calgary!
Contact the Calgary
Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park:
1300 Zoo Road N.E.
Toll Free: (800) 588-9993