Calgary Zoo

210 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Calgary Zoo is located in Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A large portion of the zoo is located on St. George's Island in the Bow River. The zoo is operated by the Calgary Zoological Society, an independent not-for-profit organization.

It is home to almost 800 animals, excluding individual fish and insects, and 130 different species. The 120-acre zoo is organized by into six distinct zones: Destination Africa, Canadian Wilds, Penguin Plunge, Dorothy Harvie Botanical Gardens and ENMAX Conservatory, Eurasia, and Prehistoric Park.

The zoo is open every day except for Christmas Day. The Calgary Zoo has received many international recognitions as one of the top zoos in the world.

One third of the zoo's 130 species are cared for within Species Survival Plans, a global initiative to protect at-risk genetic diversity. Twenty-nine species at the zoo are in danger of extinction. Other species are considered "ambassadors" for endangered species. The Calgary Zoo uses a team of educators including animal keepers, interpreters, teachers, and volunteers to increase awareness among visitors about the beauty of nature and threats to wildlife.

The zoo focused on saving eight highly endangered Western Canada species: whooping crane, Vancouver Island marmot, swift fox, black-footed ferret, black-tailed prairie dog, burrowing owl, northern leopard frog and greater sage grouse.

Working Hours :

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Last entry (day admission): 3:00 p.m.
  • Last entry (members): 3:00 p.m.
  • Zoo grounds close: 4:30 p.m.
  • Zoo grounds open for ZOOLIGHTS: 5:00 p.m.
  • Open every day, except Dec. 25

Admission :

  • Adults $29.95 + GST
  • Seniors $27.95 + GST
  • Child (3-15) $19.95 + GST
  • Under 3 FREE
Mapview of Calgary Zoo

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