How to have good time in Calgary Zoo
Every major city on this globe have one thing in common (in addition to other things). That one thing is Zoo. Below is the list of Zoo and wildlife parks in Canada.
Calgary Zoo, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Center – Calgary, Edmonton Valley Zoo, British Columbia Wildlife Park – Kamloops, Greater Vancouver Zoo, Okanagan Game Farm, Victoria Bug Zoo – Victoria BC, Victoria Butterfly Gardens – Brentwood Bay, Assiniboine Park Zoo – Winnipeg, Thompson Zoo – Thompson, Cherry Brook Zoo – Saint John, Magnetic Hill Zoo – Moncton, Oaklawn Farm Zoo – Aylesford, Shubenacadie Wildlife PArk – Shubenacadie, African Lion Safari – Hamilton, Bird Kingdom – Niagara Falls, Bowmanville Zoo – Bowmanville, Elmvale Jungle Zoo – Elmvale, High Park Zoo – Toronto, Jungle Cat World – Orono, Oshawa Zoo – Oshawa, Papanack Park Zoo – Wendover, Riverdale Farm – Toronto, Riverview Park & Zoo – Peterborough, Saunders Country Critters – Kemptville, Toronto Zoo – Toronto, Granby Zoo – Granby, Montreal Biodome – Montreal, Montreal Insectarium – Montreal, Park Safari – Hemmingford, Zoo Savuvage de St-Felicien – Saint – Felicien, Forestry Farm Park and Zoo – Saskatoon
I hope you know that zoo is more than just a place to see animals. Like accredited zoos and aquariums across the world, Calgary Zoo is a force for animal care, research and conservation.
Calgary Zoo has partnered with other conservation organizations to help reintroduce and recover endangered species including Vancouver Island marmots, whooping cranes, swift foxes, black-footed ferrets, burrowing owls and more, offering both ability and captive-bred animals for release.
When we hear word Zoo, first thing that comes to our mind is kids. Zoo is for kids not for adults. Once you visit a Zoo, you will realize this statement is completely incorrect. Below are things you can do to have good time in Calgary Zoo.
Get to know some of Canada’s most impressive animals as you wander along the forested pathways of the Canadian Wilds. You’ll see bears splashing in their pond, wolves snoozing in the sun and eagles perched high in the treetops. Even if you’re a hiker, you’ve probably never had such extraordinary views of cougars, bison, bighorn sheep and mountain goats.
Things to see here
Black bear, Grizzly Bear, Whooping Crane, Woodland Caribou
Conservatory and Gardens
You might come for the animals, but you could find yourself spending more time than you bargained for admiring our botanical side. Wander along lush pathways, to explore a living library of trees and plants – including a few that might surprise you. Kiwi fruit in Alberta? You bet! All paths lead to the ENMAX Conservatory where you’ll find a steamy butterfly garden and jungle atmosphere – complete with banana trees and pineapple plants.
The Calgary Zoo’s animal habitats are carefully choreographed to create healthy homes for the zoo’s animals. If you think about it, the zoo is really a garden. Our habitat gardeners carefully select and place plants because they provide shelter, comfort, food and fun for our animals.
Things to see here
Butterflies and The Garden Gallery, Garden of Life and Alternative Energy Showcase
Trek down steamy tropical rain-forest pathways alive with lush plants and singing, colorful birds. Along the way, you’ll see gorillas, colobus monkeys and mandrill in their family groups. But don’t let the cute primates distract you – keep a watchful eye out for snakes and crocodiles too. Then, wander over to the Savannah to see hippos underwater in their huge pool, giraffes and zebras grazing in the distance and lions snoozing in the sunshine.
Things to see
Animals – African Lions, gorillas, Giraffe, Hippos
Places – TransAlta rain forest, Safari through African Savannah, Family fun for the little ones
Journey to Eurasia where tigers walk the grassy plains and snow leopards lounge in tree branches. Watch the playful antics of Japanese macaques as they swing and chase each other overhead, then visit adorable red pandas that explore and climb before your very eyes.
Things to see here
Amur tiger, Red Panda, Snow Leopards, Komodo Dragons, Rhinoceros
Surround yourself with playful penguins perched on rocky outcroppings, plunging into chilly water, popping out of holes in the ice and walking with their trademark waddle. It’s the perfect setting to get to know Humboldt, gentoo, rockhopper and king penguins. With a retail area, food outlet and shopping, Penguin Plunge is a destination in itself.
what to see
Penguins and their homes
Watch for triceratops grazing among the bushes, then look up to see fearsome T-Rex’s banana-sized teeth ready to tear into his next meal. Make sure not to run away. While you haven’t actually traveled back in time – it just feels like it. Discover, life-sized dinosaur models around every turn at the Calgary Zoo’s Prehistoric Park and see for yourself what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme.
The Calgary Zoo has brought back Dinosaurs Alive , a dinosaur exhibit which will help you to experience what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Don’t forget to visit Dinosaurs Alive event page for more details. This page will help you stay up to date with all exciting things at Calgary Zoo.
Things to see
Different kind of dinosaurs, hoodoos
Calgary Zoo has 6 destinations. Which runs their own different programs. If you want up to date information about zoo, their upcoming festivals, about animals that live in Calgary zoo and other Zoo related information, make sure to check out Calgary Zoo Blog here.
In conclusion we would like to say, if you are in Calgary, don’t miss the Calgary Zoo. It is a place enjoyed by visitors throughout the year. I am sure once you visit there, you would like to come back again and again because of your love.