Thinking tall! It's #WorldGiraffeDay, and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation announced that this year's focus is dedicated to saving Masai giraffe in Kenya and Tanzania!
Some giraffe species have been harder hit than others, like the Masai giraffe which is facing many threats in the wild. With only 32,000 Masai giraffe remaining in southern Kenya and Tanzania, their number has dropped by... View details ⇨
Times flies when you're having fun! Our Red panda cubs, Khairo and Chiya, celebrate their first birthday today!
Although they are only one, these cuties have boosted the captive population of their subspecies by a remarkable 4%. Now THAT'S a big deal! Go wish them a Happy Birthday in Eurasia. #conservationconversation
This week we're joining the celebration of our hardworking pollinators by highlighting our butterflies.
Did you know that our butterfly garden is full of fluttery friends from international butterfly farming in Costa Rica and Southeast Asia? Supporting this industry helps preserves local forests: [ Bit.ly Link ] #conservationconversation
We're not horsing around- there are two Asian wild horse foals now at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre (DWCC)!
These critically endangered horses were technically extinct in the wild at one time.We have contributed Przewalski’s horses to the captive breeding-for-release program in Germany, where descendants of our horses have gone on to release in Askania Nova and Kazakhstan.
Our new lemur habitat supports species from Madagascar, but there are more than just lemurs!
Meet the newest additions to the TransAlta Rainforest – panther chameleons. This unique species gives our visitors a peek at some of the animals that inhabit Madagascar; of the 160 species of chameleons in the world, 59 of them can only be found there!
A day out for dad- make the most of this Father's Day with a wander through the zoo. Take a break in the animal kingdom and stop for a meal or a drink during 'Appy Hour on the Grazers patio! Plan your visit here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
For those that are venturing into the wilderness this weekend, make sure that you are #bearsafe! Thanks to keeper Brandy L who recorded a little moment between our grizzly and a little lunch, you can see a close up of those teeth and claws.
Remember to store your food safely when you're in bear country, because these big Canadians don't need human food to snack on - they can become problem... View details ⇨
#didyouknow? We offer distance learning through our outreach education school programs! We have just started to deliver skype programs on the topics of penguins, gorillas and swift foxes.
Through a mix of live segments with an outreach education team member and pre-taped footage of our animals, exhibits and research science, we can break down the barriers to inspire young conservationists... View details ⇨
Reminder: The Canadian Wilds section will close early today, June 15, at 4 p.m. for Adult Night preparations. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Regular hours will resume on Friday, June 16.
Khairo and Chiya are important to the SSP here at the zoo, as there are only 53 red pandas of their subspecies in the North American captive population. These cuties have boosted the captive population of their subspecies by a remarkable 4%!! #conservationconversation
Their habitat is being destroyed by coltan mining- the same substance used in cell phones. Taking action to recycle old cell phones can make a difference in conserving the environment that wild apes call home!
Make your next visit one that helps gorillas- recycle your phones here at the zoo in the TransAlta Rainforest building ♥