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Schedule of Events
|26-May-13 to 18-May-14||Safari Sunday Brunch||Treat yourself to a truly unique brunch experience at Safari Lodge Canada in the Calgary Zoo’s new Destination Africa exhibit!|
Profile Last Updated: May 21, 2009
Where else but the Zoo are you going to find wild attractions that prey on your animal instincts; a bounty of botanical beauty that paints your senses; and a trip down our planet's memory lane. Opened in 1929, it is no accident that the Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park has often earned top honours in the city in the Calgary Herald Readers' Choice Awards as well as has been named the best man-made site by Attractions Canada. Every year, more than one million people stretch their legs on the inner-city island that is home to more than 289 species of mammals, invertebrates, reptiles, fish and amphibians.
A prehistoric journey
A Prehistoric Journey History buffs can take a stroll through Prehistoric Park for a 65-million-year tour through Western Canada's past and an era when dinosaurs ruled supreme. More than 100 species of plants and many life-sized dinosaurs help bring the west's fascinating geologic history to life. From preserved wetlands to traditional gardens, St. George's Island's spectacular centerpiece, The Dorothy Harvie Garden, is a showcase of more than 4,000 ornamental plant species in the summer months.
One of the Zoo’s highlights is The Conservatory, which houses exotic tropical plants, a waterfall, pools of goldfish, birds and three distinct environments: the tropical garden, the rainforest, the arid garden and the butterfly garden. For those who want a true taste of Canada's natural habitats, flora and fauna, the Canadian Wilds offers three unique experiences. Immerse yourself in a habitat of plants and animals that bring Aspen Woodlands, Rocky Mountains and Northern Forest to life.
Back to Africa
The Calgary Zoo is constantly being updated, with a new habitat for the elephants in the works and the recently completed African Savannah exhibit as examples. The state of the art African habitat is home to giraffes, red river hogs, zebras, ostriches, lions and a massive baobab tree. A 340,000-litre (80,000-gallon) indoor pool for hippos offers a rare view of these giant, graceful creatures in their underwater realm.