Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park
1300 Zoo Road NE
Canada T2E 7V6
The Calgary Zoo was one of the first accredited zoos in Canada and is the nation's second largest. The Calgary Zoological Society was first created in 1929 and consisted of 36 mammals and 78 birds.
Located just east of the downtown core, the zoo is housed largely on St. George's Island in the Bow River. It now consists of over 1000 animals and over 300 species.
In addition to the wonderful animal exhibits that are organized by geographic region, the zoo also features a Prehistoric Park. This park has life-sized replicas of various dinosaurs and other creatures from prehistoric times. The replicas are displayed in re-creations of their natural geographic environments.
Other facilities include children's play areas, restaurants and food huts, wagon and cart rentals and a gift shop.
Hours: Year-round, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.
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