DAY 1 - CALGARY ZOO
In June of last year, Calgary and many other parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan flooded. Most of the zoo had to evacuate and they lost some animals, some pea cocks and fish and they almost lost the giraffes. The zoo had a lot of damage and is still recovering, they had to close down their South American building and re-home the Giant Anteaters, parrots and a lot of monkeys.
I also took some videos of the penguins, meerkats, giraffes and not sure what else. One day in the future I'll get them all edited and share. I am always taking videos but they take time to edit.
I took a ton of photos, but I had to skim them down a bit... here are the best.
The penguin enclosure here is awesome. They have a massive room inside, with a walkway in the middle and 2 huge pools on both sides, and then a nice big area outdoors too.
This aviary has a lot of owls and at least 1 hawk... most were hiding.
This guy reminds me of a crazy family member! LOL Maybe he's just a bit older than the rest.
I absolutely LOVE giraffes. This is the first time I have seen them where the back is open so they can go outside, what a difference, so much light and much better to see them by.
LOL Sticking their tongues out at me!
I also absolutely LOVE meerkats, if I was to choose a zoo animal to have as a pet, it would be these guys LOL
We found this awesome indoor aviary with tropical birds. I never knew it existed. It had some really unusual birds inside, and holy cow was it hot in there, we were melting.
Butterfly house... a little girl about 4 years old picked 2 butterflies up and held them, she will be a nature lover for sure.
I am so glad we got to the zoo in time, the elephants are leaving. We saw the crates all set up to move them to their new home. The climate in Calgary is too cold and their enclosure was too small. The bull and 3 females had been at the Calgary zoo for 40 years according to this article.