Why Zoos Matter
A Global Force for Animal Stewardship and Conservation
If you’ve spent time at the Calgary Zoo, or on this website, you know that the zoo is more than just a place to see animals. Like accredited zoos and aquariums across the world, we are a force for animal care research and conservation.
In North America, more people visit zoos and aquariums than attend professional sporting events, providing a unique opportunity to present conservation and environmental messages. Through education and exposure, we help our visitors understand and care about the natural world around us.
Approximately one in ...