Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park is at 1000 Zoo Rd. N.E. at Memorial Dr. and 12th St. E. In themed areas like Destination Africa and Eurasia, visitors observe nearly 900 animals, including big cats, river hippos and such rare and endangered species as the Amur tiger and red panda. The Land of Lemurs is an immersive habit home to three species of lemurs. Giant pandas pay a visit in the spring of 2018 for a 5-year-stay when the zoo opens Panda Passage.
Basking in an icy, state-of-the-art habitat, five penguin species pretend not to notice the crowds of chilly onlookers drawn to the Penguin Plunge exhibit. In the TransAlta Rainforest, bold guests can thump their chests along with the resident western lowland gorilla troop and enjoy the antics of colobus monkeys.
Black and grizzly bears, cougars and bison are among the creatures children and parents can learn about in the Canadian Wilds. A 2.6-hectare (6.5-acre) prehistoric park dotted by life-size dinosaur replicas transports you to western Canada's bygone Mesozoic landscape.