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Yumm, feeding time! Excited to have some really tasty #fish. Who else loves #sushi?


Did you know that the average male #lion weighs 400 lbs? I weigh 432. :) #aboveaverage


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Straw-coloured fruit bats make their homes in tall trees, on rocks and even in caves. It might sound dark and lonely, but it’s really anything but. These bats live in large colonies that include thousands, or even millions, of individual bats.

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Senior (60+)


Child (3 - 15)


Infant (2 & under)


Parking lots:

Parking $10

Event Parking $7

North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.
210 St. George's Drive NE

West parking lot: Currently closed.

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Gates & Services

Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open 364 days a year.

Reminder: Animals are not on display during ZOOLIGHTS, and their corresponding buildings will be closed. Even lions have a 'bedtime!' 

Public Entrance:
210 St. George's Drive NE

Concession and Retail:

  • Kitamba Café is open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Kitamba Java and Penguin Café are open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. *

  • Tusk and Grill is open during ZOOLIGHTS from 6 - 9 p.m.

  • North gift shop is open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Tigers Den is open from 1:30 - 9 p.m.*

  • Outdoor concession locations like Dairy Bar and Tribal Treats are closed and begin operations again in March 2017.
    All outdoor concession subject to visitor attendance and weather.

  • These hours are affected by ZOOLIGHTS. For more information on Concession and Retail hours during the event, check here

Buildings and Habitats:

  • African Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory, Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge) open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • Penguin Plunge open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Last entrance at 4:15 p.m.

  • Prehistoric Park will close for the winter on November 1, 2016.

  • Eurasian Gateway is closed for construction of the giant panda habitat.

Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m., and during ZOOLIGHTS close at 9 p.m.


Safari Lodge

Never mind the massive banquet hall that can be quickly converted into smaller, more intimate spaces; the selling feature here is the veranda overlooking the giraffes, zebras and ostriches. It’s like you’re dining right in Africa.

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Karsten Discovery Centre Auditorium

There’s more than just a big auditorium in this building, there’s a smaller theatre as well. So whatever your size of audience, you can present to them in comfort.

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Tiger Training

Our Amur tigers receive daily training at 11 a.m in the Tiger Amphitheatre. Come see how we build a positive and trusting relationship between our keepers and tigers.

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