Bite-size News

The Calgary Zoo manages a diverse collection of animals representing many geographic areas of the world – and it takes a small army of dedicated zoo staff to take care of everything for the animals and over 1.2 million visitors each year. Almost daily, there is some news about our animals or the interesting people that work or visit the zoo. In Bite-size News we’ll share those short stories with you to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening at your zoo.

Gorilla babies are born totally dependent on their mothers. Weighing only about two kilograms (four pounds), they cling to mom’s fur until they’re about four months old, when they start to ride on her back.