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The Calgary Zoo is located in Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, just east of the city's downtown and adjacent to the Inglewood and East Village neighbourhoods. It is accessible via Calgary's C-Train light rail system, by car via Memorial Drive and by bicycle and footpath via the Bow River pathway. A large portion of the zoo is located on St. George's Island in the Bow River.

The AZA, WAZA, and CAZA accredited zoo was among the first in Canada.The Calgary Zoological Society was established in 1929. As of 2006, it is home to over 1,000 animals (does not include individual fish or insects) and 290 different species.

The Calgary Zoo is the second largest zoo in Canada. The animal exhibits are organized by geographic region. The current exhibits include, Destination Africa, Canadian Wilds, Australia, Botanical gardens, Eurasia, Prehistoric Park and South America.

Zoolights is a Christmas lights festival held annually at the Calgary Zoo. In 2005-06, it was held between December 1 and January 7. It closes only on Christmas Day. The animal themed show consists of almost 3 million lights and is the largest seasonal light show in Western Canada.

Below are some pictures and one is of Spike's Dental Caps on his tusks. Yes I said Dental Caps!

"Pachyderm dental work of mammoth proportions!"

"What job at the Calgary Zoo takes an eight-person zoo team, a machinist, a
welder, and a 10-tonne hoist on standby? Simple . . . giving our bull elephant
new tusk caps!" an August 6, 2010 News Release From the Calgary Zoo
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