And you thought the zoo was just about animals and plants! At the Calgary Zoo, we have many important initiatives that involve the species Homo sapien. Whether it be educating children about endangered species, or sending a zookeeper to conference on gorillas, some of the following People Projects need your help. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.
Train the Trainer - To keep up with the newest developments in enrichment and training, we need to send staff to conferences and professional schools, or invite consultants here. The average conference costs $2,500, professional school costs $4,000, and consultant's costs can vary from $2,000 to $5,000. Education is considered by many zoos to be the best investment for changes.