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Wildtimes | Edmonton Valley Zoo
A blog for the Edmonton Valley Zoo animals.
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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1579731623034{margin-top: -50px !important;}"] As you may have heard, we recently completed a comprehensive health review of Lucy, the Asian elephant here at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. For the past 10 years experts have told us that moving...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" in_content_menu="in_content_menu" content_menu_icon="" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1571175870781{margin-right: 32px !important;margin-left: 32px !important;}"] When it comes to being sluggish, sloths win the prize! They are the slowest mammals in the world, traveling on average 37 metres (41 yards) a day! In fact, they...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1570127429453{margin-top: -50px !important;}"] There are many tasks in a day in the life of a zookeeper, from cleaning habitats and feeding to training, making enrichments, special care, and record keeping. On one day, a zookeeper...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" in_content_menu="in_content_menu" content_menu_icon="" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1569359580402{margin-right: 32px !important;margin-left: 32px !important;}"] Amur tigers - also known as Siberian tigers - are the largest cats in the world. They are found in a northern climate that is far harsher than that of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" in_content_menu="in_content_menu" content_menu_icon="" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1568155079204{margin-right: 32px !important;margin-left: 32px !important;}"] Bactrian camels are famous for having two humps instead of one. Contrary to popular belief, these humps don’t store water. Instead, the humps store fat, which the camel’s body can...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" in_content_menu="in_content_menu" content_menu_icon="" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1566836724471{margin-right: 32px !important;margin-left: 32px !important;}"] Takins, considered to be a Chinese national treasure, are large, muscular mammals covered with thick hair and bearing crescent-shaped horns. Sometimes called goat antelopes, these animals look like a cross...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1565625811493{margin-top: -50px !important;}"] The Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to an Asian elephant named Lucy. She is now 44 years old and has been cared for by dedicated and professional staff here for the past 42 years....