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. As of 2006, it is home to over 1,000 animals, excluding individual fish and 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. The zoo opens every day except for Christmas Day.