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LUCY’S 2021 HEALTH ASSESSMENT

CITY RELEASE: DEC 2021

Over the past 44 years, the care team at the Edmonton Valley Zoo have worked tirelessly to give Lucy the elephant the best care she deserves. 

Earlier this fall, the zoo arranged for assessments from qualified, independent elephant experts. Independent elephant assessments are required yearly by Canada’s Associated Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA), the zoo’s accrediting body, as has been our standard practice for the past several years. Edmonton Valley Zoo management reached out to several internationally renowned elephant experts for the 2021 assessment, including some who were recommended by various organizations and/or who had never assessed Lucy before. 

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NEWS: CITY OF EDMONTON LUCY HEALTH UPDATES

CITY OF EDMONTON – 2019

Follow the link below for the latest City of Edmonton news regarding Lucy the Elephants Health. The City of Edmonton has posted downloadable .pdf copies of the veterinarians reviews, as well as the CAZA Independent Review of the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Elephant Programme and their Variance Approval Letter.

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Jane Goodall now agrees with leaving aging Lucy at Edmonton Valley Zoo

NEWS RELEASE: FEB 2021


We are pleased to announce the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada has conducted a thorough review of Lucy the elephant’s history and independent expert medical evaluations and has reconsidered its position: they agree with the conclusion of veterinary medical experts that Lucy should remain at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

We are happy they recognize the quality care our professional team provides for Lucy and that they agree with the findings of years’ worth of independent veterinary assessments.

Lucy has been looked after by the responsible and dedicated staff of the Edmonton Valley Zoo for more than 40 years. The zoo is committed to providing Lucy with the best care she would receive anywhere.

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Edmonton Valley Zoo joins effort to protect endangered frogs

NEWS RELEASE: CITY OF EDMONTON | DEC 2019

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is leaping at the chance to be part of a program to save northern leopard frogs from extinction.

The Zoo has received 22 of the highly endangered frogs and plans to establish a permanent conservation breeding population here in Edmonton, whose offspring will be released in a targeted location in British Columbia with the goal of bringing the species back from the edge of extinction. In British Columbia, there is only a single remaining native population of northern leopard frogs located in the Creston Valley, but this population is vulnerable to extinction from habitat loss, disease, and invasive species.

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It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children’s future and the planet!