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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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Farming for city slickers: New interactive urban farm at Valley Zoo to open Saturday

EDMONTON JOURNAL – MARCH, 22 2019

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STANLEY CUP HUNT- GAME #3!

Dragan – MAY 2017

PRESS: EVZ CELEBRATES LUCY THE ELEPHANT’S BIRTHDAY

EDMONTON EXAMINER – JULY 8, 2015

Lucy's Birthday
There was much to be celebrated at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, July 1.

Canada’s 148th year as a self-governing dominion; the zoo’s 56-year presence in the city; and the star of the morning, Lucy the elephant’s 40th birthday.

“I couldn’t wait to see them giving out her present,” said Remi Grenier, 6.

After a warm reception, Lucy wowed the crowd with her skillful drumming, crushed recycling ability and superb balance.

“We come every year for her birthday,” said Joanne, Remi’s grandmother.

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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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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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NEWS: Alberta government invests $575,000 in Valley Zoo’s new child-focused exhibit

EDMONTON JOURNAL/ DUSTIN COOK – 2018

A new exhibit under construction at the Edmonton Valley Zoo will provide a new home for red pandas as well as the zoo’s urban farm, which hasn’t been updated since opening in 1959.

The Alberta government will provide $575,000 for the Nature’s Wild Backyard exhibit that is expected to be completed in early 2019, Edmonton-Whitemud NDP MLA Bob Turner announced Friday.

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PRESS: LUCY THE ELEPHANT SHOULD STAY AT EDMONTON ZOO, REPORT RECOMMENDS

GLOBE & MAIL NEWS – JULY 19, 2016

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A new assessment of a controversial Alberta elephant has recommended that she remain at the Edmonton Valley Zoo based on findings that she is being well cared for, appears healthy and bonded to her workers – and that she could die if she is moved….

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NEWS: Valley Zoo building new home for red pandas, upgrading urban farm

CTV NEWS – MAY, 18, 2018

PRESS: EDMONTON ZOO TO HOST ANOTHER POKEMON GO SAFARI NIGHT

METRO NEWS – AUG 22, 2016

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If you missed your first opportunity to hunt Zubats and Drowzees among zebras and lions you’re in luck: the Edmonton Zoo is…

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FUN: COLOUR

ZEBRA BABY

Zebra Colouring Sheet

FUN: FACT

DID YOU KNOW?

Grevy’s zebra foals are born with brown or reddish-brown stripes instead of black stripes! This gradually darkens to black as the zebra ages.

 

 

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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!