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4 Reasons to Visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo

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4 Reasons to Visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo

 

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is a fun day out for the young and the
young at heart. You can see different animals, enjoy live entertainment, and
throughout the year you can take advantage of some seasonal events that the
kids are sure to love.

Honeybee Hives

The Edmonton Valley Zoo has set up onsite honeybee hives to help
increase pollination in the area. They have also set up bee hotels where native
bee species can lay eggs and reproduce to increase the bee population in
Edmonton.

When you visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo you can head to the hives
to learn more about the huge role that bees play in nature and why the
conservation effort to keep them alive is an important once. You can also have
a little sample of some of these honeybee's delicious honey.

Arctic Shores Exhibit

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is passionate about saving polar bear
habitats around the world. Visitors can go to the Arctic Shores exhibit at the
zoo to see polar bears up close and learn about what is happening to their icy
habitat. The exhibit aims to educate guests and help to inspire people to get
out there and help save these beautiful animals and their homes. 

During the summer, visitors can even take part in educational
events in the exhibit area where you and your children can learn more about
climate change and the conservation of polar environments.

Zoominescence

Zoominescence is a light festival that takes place at the Edmonton
Valley Zoo every winter. The festival puts on a fantastic artistic lights
display all around the zoo which is something truly stunning once the sun goes
down. Each year there is a theme and artists from around Canada send in entries
to take part in the light festival and show off their creative flair. Residents
can vote through the zoo's website.

In addition to light installations, you can also go ice skating
and ice sliding. You can sit back to watch fire dancers warm up the night. The
event is a fundraiser that aims to raise money for the Edmonton Valley Zoo
charity. 

Animal Talks

Every day, the Edmonton Valley Zoo puts on a different animal talk
around the zoo. Some of the regular talks include elephant talks, reindeer
talks, seal talks, and Canadian carnivore talks. Visitors should report to the
location of that animal's area in the zoo to get started on one of the talks.

The talks are all run by experts at the zoo and it's such a great
way to learn more about the different animals. You'll learn about what they
like to eat, whether they're social animals or prefer solitude, and what their
homes are like in the wild. Be sure to check the daily schedule when you arrive
so you don't miss any of the talks.

Whether you want to simply come and see lemurs, red pandas,
elephants, and giraffes, or you want to delve deeper and see what else the zoo
has to offer, a trip to the Edmonton Valley Zoo is one that you won't soon
forget.
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 "Elephant" by Megumi Sasaki, used under CC BY 

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