Valley Zoo

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City: Edmonton
Country: Canada
State: Alberta
Region: Edmonton Capital Region
Opend 1959


Species 100


The zoo is divided in to these areas:

  • Inner Zoo. The Inner Zoo is the area of the zoo that was originally the Storyland Valley Zoo. The vast majority of the area was constructed in 1959. Animals that live within this area of the zoo during summer include: American White Pelicans, Capybara, Emus, Waterfowl, Spider and Squirrel Monkeys, Alpaca, Callimicos, North American River Otters, Red Pandas, Guinea Pigs, and also includes a Petting Zoo filled with many domestic farm and pet animals. Only the Otters, Alpacas, and Red Pandas are located in Inner Zoo during the winter.
  • Makira Outpost. Makira Outpost is a new exhibit just opened up in the summer of 2007 and is home to the zoos lemurs. The new exhibit uses many new exhibit methods. The lemurs have access to a large outdoor island with two large elm trees for climbing. It also has two outdoor enclosures that have zoomesh a nearly invisible mesh. The indoor enclosures are huge and benefit from lots of natural light. The animals housed in Makira outpost include: Ring-tailed lemurs, African Spurred Tortoise, and Red-fronted Lemurs.
  • Carnivore Alley. The Carnivore Alley is home to majority of the zoos carnivores. Here you can see Swift Foxes, Coatimundi, Snow Leopards, Amur Tigers, Arctic Wolves and an African Serval Cat.
  • Elephant House and Exhibit. The Valley Zoo's Elephant House is home to Lucy, a female Asian Elephant who was orphaned in Sri Lanka in 1975 and came to the zoo at the age of two.
  • Saito Center. The Saito Center is named after the zoo's former veterinarian who died shortly before construction of the building. Originally designed as a new winter holding building it now houses all the zoo's fragile animals. It is winter home to all of the zoo's primate species, as well as the zoo's South American Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, reptile and nocturnal wing, and many of the zoo's smaller animals.
  • African Veldt. The African veldt is home to Addax, Peacocks, Pygmy Zebu Cattle, and Grevy's Zebras.
  • Back Paddocks. The back paddocks are home to the zoos larger hoof stock and include Bactrian camel, West Caucasian Turs, Guanacos, Bighorn sheep, Pony rides, and a Sichuan Takin group. Sichuan Takins are very rare and only two other zoos in Canada house them.
  • Birds of Prey. The Birds of Prey area features "non-releasable" raptors in flight shows and outreach programs. Some highlight species include Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and Snowy Owls.

Service given


Open : minimum 9.30am-4pm

Entrace fee: Yes

For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea

Food: The Zoo has a place where you can get a snack


Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage







Phone number 780-442-5311
Address: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue), PO Box 2359, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada





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I don't have any guides of this zoo. I dont know if they have made any guides. Does any body know if they made any guides? And where I can get those?

In the years 1984 and 2009 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?
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