Calgary Zoo boss plots a bright future for people, wildlife

Baby elephant Malti will be featured in the Calgary Zoo
Baby elephant Malti will be featured in the Calgary Zoo's new membership drive, planned by Wade Harper, who was recently named the zoo's director, sales and marketing

2008-01-22 - Calgary, Canada , David Parker, Calgary Herald

The zoo's annual budget is $26 million and, of that, Harper's group brings in approximately $17 million -- $10 million of which is from admissions. This year, he is expecting a big boost to the visitor count as well as memberships, thanks to a couple of big attractions: Malti, a baby elephant, and a new stingray tank. Malti is a joy to watch as she kicks ball, throws around cardboard or takes her snack from the keeper's bottle. Directly across from the interior elephant enclosure, a big tank is ...

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