As the first Carousel Works carousel in Canada, the custom 36’ Wildlife Carousel for the Calgary Zoo part of the new Calgary Co-Op Kids Zone, which has been designed as a fun way for children to learn about animal conservation.
The Carousel hosts 30 figures representing endangered animals from all seven continents. Making their figure debut aboard the Calgary Zoo Carousel are Carousel Works newest figures including a Bat, Swift Fox and Condor. Patrons can also choose to ride one of the 2 chariots that include a fanciful Peacock or an ornate Butterfly-theme design, both of which are wheelchair accessible.
The exquisite detailing added to the carousel’s “center surround” features one-of-a-kind, original hand-painted murals highlighting animals native to all seven continents. Surrounding the carousel are additional themed paintings of various regions of the world, colorful crests, warm glowing wooden floors, traditional brass poles, merriment music and accessory trims – all meticulously woven together to create a stunning whirl of animals.
For more information: calgaryzoo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=697&Itemid=833