Much of the early Antarctic exploration was in order to research penguins and Darwin's evolutionary theories. Emperor penguins like the one pictured are one of the few species of animals able to thrive in the harsh environment.
ZOO LIGHTS: Every year, people of all ages head to the Calgary Zoo to enjoy hot chocolate, fire pits, snow bowling and the display of 1.5 million twinkling lights. The Zoo Lights are open every day from 6pm to 9pm (gates close at 8:30pm), November 23 - January 5, 2013 (excluding Christmas day and New Year’s Eve). Admission for adults is $10.00 (includes parking) and admission for children is $7.00. || #winter #outdoor #activities in #calgary #alberta