According to media reports the answer is YES, the Calgary Zoo is planning on such an event, and they are under fire for these plans to host auction to hunt African Wildlife - which auction will be run by the Safari Club International, a group that has in the past included Walter Palmer - the American Dentist who killed the protected lion Cecil, while in Zimbabwe.
Reports state that this Trophy Hunting Auction is set to take place next April, so you can be sure that many of these so-called "Hunters" will be drooling and racing at the chance to take the life of an innocent & pay big bucks to do so.
The auctions will include several hunting trips including a 10-day African Safari with the chance to hunt (apparently 23 different species) including Impalas, Gazelles, and Leopards.
At this point, there are so many that are already against the captivity of animals (zoos, marine parks etc.) and with this "inhumane" event being set to take place, you can be sure that the disgust and sparks of outrage will flood like a tsunami - and it could very well bring down the reputation of the Calgary Zoo an extreme amount for their role in participation of this auction.
But even with the outrage flying - according to news article in which I read - Calgary Zoo representatives say the money from the rentals of the property provide a large portion of its annual revenue.
NEWS ARTICLE: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/calgary-zoo-under-fire-for-hosting-auction-to-hunt-african-wildlife-by-group-that-included-u-s-dentist
Please Raise Ur Paw Along With Us and Help Stop This Vile Auction From Taking Place - Write to Calgary Political Figures & Calgary Zoo - Tell them that they should step away from promoting the slaughter of life, and promote the well-being and life of animals. Together United We Make A Stand.
Calgary Zoo Email For Concerns: email@example.com
City of Calgary: https://www.calgary.ca/CFOD/CSC/Pages/Media-relations.aspx?redirect=/mediarelations