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Greater Vancouver Zoo: Inspiring Conservation Through Education

Location: 5048 264 St, Aldergrove, BC V4W 1N7

Established in 1970, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is dedicated to education and conservation. Home to many rescued, donated, and orphaned animals, our mission is to create a fun and enriching environment for guests to be inspired and learn about animals and their natural world.

Why Zoos Are Important: As wild spaces continue to shrink at an alarming rate, zoos play a crucial role in conservation efforts. Through specialized programs like the Species Survival Plan and Scientific Advisory Groups, zoos contribute to maintaining genetic diversity and creating action plans for species conservation. Additionally, zoos focus on animal health and welfare, viewing emotional well-being as equally important as physical health. National and international accreditation ensure that zoos remain accountable and focused on objectives of excellent animal care, public education, and conservation efforts.

Discover Our Wildlife: Explore the sights and sounds of 140 species on 120 acres in the heart of the Fraser Valley. From majestic lions and giraffes to playful red pandas and snow leopards, our zoo offers an immersive experience for visitors of all ages.

List of Animals:

  • Addax
  • African Spurred Tortoise
  • Alpaca
  • American Elk
  • American Flamingo
  • American Miniature Horse
  • American White Pelican
  • Bactrian Camel
  • Bald Eagle
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Bison
  • Capybara
  • Cheetah
  • Common Eland
  • Cougar
  • Domestic Donkey
  • Dromedary Camel
  • Dwarf Zebu Cattle
  • Emu
  • Giraffe
  • Grey Wolf
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Helmeted Guineafowl
  • Hippopotamus
  • Jaguar
  • Lion
  • Muscovy Duck
  • Nilgai
  • North American Black Bear
  • Oregon Spotted Frog
  • Ostrich
  • Patagonian Mara
  • Peafowl
  • Persian Onager
  • Plains Zebra
  • Red Fox
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Red Panda
  • Red River Hog
  • Red-Necked Wallaby
  • Reindeer
  • Ring-Tailed Lemur
  • Rocky Mountain Goat
  • Scimitar-Horned Oryx
  • Siberian Tiger
  • Sika Deer
  • Snow Goose
  • Snow Leopard
  • Southern White Rhinoceros
  • Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly
  • Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig
  • Western Painted Turtle
  • White-Tailed Deer

History and Evolution: Originally established as the Vancouver Game Farm in 1970, our zoo has grown into one of Canada's premier zoological destinations. Undergoing multiple name changes and ownership shifts, we remain committed to our mission of inspiring appreciation for ecosystems and supporting conservation efforts.

Conservation Efforts: The Greater Vancouver Zoo actively participates in local and global conservation initiatives. From breeding endangered species like red pandas and Père David's deer to supporting programs for Oregon spotted frogs and Western painted turtles, we are dedicated to preserving wildlife and their habitats.

Plan Your Visit: Join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of wildlife conservation. Explore our immersive exhibits, educational programs, and interactive experiences. For hours, tickets, and more information, visit our website or contact us directly. Together, let's inspire a passion for conservation and make a difference for future generations.

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Open hours today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Toggle weekly schedule
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • May 23, 2024 6:48 am local time

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