1999 the name of the Greater Vancouver Zoological Centre was changed to the
Greater Vancouver Zoo, along with improvements for the facility and its
inhabitants, including the building of these new enclosures: Grizzly Bear, Artic
Wolf, Camel, Mountain Sheep, Hippo and improvements to the Giraffe enclosure.
|Many animals have been rescued over the years at the Greater Vancouver Zoo;
one animal in particular who could never be released back to the wild as she was
abandoned at such a young age is "Shadow" our Grizzly bear. In addition the
majority of our reptiles, exotic birds, various cat species and many others we
have taken in for numerous reasons.
The Zoo has also made improvements to buildings & nurseries, introduced the
Educational Bird of Prey (free flying raptor presentation), built new perimeter
roads for service vehicles, electricity upgrades, water wells dug, new staff
room, new indoor Education Centre developed and a new train are just a few of
improvements and additions along the way.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo is located in
Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada
at 5048 - 264th Street, just 500 metres south
of the Trans Canada Highway,
at Exit # 73.