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Celebrating the Zoo's 44 Anniversary & Lemur House opening!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our 44th Anniversary Celebration & our Grand Opening of our new Lemur House on Saturday, August 16!


The celebration included a finger painting contest, yummy anniversary cake, bouncy castle, obstacle course, slide and children performances from Patricia Dunphy & The Flying Ritas.


The celebration also included the grand opening of our new lemur house with a special lemur feeding!  The new house will provide access via a tunnel to the 3 lemur islands.  Special thanks to Tony & his team for all their construction efforts!



Date: August 16th 2014



Aldergrove – Come join the party TODAY!! Since our inception in August 1970 as the World Wide Game Farm and our first animal Dennis the “Llama” – many improvements have been made over the years. We also went through several names changes until 1999, when we became what we are today which is the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

The accredited Zoo’s role in the community and the rest of the world has changed dramatically over the years. We are extremely pleased with the progress to date and look forward to continuing to promote understanding of the impact of human activities and the actions that need to be taken to protect our wild inhabitants.

Today’s celebration include our interesting and fun interpretive talks, educational scavenger hunt (where you can learn a little more about your favorite animal) and a finger painting contest (**both you can enter to win a family day pass to the Zoo), anniversary cake at 12:15 pm, bouncy castle, obstacle course, slide, and children performances from:

  • Patricia Dunphy at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm
  • The Flying Ritas' at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm (including a puppet show)

Also we are celebrating the opening of our new Lemur House which provide access via a tunnel to the 3 lemur islands (with a special feeding time for the lemurs at 12:30 pm). For further details visit

Come join the fun and continue to increase your understanding of nature and the wonderful world of animals!

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Media Contact:

Jody Henderson

General Manager

Phone:604.856.6825 x 27

Zoo's 44th ANNIVERSARY - August 16th

Come join the party - we have lots of fun activities including a finger painting contest and scavenger hunt (enter to win a Family Day Pass), bouncy castle, obstacle course, slide, children performers 

  • Patricia Dunphy 11:30 am and 2:00 pm
  • The Flying Ritas' 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm (including a puppet show)

and anniversary cake at 12:15 pm plus the opening of our new lemur house across from the 3 lemur islands (with a special feeding time for the lemurs at 12:30 pm).  

Bounce = Bounce!


New house - great for keeping them warm on
cooler days or evenings, plus you can see them
in the winter through the viewing area!

Lots of dirt...still...but it will be gone for the
opening day...don't worry.

Bridge crossing over to the 3 lemur islands from
the new house!!

She cannot wait!!

Thank you to our wonderful performers and guests from yesterday

We had a wonderful group perform the traditional music and dance called "Samulnori" yesterday (Saturday August 2nd) .  They are young university students from Korea that came to Canada just for this summer to perform this type of music and dance in a wide variety of First Nations Communities throughout B.C.  

It was a beautiful and very educational performance based on the harvest time of the year and about their culture many years old. Here are some of the photos from the day....thank you again for performing for was a very special treat!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle - August 2

Saturday August 2nd please join the Greater Vancouver Zoo in the promotion of the new "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLE" movie. 

Enter for a CHANCE TO WIN A DOUBLE PASS to see the advance 3D screening of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on Wednesday, August 6, 7:00pm at the Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver. And we also will be giving out some "FREE MASKS" - as supplies last. 

In theatres August 8th -

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.(Subject to classification)

Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman with a Screenplay by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec and Evan Daugherty, Producer Michael Bay (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director Jonathan Leibesman (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.

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