02/18 ~ New Animal Care Center
Greater Vancouver Zoo – PRESS RELEASE
Date: February 18, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW ANIMAL CARE CENTER
Aldergrove – Yesterday the Greater Vancouver Zoo celebrated the official ground breaking ceremony of the new “Animal Care Center”!
Mayor Jack Froese and Mr. Park (President/Owner of the Greater Vancouver Zoo) did the official first ceremonial dig in the ground to move the project forward. In addition to the Honorable Township of Langley Mayor Froese, Councillor Bev Dornan, Councillor Charlie Fox, Councillor David Davis, Jr. Zoologist’s Day Campers, various local supporters and our excited staff/volunteers participated in this exciting day!
The new building will house our animal quarantine (for new arrivals), hospital (for the treatment of sick and injured animals and minor surgery) and commissary facilities (food preparation and nutrition). The new facility will incorporate advanced technology that will enable more on-site treatment of animals with speed and accuracy which will reduce stress on the animals and staff alike.
Left to right: Claire Stead (Animal Health Technician), Jody Henderson (General Manager),
Mayor Jack Froese, Mr. Park (President), Mr. Choi (Vice-President)
and Thomas Jung (Managing Director/Architect of the new center).
Left to right back row: Councillor Bev Dornan, Councillor Charlie Fox, Councillor David Davis,
Mayor Jack Froese, Mr. Park, Mr. Choi, Thomas Jung and all the kids from the Jr. Zoologist day camp.
The Animal Care Center is approximately 5400 square feet with a total of 23 rooms including: 1 cooler, 1 freezer, modern kitchen area, hospital area, 8 rooms dedicated for animal quarantine, animal health technician office and lab area. Other key elements of the clinic include: fully electric heating throughout the building that is environmentally friendly, 100% steel construction and over-sized garage door for easy deliveries. Cost of the project is estimated between $800,000 - $1,000,000 and to be completed by July 2012.
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The Greater Vancouver Zoo is an accredited zoo within the Canadian Association of Zoo and Aquariums (CAZA), which is a non-profit organization established to promote the welfare of animals and encourage
the advancement of education, conservation and science.