HAPPY DAY FOR TURTLES!! Come discover the wonderful world of turtles and in particular our conservation efforts to help save the endangered Western Painted Turtle.
The Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) is the only remaining native pond turtle left in B.C and has a wide distribution in western North America. In British Columbia, there are two populations of the Western Painted Turtle: the Intermountain - Rocky Mountain Population in the southern interior and Pacific Coast Population in the southwest.
Stop by the information booth for some great tips on turtles and don’t miss our Conservation Chat at 2 pm.
And for our other favorite turtles - we are also celebrating "World Turtle Day®" with the soon-to-be-released
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" in theatres June 3
- we'll be handing out free movie swag and enter to win some tickets to the advance 3D screening!!!
Who loves their MOM?? Does she love animals and the great outdoors? If so, why not come celebrate Mother's Day with us - the first 100 mom's get in half price and receive a special treat!!
Everyone will get a chance to meet up with the Super Mom's here at the Zoo!
Did you know that “Frog Day” is the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action? Here at the Greater Vancouver Zoo we have been helping with the Oregon Spotted Frogs since they became endangered in 1999…so frogs are near and dear to our heart. And here's a video that one of our valued animal care staff took on our conservation efforts of the frogs in our care.
Join us for talks about saving the Oregon Spotted Frog by Wildlife Biologist “Andrea Gielens” at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm at the conservation project area. Learn about the Oregon Spotted Frogs and how you can save the frogs in the wild!