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Come meet Fluffy the Emu!

Meet Fluffy, our elderly and exciting emu! He’s 44 years old, and possibly the oldest living emu. Fluffy likes to stand in his sprinkler on hot days (he looks like a dripping mop on legs, but he clearly enjoys it!). He also likes to sit in his favourite spot at the front of the zoo and watch everyone walking by.

Fluffy is at the front of the zoo on his own, as he doesn't get along with the other emu's and much prefers being in his own enclosure and loves the people coming by to say hello!

Because he is a male emu, he makes a low rumbling, grunting noise when he visits with new people. We can tell emu genders apart by the noises they make: females make a noise that sounds like a drum instead of a rumble.

By: Nicole, Greater Vancouver Zoo

Jr. ZOOLOGIST SUMMER CAMPS - July & August dates

Through exposure to nature, we hope to increase children's empathy and understanding for conservation while having fun and meeting some new friends. For children aged 7 - 12 years.

Our theme for this year’s camps is Biodiversity is US. Each day focusing on different types of animals and will include a walking safari to see the animals we will be focusing on for that day, train ride, educational crafts, games and activities. And more camps in the month of August for the week of August 24th – 28th.

For more details on the daily topic please click here and to register, complete and return the attached registration form. If you do have any questions please call 604.856.6825 ext 26 or email at

Registration is offered on a first-come, first served basis as space is limited.


Come celebrate Canada's 148th birthday with us!!  You can see all the native Canadian animal species that live at the zoo. Participate in some Canadian old-fashioned games and a scavenger hunt from 10 am - 2 pm!

Did someone say CAKE - YES we serve up some pretty delicious cake at 12:30 pm at the front Zoo map near the entrance - but don't be late as it does not last too long.

FATHER'S DAY - Sunday June 21st

Our annual Father's Day  "Father and Child mini-golf competition" is happening Sunday June 21st...

Register to golf in person at the Zoo, friendly competition times are at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm - don't miss out on all the fun!! Entering the golf competition is by donation (in addition to regular admission fees into the Zoo). 

Winner's will receive some fantastic prizes and maybe you will learn a thing or two about the great game of golf! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors to provided some great prizes:  Old Spaghetti Factory (Abbotsford location) and Budget Brake & Muffler (Aldergrove location)

Happy golfing and most importantly...


Join us Saturday, June 6 at the Greater Vancouver Zoo for DISNEY’S THE LION KING - SCAVENGER HUNT and for your chance to win tickets to the show!

Patrons will be asked to find SIMBA strategically placed throughout the Zoo by following a number of clues from 10am through to 1pm.

Upon arrival at the zoo you will receive instructions and a ‘clue sheet’ on where to find SIMBA. When you spot a SIMBA, you will receive a stamp next to the clue.Find all five, deposit the completed clue sheet into the draw box at the Lion enclosure.

Your name will be entered to win the Grand Prize of four (4) tickets for the Thursday, June18 performance of THE LION KING at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.Runner ups will receive a Disney’s The LION KING T-shirt and keychain. Winners will be determined through a random draw and will be announced at the Lion Talk at 1pm.

Photo Credit: THE LION KING National Tour.  (c)Disney. Photo Credit:Joan Marcus.

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