Dedicated to education and conservation, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is home to many rescued, donated and orphaned animals. The mission of the Greater Vancouver Zoo is to inspire appreciation of our ecosystems and support conservation efforts by engaging the community.
Discover the sights and sounds of 140 species on 120 acres in the heart of the Fraser Valley.
Lifespan: 40 years
Diet: Herbivore-grasses, and sparse vegetation
Geographic Range: Africa
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Fun Fact: Hippos are nocturnal and can spend up to 6 hours grazing overnight!
Keeper Perspective: Our hippos are half brother and half sister and love to splash around in their large pond!
*for more information visit our Animal Library
(October 1 - March 31)
9:00am - 4:00pm
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00am - 7:00pm