Starting in 2018 we will be supporting the International Rhino Foundation.
All five living rhino species are in terrible peril - from poaching, from forest loss and habitat conversion, and from human settlements encroaching on their habitats. The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) protects particularly threatened rhino populations in the wild, while also supporting management of and research on captive populations. IRF funds anti-poaching patrols, wildlife monitoring, intelligence and law enforcement programs, community development activities, scientific research, and captive breeding programs in Indonesia, India, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Funds raised by the Greater Vancouver Zoo will be used to support IRF's programs to protect black and white rhinos in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe's Lowveld region, our team monitors rhino populations, provides veterinary treatment for injured rhinos, rehabilitates rhinos orphaned by poaching and releases them into the wild, moves threatened rhinos to more secure areas, helps apprehend poachers, and supports local communities through education programs.
(October 1 - March 31)
9:00am - 4:00pm
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00am - 7:00pm