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Greater Vancouver Zoo Aldergrove

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Greater Vancouver Zoo
5048 - 264th Street
Aldergrove
BC
V4W1N7
Tel: 604-856-6825

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The Greater Vancouver Zoo is dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered species, and creating an educational environment that inspires appreciation and concern about wildlife and wild places, while providing a pleasant recreational setting for our visitors.
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    I don't understand how someone could give 1-star to a Zoo. Get to work you fools and see how challenging and difficult it is to manage different types of animals with different needs. So many immature and thoughtless people around. I feel sorry for them and this society that has to handle them all. With that in mind:
    It's a great place to visit. Lots of things to see, learn and enjoy. Start early so you don't have to wait to see animals. Parking could be an issue if you're late so you would have to park " Miles " away like some cheap losers who...Read More

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    I have to say it's a great place to take the kids, the animals look good, the place is clean and the train was a big hit with my 5 year old.
    I don't understand the other negative reviews, especially the whole "the animals don't look happy" comments. First of all my very well taken care of dog doesn't look happy when he's just hanging around the house. Second of all, do these people know anything about animals, they're not human, they don't display 'happy' human emotions the way we do. Also, Lions in the wild sleep 14-16 hours a day as do many big...Read More

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    2 tigers just died at this zoo this year. Please do not support this zoo, as they do not properly care for exotic animals. The facility smells, the animals look depressed and ill treated. I feel so horrible having gone here....I suggest writing the government to shut this place down.

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    I visited the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Monday, December 30th, 2013. It was my first time ever visiting a zoo. I'm an animal lover but I was truly disappointed visiting and paying money to support this zoo. Almost every animal that I saw looked very depressed. The lynx has a very small cage and looks like it is living in very poor conditions. There was Siberian tiger laying on the ground who looked very depressed when I walked by. I heard in the news the next day that she had passed away. That doesn't surprise me as the conditions she was living...Read More

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    This place was a disaster when i visited today. It is soooo poorly maintained. I didnot except this at all considering this is the largest zoo of British Columbia. This zoo really need help & those animals... I feel so sorry for them.. All water pools were almost empty when i went there & it doesn't seem like animals were healthy at all. I cannot stress it any more.. This place needs help... Government please spend more money on it & employ more people to take care of it... PLEASE HELP OR SAVE THOSE ANIMALS!!!!....

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by MovieBuffReal

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I don't understand how someone could give 1-star to a Zoo. Get to work you fools and see how challenging and difficult it is to manage different types of animals with different needs. So many immature and thoughtless people around. I feel sorry for them and this society that has to handle them all. With that in mind:
It's a great place to visit. Lots of things to see, learn and enjoy. Start early so you don't have to wait to see animals. Parking could be an issue if you're late so you would have to park " Miles " away like some cheap losers who try to save $5! Take your time and take breaks in between a few section and stay to the end.

by Christi Dunkley

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I have to say it's a great place to take the kids, the animals look good, the place is clean and the train was a big hit with my 5 year old.
I don't understand the other negative reviews, especially the whole "the animals don't look happy" comments. First of all my very well taken care of dog doesn't look happy when he's just hanging around the house. Second of all, do these people know anything about animals, they're not human, they don't display 'happy' human emotions the way we do. Also, Lions in the wild sleep 14-16 hours a day as do many big cats, lots of lying around.
Also, yes everything costs money, the same as every other zoo on the planet. The season's pass is a great deal and it's easy enough to bring your own food, there are tables and benches everywhere. Animals in captivity comes with civilization, if you want to live in a house with electricity and water and drive your car everywhere then animals are going to lose their habitat. If people want to see exotic animals without going to Africa then you're going to have zoos. Give the Greater Vancouver Zoo a break or even better, help them out, they seem to be doing they best they can.
Also, I wonder what the zoo staff complain about? Could it be the visitors to the zoo who leave their garbage behind for them to pick up or an animal to choke on, or about the unsupervised children screaming at the animals or chasing the peacocks around or the general grouchy public that complain about everything from the cost of parking to the way the Hippopotamus doesn't look happy.

by Chelsea Fogliato

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I visited the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Monday, December 30th, 2013. It was my first time ever visiting a zoo. I'm an animal lover but I was truly disappointed visiting and paying money to support this zoo. Almost every animal that I saw looked very depressed. The lynx has a very small cage and looks like it is living in very poor conditions. There was Siberian tiger laying on the ground who looked very depressed when I walked by. I heard in the news the next day that she had passed away. That doesn't surprise me as the conditions she was living in were not acceptable. The entire zoo itself looks very run down, not well maintained, and I honestly cannot understand how it is still operating. The animals don't deserve to be in such small and poor living areas. This zoo is purely a way to make money and not for the conservation of each animals' species. I really hope to see the zoo shut down in the near future or for it to be completely re done with better standards and living conditions. I want what is best for the animals. The people running this place want it just for the $$$. Save your money.

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