This past weekend was time to party at the Greater Vancouver Zoo to mark its 47th anniversary.
“We were very pleased with the anniversary event and feel it was very well received by guests,” said Menita Prasad, the zoo’s animal care manager. “We had just over 3,500 people through for the event. We did not have special treats planned for the animals as our focus for the anniversary event was celebrating the overwhelming support we receive from the community and giving back to them to show our appreciation.”
A new owner took over the zoo in late 2015 from the previous owner who was in his 80s.
The zoo started as the Vancouver Game Farm in 1970. Its first tenant was a llama named Dennis. The facility’s name was changed to the Greater Vancouver Zoological Centre and in 1999 was renamed the Greater Vancouver Zoo.