Greater Vancouver Zoo Creating for Conservation

I have many awesome memories of visiting the Greater Vancouver Zoo when I was younger with my parents and siblings. Hence why I am looking forward to finally taking my own little family in a couple of days.

There are so many things that I like about the Greater Vancouver Zoo, like the sights and sounds; in addition to their conservation efforts. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is constantly striving to educate people especially the young about the vital role that humans (via population, land development, etc.) have on the lives of all animals.

Did you know, the Greater Vancouver Zoo’s animal collection includes endangered species and species which are already extinct in the wild. As a result, the Siberian Tiger, Oregon Spotted Frog, Pere David Deer and the Scimitar-Horned Oryx are some of the “critically endangered species” that call the Greater Vancouver Zoo home.

Greater Vancouver Zoo LEGO Creating for ConservationCreating for Conservation at the Greater Vancouver Zoo

This month, The Greater Vancouver Zoo is throwing a special event to help raise awareness about animal conservation initiatives. If your kid/family is into LEGO and loves animals, this event is right up your alley. The Zoo is inviting everyone who loves LEGO and animals to create a LEGO sculpture on the theme of animal conservation. Sculptures will be display for everyone to enjoy and a panel will judge them for exciting prizes!

“This event will help by providing more awareness for the programs we are involved with, but ultimately we hope to encourage appreciation of the environment. And motivate our guests to get more involved with any form of conservation efforts,” says Marketing and Communication Manager,
Jody Henderson.

The Greater Vancouver Zoo participates in local conservation initiatives and field conservation work. All supported by generous contributions from the public. Creating for Conservation will take place on Saturday July 30th from 8:30am ­ – 7pm at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Proceeds from the event will go to conservation efforts supported by  the Zoo. Submit your LEGO animal conservation sculpture to win some great prizes. And enjoy the sights and sounds of the zoo. To register, please click here.

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