The Valley Zoo Revitalization Project
In 2005, the City of Edmonton approved a Master Plan to revitalize the Valley Zoo. The Master Plan proposes continuing developments to the zoo over the next ten years.
The Master Plan is now called the Valley Zoo Revitalization Project, and the VZDS has committed to raising money in support of the Revitalization Project for the Valley Zoo. We are confident that donations from individuals, corporations, government and private foundations, we will enable us to reach this goal.
A series of construction projects will transform the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Given the challenge of building habitats on a site that is already in use by animals, staff must thoughtfully organize the construction schedule and adjust it as necessary.
Project Stage: Concept
Budget: $35 million
In this phase of construction, the “Storyland” portion of the Edmonton Valley Zoo will be replaced with “Nature’s Wild Backyard”. This new area will be a place where the zoo’s youngest guests will have the opportunity to get up close and experience the delight of watching, interacting with and bonding with animals. Focused on learning through play, Nature’s Wild Backyard will feature a make-believe veterinary hospital and underground tunnels that will allow visitors to come face to face with Prairie Dogs and Meerkats in their natural underground habitat. Along with a traditional petting zoo, Nature’s Wild Backyard will feature other fun and fascinating animals including Lemurs and Red Pandas.
We need your help to make Nature’s Wild Backyard a reality. We cannot raise $9 million toward this project without your support. Visit the the Zoo today and bring your children, your granchildren, your nieces and your nephews. Reminisce about your own childhood and your time at the Zoo as a child, preteen, adult. Please help us build a new and wonderful place for children and animals to grow and learn.