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For more information about live animal presentations at schools, birthday parties, special events and for information about Nature Club and Junior Zoo Keeping courses please visit the Cinemazoo website http://www.cinemazoo.com
Back to School special !
We are offering special pricing for presentations for the months of
September - October - November - December
If you book Mon. to Sat. 9 am to 5 pm
Back to school special price : $195.00 plus tax
If you book Sunday, Stat. holidays, or after 6 pm
Back to school special price : $225.00
Give your child the most memorable birthday party ever!!
Keep in mind if you can't have the party at your home
you can have it here at the zoo.
We would like to thank everyone who came out to our annual Summer Fund raiser. It was a packed house, we raised thousands of dollars, and had a blast meeting you all. On behalf of the animals we thank you for your generous support. Your interest and support will go a long way to continuing the care and feeding of these amazing creatures. The animals we rescue are unwanted and sometimes abused and it is our mission, along with educating the public about these animals, to provide the best possible care for each and every animal. So now you have met us don’t be strangers.
We want to especially thank our many volunteers and staff for the long hours of work. If there is anyone out there who wish to help us in our mission donations can be made through paypal. Once again, a very heartfelt THANK YOU!
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY ACTIVITY??
LOOK NO FURTHER THAN
in connection with Urban Safari Rescue Society.
Invite some amazing critters from our zoo to
your birthday for a party your guests will never forget!
Presented by a trained animal expert a Cinemazoo presentation will
introduce your guests to exotic reptiles, arachnids, amphibians,
mammals, and much more!
For over 26 years, Cinemazoo has been visiting schools, daycares, community centers, libraries, and festivals with an assortment of animals from our growing collection. The theme of this program is “Education and Recreation”, and our mission is to provide people of all ages with a better understanding and appreciation for animals of all kinds.
We give you an opportunity for a “up close” experience with various species from around the world.
The Birthday Child also gets Special Gifts from Cinemazoo:
A certificate with their name on it, an a 3 month sponsorship of one of our animals, an activity book with information, puzzles, and colouring, and an invitation to visit our zoo at Urban Safari Rescue Society!!
Please keep in mind that it is required by law that animal presentation companies have
no less than a 2 million dollar insurance policy and hold the proper up to date permits for
Ask to see proof of these documents and they should be provided on the spot.
Monday - Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM
Horseshoe Bay to Abbotsford/Mission : $225.00 + GST
• Sometimes an animal isn't ready for a party, due to shedding or other cause, so
we may need to substitute a different animal. Please understand it is for the
health of the animal and it is our discretion.
So, why not give your party guests
a memorable and educational experience! 604-299-6963
to book an appointment today!
(or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ask about booking our popular Fear Factor Style parties forAdults ONLY!
Many thanks to Home Depot and their team of volunteers who came with a truck load of building materials, car loads of volunteers, and piles of pizza. They worked tirelessly all day to insulate and finish off our turtle pond room and our new snake exhibit. Our large turtles and Godzilla the Iguana are now warm and cozy thanks to their generous efforts!!
Kung Hei Fat Choy!!
Happy New Year!
It's the Year of the Snake
If you or your group are celebrating the Chinese New Year
call us about bringing some live snakes to the celebrations!
Your guests will never forget it and it brings good luck.
We have joined the Surrey Board of Trade and look forward to a long and good relationship with the Board and its members.
We had a wild time !
Thank you to all who came out and helped us celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cinemazoo!
It was a lot of fun seeing old friends and making new ones.
Please check the Cinemazoo facebook page to see a photo gallery from the day.
We especially want to thank the volunteers who helped make the day special both on the day of the event and during the many, many days of preparation.
gary, the staff, and of course the animals would like to acknowledge and thank those companies and people who have generously donated their products and talents
to make the day a success.
Art Knapps - Aru Salon and Spa
Beaver Buzz - Bosley's Pet Food - Boston Pizza
Casbah Evolution - Cloverdale Country Farm Market - Cloverdale Paint - Comfort Inn Hotel & Suites - Cinemazoo Petting Zoo (Jennifer Neville)
Earl's Restaurant - Fishboat Restaurant - Four Seasons Hotel - (Whistler) - Fraser Downs Racetrack - Freybe Meats
Grimms Fine Foods - Happy Air Balloons - Home Depot - Honey Bee Centre - IGA (Cloverdale)
Joanne Dixon - Korki the Clown - Meridian Golf Course - Mike Carvers & Nick Harrison the Character Guys
Otter Coop - Peace Portal Golf Course - Pet Solutions - Price Smart Foods - Prospera Credit Union
Roadhouse Restaurant - Rona - Save On Foods - Sharon Doucette - Staples - Subway - Sunscale Tanning Salon - Super Save
Thrifty Foods - Wellness Centre (White Rock)
A Bearded Dragon was found on the road!
We have the little guy at the zoo.
If you have lost your friend call us,
tell us where you lost it and describe us some identifying marks
and we will be very happy to get this guy back to his home.
Urban Safari Rescue Society was conceived from Cinemazoo
Animal Agency, which has been operating since 1988. In 2007 Gary Oliver
realized it was more important to educate people and conserve animals in this
changing world. So he began Urban Safari.
Urban Safari Rescue
Society is dedicated
to the rescue, care and maintenance of exotic and other animals, and to
provide education through lectures, in-house courses and outreach programs for
adults and children, using exotic animals rescued from the pet trade industry,
illegal breeders, smugglers, and with those animals who have been abandoned or
2010 continues to be a tough year for Urban Safari Rescue Society.
We are always taking in unwanted animals,
and because of this our costs for feeding and care
are on the rise.
With the current
economy and other
occurrences we are struggling to keep giving the kind of care these animals
We would like to continue to educate people on these animals
and their proper place on this planet but donations are needed to give these
unwanted animals the food, care and shelter they deserve.
So we are sending out a heart felt plea for donations of any
kind whether it, be money or products, such as food, water bottles, cages,
office equipment or supplies, land Etc.
Every donation will be greatly appreciated and will receive a
tax receipt for your generosity.
Please find it in your heart to donate now and make a
difference, so we can continue to provide for these unwanted animals, and
education for our children and their future.
Our goal is to develop a facility dedicated to education for
future generation and preservation of wildlife worldwide.
For how you can help please contact us at 604-531-1100 or
email us @ zoo 'at' shawbiz.ca
Urban Safari Rescue Society
is dedicated to the rescue, care and maintenance
of exotic and other animals, and to provide education through lectures, in-house
courses and outreach programs for adults and children, using exotic animals
rescued from the pet trade industry, illegal breeders, smugglers and with those
animals who have been abandoned or neglected. Our expert, Gary J. Oliver, has been involved
in this field for 20 years now in the Lower Mainland, and we are privileged to
have him on our Board.
Some of the animals we rescue may be near the bottom of the life chain but,
without them, all other forms of life as we know it would slowly disappear.
Saving these animals provides us with a unique opportunity to use them as living
ambassadors in our educational programs. Teaching people about
preservation and conservation is a priority especially with the realization of
today's world of global warming, vanishing habitats and species.
To rescue, care for and maintain the health of rescued exotic and
To educate children and adults on the various species and their
importance to our environment, the need for conservation, and the
responsibilities of exotic animal ownership.
To provide public awareness of conservation efforts in place to
protect and conserve the various species in our care and to appeal to the public
to take an active role in our efforts.
Our long range plans are to build a much larger facility that is
easily accessible to all ages, situated on enough land to expand
the number of our ambassadors in a more natural habitat. It would also
allow zoology students and biologists the opportunity to study wildlife and
share their knowledge with others so we may better care for and understand the
animals' needs in captivity and in the wild.
On January 23, 2007, Urban Safar Rescue Society was established as a
non-profit Registered Charity in British Columbia.
We rescue, care for and maintain the health of exotic animals including birds,
insects, amphibians, reptiles and other small animals. When possible we find good informed homes for
them, rehabilitate them for release into the wild, or they become animal
ambassadors in our educational presentations done through schools,
corporation and community events.
Urban Safari Rescue Society's residents are a living library of exotic
creatures, who provide vast learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.
Our 'by appointment only' Tours provide access to a wider variety of animals up
close than most people would see in the untamed regions of our world on their
Through our various programs the public learns why some animal species are
endangered or facing extinction, as well as what conservation efforts are being
put in place to protect and conserve them and their habitats. We are able
to appeal to the public to take a more active role in conservation of wildlife
and wild habitats, whether through seeking donations, or through the use of
revenue generated through tours, career school, and our gift shop, and by
supporting other wildlife organizations in our communities.
Our Board of Directors include Gary Oliver, owner and operator of Cinemazoo
for over 20 years. Gary brings his expertise in the field of exotic
animals to our educational presentations and events throughout the Lower
Mainland; providing birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles and other small animals
at birthday parties, presentations at schools and organizations, as well as
petting zoos and information booths at various community events.
Gary knows that if we lose these animals and their habitats, through global
warming, industry and urban sprawl, we will also lose important ecological
foundations in the process. Gary shares our goal in providing education
and working to save these animals for future generations.
For more information on Cinemazoo Animal Agency please see their website at
Other Directors are Sandy Stranges, Yuki Chippendale, Donna
Creamore and Len Goosen
(general accountant). Urban Safari Rescue Society has ongoing need for
volunteers to run Tours, care for the animals, maintain the facilities,
administrative duties, webmaster, and public relations. If you are
interested in participating in our efforts, please call us at 604-531-1100 .
How You Can Help!
To help us in our education, preservation and conservation
efforts, we have a number of Programs to choose from. Check our
Programs page for information on becoming a much
needed Volunteer, on animals we have available for Adoption, or
how you can Sponsor an animal, become a Member or to simply
Donate to our cause. We have also compiled a Wish Listof items we need for operating our
facility and caring for the animal residents. We are sure you will find a
way to help us, that suits you and your lifestyle! We thank you in
To keep up to date with changes in our website, and to see media coverage
click on our News page. From here you can also
access our Photo Gallery to catch glimpses of our animal ambassadors!
We offer Tours of our facilities where our animals
are housed. These tours are By Appointment Only, and can be
arranged by calling our office at 604-531-1100 . Tours are 1 hour, fully
guided, educational events featuring over 300 exotic residents and animal
mounts. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.