Welcome to the Amazing world of Insects and Arachnids!

This Business has legs….compound eyes and exoskeletons!

Contact: info@bugzoo.com for further information.

International Bug Zoo Foundation (IBZF)

 is a registered Society under the Societies Act of British Columbia, Canada.

The purposes of the IBZF are:

  1. to promote and foster the study of entomology and the care of insects and the preservation of insect habitats;
  2. to do all such things as may be incidental, necessary or conducive to the aforesaid purpose, including without limitation:
  • to provide equipment and capital assets to entomological and/or environmental organizations which are charitable organizations or charitable foundations
  • to acquire, hold, manage and develop capital assets for the benefit of entomological and/or environmental organizations which are charitable organizations or charitable foundations
  • to provide capital grants or other forms of financial assistance to fund the operations and programs of entomological and/or environmental organizations
  • to solicit and accept donations, contributions and gifts of any kind and to apply such donations, contributions and gifts for the purposes described above
  • to establish and maintain endowment funds for the purposes described above
  • to transfer the whole or any part or parts of the assets of the Foundation including assets held in endowment funds to any other society, trust, or non-profit corporation the purposes of which are the same as, or similar to, the purposes described above, provided that such other society, trust or non-profit corporation is a charitable organization or charitable foundation.

International BUG ZOOS inc. (R)

Welcome to the Amazing World of Insects and Arachnids.  The Bug Zoo concept was founded in 1997 by an entomologist, Carol Maier, in Victoria BC.  She opened the first entomological endeavor of its kind in downtown Victoria BC Canada.  Carol operated the Bug Zoo in Victoria for 17 years.  She sold the Victoria operation of the corporation in 2014 under a licensing agreement.  The Victoria business is still operating (under different management) and doing very well.

We are exploring various ways to keep the BUZZ going.  There are numerous ways to showcase the concept, from “brick and mortar” zoos to online classes through consulting, franchising, licensing agreements and other creative collaborations.  The most crucial part of this business is doing it well.  Any kind of “bug business” it needs to be done so that people get to experience the wonderful world of bugs in a fun and educational way.  If people have a bad or even mediocre experience it will have the opposite effect of its intent.

A recent major accomplishment has been achieved.  The corporation now has a registered Bug Zoo Foundation under the Societies Act of BC.  The mission of the Foundation is to raise money to support a Bug Zoo Entomological Training and Education Eco-center (Living Lab) specifically dedicated to training and educating entomologists of all ages, located in the Amazon jungle.  Donations are gratefully accepted.  We offer eco-adventures to the general public who want to experience the Living Lab!  Imagine wandering through the Amazon jungle on a Bug Safari.

Join the team or if you have an interesting idea for collaboration contact us.  250.886.7376  email: info@bugzoo.com