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: firstname.lastname@example.org