Mr. Boivin was offered a solution in 1953.
Mr. Boivin had however found the perfect site: a 60-acre plot of land that the Notre-Dame parish granted him.
That same year, the Zoo was officially transferred to the Granby Zoological Society, which then handled its management, its development and its move to the present site.
The zoo does not lack in anecdotes: Ambika, the baby elephant given to the children of Granby by Jawaharlal Nerhu, who was the prime minister of India from 1947 to 1964; the beavers given to Prince Rainier as a wedding present; the orphaned giraffe from the Copenhagen Zoo adopted by the Zoo de Granby…
For Mr. Boivin, each occasion was a good opportunity to highlight his city and enrich the zoo’s population.
Major construction projects multiplied, the zoo’s population diversified and the visitors poured in. The Granby Zoological Garden earned its stripes and became a major tourist attraction in Quebec.
The Zoo de Granby celebrated its 60th birthday in 2013.