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Hippo Awareness Day

Sunday August 20, 2017

Hip Hippo Hooray! Come help us celebrate hippopotamuses on August 20th! Learn about the two species of hippos at the Toronto Zoo. Meet the pygmy hippos inside Africa Pavilion, and check out the river hippos outside on the Savanna trail. See what they eat and learn some interesting facts about these fascinating animals. Fun activities, animal talks, silent auctions, and small things to buy, all to support saving hippos! Mark your calendars and visit our amazing hippos on Sunday August 20th.

Pygmy Hippo in the water at the Zoo

Hippos grazing at the Zoo


*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


Please note, on Wednesday, 2018-03-28 a portion of the Americas Pavilion will be closed for a special event taking place from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The Americas Pavilion aviary and primate wing will remain open during that time period and the full Americas Pavilion will reopen as of 12:00 pm.