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World Lion Weekend

Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019
Lion House, African Savanna
11:00am to 3:00pm
Free with admission

World Lion Weekend is a global celebration for people to come together to pay tribute to the mighty lion while fulfilling a mission to do our part to save and protect these iconic species.
Join us at the lion house to celebrate World Lion Day!  We will be opening the doors to our lion house both days, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm to raise awareness and promote lion conservation.  For a small donation come tour the house, meet the lion keepers and learn how they care for our pride of lions. Visitors can check out lion artifacts and merchandise and bid on prizes in our silent auction. 100% of the money raised will go directly to Ewaso lions—a conservation organization in Northern Kenya that works with local communities to promote co-existence between people and wildlife.

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


Please be advised the Toronto Zoo will become a smoke-free property for our guests starting on May 1, 2019. Learn more here.

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019
Please be advised that the Wildlife Health Centre Viewing Gallery will be closed for Doors Open Toronto and it will re-open on Monday, 2019-05-27. Those wishing to take part in Doors Open Toronto must enter via the Administrative Complex located at 361A Old Finch Ave. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please note that the Zoo’s hours on Saturday, June 1, 2019 will be 10:00am to 7:00pm.

The Zoo is hosting a private event for SickKids Hospital from 8:00am to 10:00am.