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Penguin Awareness Weekend

Saturday, August 3 to Monday, August 5, 2019
African Penguin Exhibit
11:00am to 3:00pm
Free with Zoo admission

African Penguins are one of the S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Extinction) species here at the Toronto zoo. Their numbers have plummeted over the past 100 years and are expected to become extirpated in the next 10-15 years.

Join us from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the African Penguin exhibit where you can meet your lovable feathered friends. The day will be filled with special meet & greets, family activities, silent auctions and draws for unique penguin prizes. Don't forget to join us at 12:30pm for a special Keeper Talk, and 1:00pm for a penguin encounter! 

Penguin lovers unite! Don’t miss your chance for a special close encounter with one of our penguins and their keepers! Money raised from the tours and the weekend's events will be going to support SANCCOB and protecting wild African penguins. Join us to celebrate and find out how YOU can help! Please note that online registration closes at 4pm on Friday, August 2, 2019.

Sign Up Here

Join us at the penguin exhibit to learn how to help the planet as you walk through our Pop-up Sustainable Green living Artisan Market!

Attention global art lovers: Our resident penguin artists will be giving a public art demo which will being going up for auction at the end of the event!

The Toronto Zoo participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for African penguins, and 100% of the proceeds from a special silent auction, penguin merchandise sales, and special tours at the penguin exhibit will be donated to the South African non-profit "SANCCOB" and their amazing efforts in seabird rehabilitation and reintroduction.

Penguin swimming

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


Please be advised that the African Savanna will be closed for Brew at the Zoo as of 2:00pm on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The area will open as usual on Sunday, September 1, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.