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World Turtle Day

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10am to 4pm
Free with zoo admission

Visit the Americas Wetland to learn how to identify all eight of Ontario’s turtles, help Ontario turtles through our Turtle Tally citizen science programme’s improved online form and new app, and play turtle themed games with kid-friendly prizes! Americas Wetlands area will be packed full of excitement with terrific turtle games, air brush tattoos, and Bobbers our huggable Blanding’s turtle mascot! Don’t miss out on our turtle bouncy castle*, where your $2 donation goes directly to the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme projects. Also, visit the Indo-Malayan pavilion from 11:30-12:30 and 1:30-3pm to see and learn about caring for turtles and tortoises in captivity. *waiver required.

Have you started reporting your frog and turtle sightings with the new Adopt-A-Pond Citizen Science app? App users will receive a “Conservation Supporter” badge for attending World Turtle Weekend, to show off in their online profiles! Don’t have the app yet? Download it from Google Play or the iOS App Store before attending and then be sure to visit us at the Americas Wetlands to get your badge.




Turtle emerging from pond


Painted Turtle at the edge of the water

 




*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


Alerts



Please be advised due to a Zoo fundraiser on September 22, 2018, Canadian Domain, Wildlife Health Centre Viewing Gallery and Zoomobile will be closed until 1:00pm to Zoo Visitors due to the Oasis ZooRun taking place on-site. Regular Zoomobile scheduling will continue after 1:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.



The Gorilla Ropes Course will be closed on Sunday September 23rd for its annual maintenance.