Toronto Zoo Events Calendar

National Hippo Day Celebrations
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Where: Pygmy Hippo Exhibit, Africa Rainforest Pavilion

10:00am - 3:00pm

Free with Zoo Admission

Join us in celebrating National Hippo Day! From 10:00am to 3:00pm you can drop by our Pygmy Hippopotamus Habitat and meet our adorable pygmy hippo family including dad Harvey (25), mom Kindia (13), and baby Penelope (18 months). Also, join us for special meet-the-keeper talks and enrichment presentations at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Guests will learn how deforestation is affecting the hippo populations and how, if more is not done, they are on their way to being considered critically endangered.

PLUS, snap a photo with our special InstaZoo frame for your chance to win an up-close encounter with Penelope and Kindia! 

Pygmy Hippo


Please note that the African Savanna will be closed to the public on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 for a 19+ event. African Rainforest Pavilion, Masai giraffes, river hippos, hyenas, Watusi cattle, African penguins and access to the Canadian Domain will not be affected by this closure.

Please note, we currently do not accept cash at the Toronto Zoo.

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.