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March Break Farewell
to Giant Pandas

Extended Hours of Operation: 9am to 6pm (last admission at 5pm)

Pandas eating bamboo

Breaking up is hard to do, especially with giant pandas!

Join us this March Break for your last chance to say goodbye to Da Mao, Er Shun, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue before Canada’s only four giant pandas end their five years at the Toronto Zoo and make their move to the Calgary Zoo.

Since Da Mao and Er Shun’s exciting arrival in March 2013, as part of a global giant panda conservation breeding program, and with the successful birth of the first giant panda cubs born in Canada, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue, millions of visitors have come to see one of nature’s most incredible and much-loved species. Don’t miss your last chance to see them here in Toronto!

The Giant Panda Experience officially closes to the public as of
6pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

March Breaking up with pandas specials:

  • Available ONLY during March Break, Coca-Cola Panda Collector Cups featuring all four pandas. (Please note: cups are not available at Peacock Café and available while supplies last)
  • Drop into Peacock Café and get the Panda Special Timbit Offer available only during March Break.
  • Need to grab one last zoo-venir of the pandas? Zootique, Greenhouse and Panda gift shops will be open and are offering a free gift with any purchase over March Break!

All you need to know this March Break:

Rhino Calf
NEW greater one-horned rhino calf: Be sure to visit our new calf with mom, Ashakiran from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm daily in the Greater One-Horned Rhino House.

Visitor Fun Team
Visitor Fun Team: On-hand for March Break Fun, watch for our Visitor Fun Team on site in their green Zoo jackets. They have some fun stuff in store for our visitors!

Wildlife Health Centre viewing gallery
Wildlife Health Centre: Our new state-of-the-art Wildlife Health Centre will be open 10am to 4pm daily, where you can catch a glimpse into the work we do behind-the-scenes.

Aldabra Tortoise
NEW Aldabra tortoises: Back and bigger than ever, meet our Aldabra tortoises in the African Rainforest, where they share a home with our ring-tailed lemur family.

Carp Exhibit
NEW Asian Carp exhibit: They’re big, they’re bad and they’re ugly and they are the newest exhibit at the Zoo. The first of its kind in Canada, this exhibit houses two species, bighead and grass Asian carp!

Toronto Zoo Greenhouse
Greenhouse Tours from 12pm to 2pm: This March Break, for the first time, the Toronto Zoo’s Horticulture Branch is inviting visitors to tour one of our greenhouses. Find out what ‘browse’ is and how we use it at the Zoo. Explore the plants representing our pavilions including tropicals, orchids and water plants! Visit our special displays, learn about the plants’ life cycles and the creatures living in the greenhouses.

Snow Leopard
Daily Keeper Talks: Check out one of our daily keeper talks, full schedule here.

Special March Break Enrichment Schedule:

The Toronto Zoo will be offering special enrichment during March Break as our animals say good-bye to the giant pandas with themed enrichment. Check out one or more of the daily enrichments, full schedule here
and see how the Keepers use boxes, bamboo and special good-bye messages wishing Da Mao, Er Shun, Jia Panpan, and Jia Yueyue safe travels to their new homes in Calgary.

The Toronto Zoo’s Behavioural Husbandry Program is designed to provide enrichment and training experiences that mimic an animal’s natural behaviour and provide mental stimulation as well as choice within their environment. As a result enrichment is a benefit to the animal's overall health and welfare.