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Celebrating 40 Years of Saving Animals during

National Zoo Keeper Week at the Toronto Zoo

Why celebrate our Toronto Zoo Keepers?  Because they have devoted their lives being soldiers for conservation, participating in the battle for species survival and preservation of the natural homelands of the animals they care for through public awareness, education, and exhibition.

Zoos are in many cases the final hope for many endangered species recovery programs through conservation research, release programs, and by being a portal through which the general public can view, appreciate and learn how to help disappearing wildlife.

Join us July 21-25 for this week-long celebration that will offer rare insight to the unique roles the Zoo Keeper play in saving and protecting species at home and abroad:

Could YOU be a Zookeeper?

  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do some of the jobs a Zoo Keeper does on a daily basis? Well you are in luck! Join us in the Waterside Theatre, daily, at 12:00 noon where you will be able to participate in a special game that mimics Zoo Keeper work. Then watch as Zoo staff compete through demonstrations and challenges to show you what it really takes to be a keeper. Be sure to cheer them on!

A Note of Thanks!

  Zoo Keepers play a vital role in the ongoing fight for species survival and the preservation of the natural homelands inhabited by the animals they care for. National Zoo Keeper Week provides the opportunity to recognize the efforts of our Zoo Keepers and increase awareness about the importance of animal conservation. Show our Zoo Keepers how much you appreciate and support them by bringing a special card to say thank you for everything they do! When you bring in a card your name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a family pack of passes to the Zoo.

Special Meet-the-Keeper Talks


  In addition to the 40th Anniversary keeper talks,  join us at our education booth in the Discovery Zone to see the tools of the Zookeeping trade.  Learn about keeper conservation initiatives and participate in children’s activities.

Should you have any questions please contact
Lesley Dean, Public Relations and Events at (416) 392-5939 or





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Celebrating 40 Years Of Saving And Protecting Species At Home And Abroad

The Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier zoo and a leader in animal preservation and environmental protection. More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats - from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day except December 25 and attracts approximately 1.3 million visitors each year.

Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums). Look for this logo whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. For more information, visit


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