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Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2013-01-30

Saturday, February 2, 2013
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Pavilion
Visitors are invited to join us and celebrate the wonderful and wacky world of wetland creatures with the Adopt-A-Pond Programme on World Wetlands Day! Experience activities for kids of all ages, and don't forget to get your picture taken with "Bobbers" the turtle mascot!

Join our conservation team and help make a difference for wetland species across the province and around the world. Event is FREE with admission!


Saturday, February 9 & Sunday, February 10
Join us as we celebrate the 2013 Chinese New Year - Year of the Snake! Visit some of our fascinating snakes in indoor tropical pavilions and learn more about these amazing creatures! Snakes need love too! Bring a valentine for your favourite snake and kids (aged 4-12) receive FREE admission*!

Saturday, February 16 to Monday, February 18
9:30am to 4:30pm
Celebrate Family Day Weekend by visiting with some of the Zoo's featured families such as the Western lowland gorillas, orangutans, Komodo dragons and hairy-nosed wombats, to name a few. There's no better way to spend quality time with the family than a visit with our Zoo family!

Thursday, February 14 & Friday, February 15
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Zoo Atrium (Ticketed/indoor event)
Join us for a delicious evening of food and fun as we learn the fine art of romance as observed in the animal kingdom. The program includes a special animal visitor, an interactive presentation, a meet and greet with our Reproductive Program Staff and Laboratory tour as well as a romantically inspired dinner experience.

COST (per adult):
$65 Zoo Member, $120 Zoo Members Couple
$75 Non-Member, $140 Non-Members Couple

Chocolates are SO yesterday...
An "Adopt an Animal" package says that you're WILD about your sweetheart - and last all year!
Why not give a unique gift by "adopting" an animal for the special person in your life? Your WILD Valentine will become a Zoo "parent" and receive an "Adoption" certificate, a photo of the chosen animal and more! CLICK HERE for more information!


Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

The Midland Painted turtle is Ontario's most common turtle species, and can be found in wetlands right here in the Toronto area! Did you know the male Midland Painted turtle has long front claws that he uses to stroke the females cheeks to show his interest in mating? Female Painted turtles love a guy with a good manicure! Be sure to visit the Midland Painted turtle and our other shelled friends inside the America's pavilion this weekend for World Wetlands Day!
Looking to add some adventure to your next Corporate Event?
Why not bring your herd to the wildest venue in town-The Toronto Zoo.
CLICK HEREfor full details on our extensive Corporate Events Package or to book your event today!

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Current Zoo hours - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.
Last admissions one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).

General Admission (13-64 incl): $20
Seniors (65+): $15
Children (4-12): $11
Children (3 and under): FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10

For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5974.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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