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Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2013-02-06

Saturday, February 9 & Sunday, February 10
9:30am to 4:30pm
Join us as we celebrate the 2013 Chinese New Year - Year of the Snake! Visit some of our fascinating snakes in our indoor tropical pavilions and learn more about these amazing creatures!

Er Shun and Da Mao our giant panda mascots will be on site to help celebrate the Year of the Snake. Look for the giant panda mascots at the Front Entrance Courtyard stage where you can get your photo taken with them and start the new year off right!
The live Er Shun and Da Mao arrive Spring 2013!

Snakes need love too! Bring a valentine for your favourite snake and
kids (aged 4-12) receive FREE admission*!
*Discount applies to day of admission, one discount per Valentine.

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


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!

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!

Parent and Tot Program

Saturday, February 16, Sunday, February 17 &
Monday, February 18

Herds, Packs and Flocks..It's how we say Family!

Families always look out for each other. Babies and Moms, Dads and even Grandparents make up animal families in the wild. Come and find out how they share and play, stay safe and grow in their wild world. Parents will take part in this interactive learning experience helping their youngster discover how animal families survive in the wild. Program will consist of educational playtime, craft(s), activities, songs/poems and a short animal encounter.

One child to one adult ratio is ideal; however, each adult may bring up to two children of program age from the same family for the cost listed below. Additional adults are welcome to attend; general admission applies at the front gate.

Only those pre-registered for the program may attend.

COST: $18 Zoo Member, $20 Non-Member

(Cost includes one adult and up to two children from the same family)


Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

Can you guess why this vibrant snake is called the Eyelash Viper? It is decorated with raised "eyelash-like" scales above its eyes! Be sure to visit the Eyelash Viper inside the America's pavilion along with our other fascinating snake friends throughout the pavilions this weekend while we celebrate Chinese New Year - 2013 Year of the Snake celebrations!

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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