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Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Friday, 2013-05-03


Celebrate National Sustainable Seafood Day

by supporting 

 Seafood for Thought™ -  A Sustainable Seafood Fundraiser 


The Toronto Zoo is very excited to once again be hosting Seafood for Thought ™ - A Sumptuous Sustainable Seafood Fundraiser on Thursday, June 20, 2013. It's an engaging and elegant way to discover how your choices protect the health of soil, water, and ocean wildlife.


Seafood for Thought ™ is a celebration of sumptuous sustainable seafood prepared by some of Toronto's top chefs! A truly elegant way to learn about how making sustainable healthy seafood choices can assure a future with abundant ocean wildlife! Delicious seafood tastings prepared by talented chefs, wine and beer pairings, great music and WILD animal encounters.


PLUS this year's event includes an exclusive experience with giant pandas

Er Shun & Da Mao!


CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets! Don't miss out on the fishiest event in town!


Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5
10:00am to 4:00pm, Americas Wetlands
Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of amorous male toads in search of that special someone! Our annual wetland festival is scheduled around the explosive breeding ritual of American toads at our very own Americas Wetlands Outdoor Exhibit. Although the emergence and courtship of toads is the main event, there are heaps of other fun activities for children and adults alike! It's "toad-ally" fun for the whole family! CLICK HERE for more information about this exciting event!
Saturday, May 11
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This year's theme is "Life Cycles of Migratory Birds: Conservation Across the Americas" This theme addresses the need for conservation throughout all aspects of their life cycle, from nesting to migration to breeding and raising young. One and two hour guided bird watching tours of the Rouge Valley and around the Zoo site will be conducted on the hour from 7:00 am to 12 noon. Tours are $10.00 per person. To pre-register for tours, or to obtain more information, contact Elaine Christens at
Saturday, May 11
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) students from the Let's Talk Science program will join the Toronto Zoo for a third year, in helping to bring science to life. The event is a part of Science Rendezvous, a national day of festivities celebrating science across Canada. A number of UTSC student volunteers will lead activities and displays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to encourage Zoo visitors to think about what makes animals so amazing and unique through the prism of science. FREE with Zoo admission. Any questions contact
Sunday, May 12
Why not bring Mom for a day at the Zoo and meet some of our WILD Moms including Tania (two-toed sloth), Olive (babirusa) and Puppe (orangutan)! Join us in the Indo Malaya Pavilion to learn more about M.O.M (Missing Orangutan Mothers). Orangutan mothers and babies have a very close relationship. The mother and offspring bond is actually the most important social bond with orangutans demonstrating how important moms are! Mother's Day is a great opportunity to bring attention to the plight of these beautiful red apes and to encourage people to learn more about how you can to help protect them!
The best way to throw yourself into the Zoo experience is to join our family. As Zoo members, you and your own family will enjoy year round access to more than 5,000 animals and 237 hectares of adventure. Not to mention the thrill of helping us protect wildlife. How easy is that?

PLUS, starting on May 18, 2013 Members are granted early entrance into the Zoo at 8:00am to view the Giant Panda Experience AND Panda Interpretive Centre!
Enjoy the Zoo and all the many benefits your membership has to offer and so much more including the Zoomobile, Gorilla Ropes Course, camel rides and Splash Island!


Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
Guests enjoying delicious seafood food tastings, a variety of beer and wine pairing and of course some wild animal encounters at last year's Seafood for Thought ™  Event!  
Don't miss out on this year's event! Buy your tickets today!
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 HERE for full details on our extensive Corporate Events Package or to book your event today!
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Current Zoo Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, daily. Last admissions one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
General Admission (13-64 incl): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10
For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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