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Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2013-06-19
The Toronto Zoo is very excited to once again be hosting Seafood for Thought TM - 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 ThoughtTM 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.
Friday June 21 & Saturday, June 22
Front Entrance Courtyard
National Aboriginal Day is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada.
Join us on Saturday, June 22, 2013 in celebrating the unique heritage and diverse cultures. Experience and interactive performance of authentic drumming and singing with the Sitting Bear Singers in the Front Entrance Courtyard at 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
Free admission with status card.
Saturday, June 29 through Monday, September 2, 2013
African Arts and Culture Festival
African Savanna, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
Back by popular demand, the Toronto Zoo is proud to offer our visitors an experience of African Culture in our own African Savanna. Visit one of the many artist booths and taken home and article of authenticity, including handcrafted wooden masks, soapstone and ebony carvings, hand-woven textiles, painted candles, traditional African musical instruments and more! FREE with admission!
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, grade seven students from Emily Carr Public School released over 50 Atlantic salmon into the wild at the Greenwood Conservation Area in Ajax today. Releasing the Atlantic salmon into the wild was an important moment that the students have been working towards as they have been raising the salmon, in their classroom, since January 2013. The Toronto Zoo's Aqua-Links Program is an exciting conservation effort which links students in Ontario with students in Uganda to discuss water conservation. Focusing on these two Great Lakes regions of the world, the program fosters stewardship and appreciation for water as a precious resource, as well as for the fish that call these lakes home. A small proportion of the eggs are also being raised at the Toronto Zoo. Since 2009 the Aqua-Links Program has released over 4,000 Atlantic salmon fry. This year in particular has been extremely successful with 16 schools in five different school boards releasing over 2,000 Atlantic salmon fry into tributaries of Lake Ontario since May 2013 making it the largest release yet.
CLICK HEREto find out more information about this program.
We are very proud that our summer Zoo Camp has made the top 25 nominations list in the 'Best of Toronto4Kids'!
The contest is now on to see who will take the top spot as the best summer camp in the GTA. This is a title we would love to have and to do so we need YOUR VOTE!
CLICK HEREto vote for Zoo Camp!
Voting is NOW OPEN and closes on June 21.
Bear Necessities: Ice. Food. Cubs. - Vote Now!
The Toronto Zoo is proud to be selected as one of the project's in Shell's FuellingChange Initiative and YOU can help!

Polar Bears are a threatened species, with only 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears in the wild and 60% of them are in Canada! In the running to win $100,000, the Bear Necessities project will support this iconic Canadian species through Toronto Zoo's conservation, education and research programs.

Voting is easy, just visit CLICK HERE, and register for a free account and vote for Bear Necessities: Ice. Food. Cubs.
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: 9:00 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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