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Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2013-10-02


Kids, 12 and Under, Receive FREE* Admission on Weekends and School Holidays!
Until Monday, October 14, 2013


The Toronto Zoo is proud to announce a new initiative to encourage kids, 12 and under, to visit the zoo and receive free admission* on weekends and school holidays. This initiative takes effect on Friday, September 13, 2013 and will run until Monday, October 14, 2013 which includes the Thanksgiving Weekend.

The Toronto Zoo is open year round, with the exception of Christmas Day, and we have a lot to offer with our award-winning indoor pavilions and animals, on exhibit year-round, including the giant
pandas, Arctic wolves, polar bears, orangutans, Western lowland gorillas, to name a few. The
Toronto Zoo plays a major role in many conservation and species survival initiatives at home and
abroad throughout the year and visitors can learn about these and other initiatives during a visit to the zoo.

CLICK HERE for the full Press Release.


*Kids, 12 and under, must be accompanied by an adult. NOT valid for school groups.
The first two weekends in October
October 5, 6, 12, 13 & 14
10:00am- 4:00 pm
Crisp fall air, vibrant colours and fun for all ages; the Toronto Zoo is the place to be this October! We are celebrating the changing of the season with a new fall event with interactive and themed activities, educational programs, tours, keeper talks and enrichment programs with the animals. There is something for everyone in your family including Fall Foliage Tours, Photography-The Zoo and You-sessions, Preparing Your Garden For Winter and Tundra Trek Tours.
Plus, Second Harvest will be at the Toronto Zoo during the event accepting non-perishable food items for donation!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Red Panda Exhibit, Eurasia
11:00am to 4:00pm
Learn all about these amazing and endangered creatures and meet our red panda family! Don't miss a special meet-the-keeper talk plus enrichment feeding at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm and bid on fun prizes in a panda-themed silent auction. All proceeds support the Red Panda Network, an organization committed to the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitat.
Toronto Zoo elephants are leaving
Public viewing 12:30-1:30 pm & 3:00-6:00 pm daily through Thanksgiving*
The Toronto Zoo has been advised by the PAWS Sanctuary that pending receipt of final permits, the elephants will be leaving the Zoo after the Thanksgiving weekend.
The Zoo invites the public to see the elephants before they leave and during this time, the Toronto Zoo is offering free admission* for children 12 and under on weekends and school holidays (must be accompanied by an adult and does not apply to school groups). CLICK HERE for the full press release.
*Times are approximate
Bear Necessities: Ice. Food. Cubs. - Keep Voting!
The Toronto Zoo is proud to be selected as one of the project's in Shell's FuellingChange Initiative and YOU can help! In the running to win $100,000, the Bear Necessities project will support polar bears through Toronto Zoo's conservation, education and research programs.
Visit our Bear Necessities page at for exciting updates, photos and video of Hudson - a Toronto Zoo superstar! Vote NOW at

Toronto Zoo's Mobile Giving Has Launched in Support of Conservation!
The Toronto Zoo launched its Mobile Giving program in early August - and YOU can help support the Zoo with a simple text message. Making a $5.00 donation to support conservation at the Toronto Zoo is an easy as texting ZOOPANDA to 41010. A one-time donation will be added to the donor's mobile phone bill. Call #416-392-9105 for more information!
Q - Where do polar bears vote?
A - The North Poll
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 6:00 pm, daily. Last admissions one hour before closing.
Hours will change as of Tuesday, October 15, 2013 
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
Promotion: Kids, 12 and Under, Receive FREE* Admission on Weekends and School Holidays!
Until Monday, October 14, 2013
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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