Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2014-03-19
TORONTO ZOO SUMMER CAMPS - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Zoo Camp and Serengeti Bush Camp registration is now officially open to the general public! Winter is finally over, so now is the perfect time to start planning for summer adventure!
Attention Zoo lovers and campers! Are you looking for a truly unique opportunity this summer to explore wildlife from around the world? Look no further, the Toronto Zoo offers two amazing opportunities to connect with nature you won't be able to find anywhere else in Toronto.
With the new additions of Er Shun and Da Mao, our two giant pandas, and Humphrey, our polar bear cub, this summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and get involved with wildlife at Zoo Camp. The award winning Camp gives children the opportunity to learn a variety of themes offered within unique zoo setting, including baby animals like Mstari baby giraffe calf and our gorilla baby, Zoo careers with wildlife and more! There is no other camp like it! Adventures include indoor/outdoor activities, behind-the-scenes opportunities, games, crafts, and safe, rewarding FUN!
The Toronto Zoo's Serengeti Bush Camp is the only place where you will be able to experience wildlife at all hours of the night! You will be able to enjoy an evening tour of the African Savanna and Rainforest Pavilion, enjoy evening activities, campfire tales and the chance to sleep under the starts in our authentic African tents. Experience the sun setting over the African Savanna to the sound of buzzing crickets briefly dulled by the roar of lions in the distant. You will be able to boast to your friends that you were able to sleep over at the Toronto Zoo, there is no other unique opportunity like it!
Welcome Back Spring!
You can tell Spring is back by the tiny strips of green emerging, the sound of birds chirping, the bugs get busy and baby animals enjoying the outdoors! With the warmer weather you can get outside and celebrate Spring this weekend at the Toronto Zoo by visiting our Zoo babies including, our gorilla baby, "Mstari" our Masai giraffe calf and who could forget "Humphrey" our Polar bear cub!
Spring has already taken over our indoor tropical pavilions! Visit our Orchid Extravaganza to spot over 90 orchids throughout our Malayan Woods pavilion until the end of March. Come and see if you can spot them all this weekend!
‘Vishnu and Ashakiran’ Greater One Horned Rhinoceros
The greater one horned rhino has been cited as ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN, and they need our help! The Toronto Zoo saves and protects animals and their habitats at home and abroad and this includes the rhino. Rhinos are in desperate need of our help as poaching of this magnificent species is on the rise. Did you know? There's a possibility that we will lose rhinos forever if the population continues to decline at the rate it is now. The Toronto Zoo has two of the five species of rhinos (Greater one horned rhino and the White Rhino) and is part of the Rhino Species Survival Plan (SSP) and has supported rhino conservation in the wild for many, many years through the Toronto Zoo Endangered Species Reserve Fund.
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Current Zoo Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, WEEKDAYS.
9:30 am to 6:00 pm, WEEKENDS/HOLIDAYS.
Last admissions one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
General Admission (13-64 incl): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
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.
For general information visit torontozoo.com.
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