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2014 Weekly Media Send Outs

Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Thursday, 2014-05-22


Sunday, May 25, 2014
Check-in 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Event activities run until 2:00 pm

It is the 10th annual Great Strides™ Walk at the Toronto Zoo presented by BMO Capital Markets.
Registration fee is $25 which includes your entry to the zoo, and BBQ lunch. CLICK HERE to register today! * Please note $10 parking fee not included.

Is it a cat? Not quite! Slender-tailed meerkats (think Timon from the Lion King) are part of the mongoose family.

Come out and join us every Saturday at 1:30 pm during the month of May to watch our mob of meerkats cleverly extract crickets and mealworms from special enrichment devices! They will also keep you fascinated with their ability to excavate tunnels in which they live, only coming out during the day to hunt for food and soak up warmth from the sun!



Saturday, May 24, 2014
10:00am to 3:00pm, Americas Pavilion

World Fish Migration Day 2014 (WFMD) is a one day global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. WFMD is held to improve the public's understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and their needs. Visit the Americas Pavilion and learn about the Toronto Zoo's important Atlantic salmon rear and release program involvement with local schools! Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating life travels of the native American eel. Join the Great Lakes Outreach Program, which is a FREE, curriculum-based education program that encourages students, educators and families to "Keep Our Great Lakes Great" while learning about five local fish species at risk.

Saturday, May 31 & Sunday, June 1
Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8
Front Entrance, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tide is touring Canada and encouraging your family to fling out the old and bring in the new, giving you the tools you need to turn cleaning out the closet into an enjoyable family activity. Throughout the three-week tour, the Tide Team will be visiting the Toronto Zoo for two weekend stops, celebrating new beginnings with their nonprofit partner, Goodwill®. Just bring your clothing items to the front entrance and drop them off to the Tide Team to receive a special offer.
When you donate to Goodwill this spring, your stuff will fund job training programs for people in your community. You get a clean home and your neighbors get a fresh start. To learn more about how Goodwill is creating jobs in your community, visit Part clothing drive, part interactive activity that brings the family together, TIDE Clothing Donation Day Events provide an opportunity for families to donate, learn and engage.
*Please note all events subject to change without notice.

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Current Zoo Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, DAILY
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).

General Admission (13-64): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE

Members: FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10 year round

For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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