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Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2014-05-28


The WILDEST place for families this weekend!

NEW VIDEO - CLICK HERE for a virtual tour of the Zoo's Discovery Zone
and see what all the hype is about! 
Splash Island: Open Weekends, 10:30am to 6:00pm.
Kids Zoo: Open daily, 9:00am to 7:00pm.
Animal Shows: Weekdays, 11:30am and Weekends, 11:30am & 2:30pm.
All FREE with Zoo admission!

Our Lemur Twins Have Names!

Our lemur twins, born March 18, 2014 to mom Lucy, now have names!
Swing by the African Rainforest Pavilion to meet Jack, our male and Willow, our female! There is TWO much cuteness under one roof!  

CLICK HERE to see how much they have grown!


Ring-tailed lemurs are listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Much of their habitat has been altered by human impact, deforestation, harvesting either for food (bush meat) or pets. Periodic drought, common to southern Madagascar, can impact populations already in decline. The Toronto Zoo is part of the Ring-tailed lemur Species Survival Plan (SSP) which focuses on maintaining a genetically healthy captive population and conservation efforts in the wild. This work is crucial to prevent this species from becoming extinct. Toronto Zoo saves and protects animals and their habitats at home and abroad.


Saturday, May 31 & Sunday, June 1, 2014
Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8, 2014
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.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Join Owlkids, publishers of chickaDEE magazine, at the Zoo for a fun-filled day of exploring. Follow the clues and search the Zoo for four puzzle pieces that will reveal a special picture. Collect all four and win a prize!
Owlkids publishes entertaining, unique, high quality magazines and books that nurture the potential of children and instill in them a love of reading and learning - about themselves and the world around them.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
National Aboriginal Day is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada. Free admission will be provided with presentation of status card.
*Please note all events subject to change without notice.

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Celebrating 40 Years Of Saving And Protecting Species. 

Looking to add some adventure to your next Corporate Event?
Why not bring your herd to the wildest venue in town-The Toronto Zoo.
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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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