Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2014-07-02
This summer is the perfect time to connect with nature at Zoo Camp, a unique opportunity to explore wildlife from around the world! A variety of themes are offered unique to the zoo setting, including baby animals, careers with wildlife, and more!
Attention All Campers and Zoo Lovers
Registration is now open!
Voted Best Day-Camp in Toronto Area (Toronto4Kids)
Camp sessions weekly from June 30th to August 30th
Each week-long session runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm
Zoo Camp is a wild week-long animal adventure where you will see and learn about hundreds of amazing animals and make lasting friendships with fellow animal lovers. Plus, meet our keepers and the staff that care for our animals and enjoy exclusive opportunities to go behind-the-scenes to have close encounters with the animals yourselves!
Also you can join us for a WILD Night!
How will this overnight adventure unfold? Come to the Toronto Zoo's Serengeti Bush Camp to experience the wildlife of our African Savanna and Rainforest Pavilion, enjoy evening activities, campfire tales and the chance to sleep under the stars in our authentic African tents.
CLICK HERE for more details or to book today for your once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Each session runs from 4:15 pm to 10:00 am the next morning.
Join the fun this summer and
Until Friday, August 29, 2014
Join us as the grizzlies, African penguins, polar bears and Sumatran tigers receive a special frozen treat every Friday this summer. Keepers will be on hand to meet with our visitors and answer questions about the importance of these four animals, how the zoo is helping to save and protect them and why the Toronto Zoo offers our animals frozen treats as part of our Enrichment Program. Each session is approximately 20 minutes in length and free with admission.
Grizzlies - Canadian Domain 1:00pm to 1:20pm
African penguins - African Savanna 12:30pm to 12:50pm
Polar bears - Tundra Trek 3:00pm to 3:20pm
Sumatran tigers - Indo-Malaya 2:30pm to 2:50pm
Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25, 2014
Discovery Zone Courtyard, 10:00am to 4:00pm
The event will offer rare insight to the unique roles the Zoo Keeper plays within your zoo. Come on out and catch a Meet-the-Keeper Talk, join us at our educational booth in the Discovery Zone to see the tools of the trade, learn about keeper conservation initiatives and participate in children's activities.
Join us in the Waterside Theatre, daily, at 12:00 noon where you will be able to participate in a special game that mimics Zoo Keeper work. Then watch as Zoo staff compete through demonstrations and in challenges to show you what it really takes to be a keeper. Show our Zoo Keepers how much you appreciate and support them by bringing a special card to say thank you for everything they do! When you bring in a card your name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a family pack of passes to the Zoo!
PLUS, join us in the Discovery Zone Courtyard for Special Animal Visitors at 11:00am and 2:00pm, daily.
Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27, 2014
11:00am to 4:00pm
Join us at the Sumatran Tiger Exhibit for tiger enrichment interpretive stations, artifacts and colouring sheets. Did you know that tigers are declared a critically endangered species and that the Amur, Sumatran and Malayan tiger population are fewer than 500 in the wild? The tiger populations are threatened by habitat loss and degradation, poaching, tiger-human conflict, loss of prey and other factors. Find out how you can commit to conservation efforts to help this extremely endangered species at home and abroad.
PLUS enjoy a special meet-the-keeper talk at 1:30pm and a special training demonstration at 2:30pm at the Sumatran Tiger Exhibit.
*Please note all events subject to change without notice.
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Celebrating 40 Years Of Saving And Protecting Species.
Current Zoo Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, DAILY.
Member Exclusive Early Giant Panda Viewing: 8:00am - 9:00am daily, Member (Seasonal).
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
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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