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2014 Weekly Media Send Outs

Celebrate World Rhino Weekend

Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7, 2014

White Rhino Exhibit and Indian Rhino Exhibit, 11:00am to 4:00pm
All over the world, zoos and conservation organizations will unite during the month of September to celebrate these amazing pachyderms! Rhinos are in desperate need of our help as poaching of this magnificent species is on the rise. Did you know that the rhino faces the threat of extinction? This year alone over 600 rhinos have been poached; that is three rhinos a day! The Toronto Zoo has two of the five species of rhinos that exist on the planet and their wild cousins need our help.
Join us and find what the Toronto Zoo is doing to help save and protect these magnificent species, learn about rhinos and their habitats and their role in their environments and take in a special Keeper Talk at
12:00pm and 2:00pm (Indian Rhino) and 1:00pm and 4:00pm (White Rhino).



Sunday, October 5th

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure launches new run site at the Toronto Zoo! The first-ever Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure at the Toronto Zoo promises to be an exciting, powerful and unforgettable experience for everybody involved. Runners and walkers can make a wild day of it with over 5,000 animals, the only giant pandas in Canada, lots of zoo babies and more! So, grab your runners and strollers and don't forget to sport your finest flamingo pink attire!

Register today@ and receive 40% off admission for October 5th.

Toronto Zoo Volunteer Recruitment is NOW Open!

Recently retired?  Empty nest syndrome?  Kids in school?  The Zoo Needs YOU!  Join the Toronto Zoo's diverse team of active and outgoing adult Volunteers.  We are now recruiting for the Year-Round Volunteer program and the winter Giant Panda Ambassador Interpretive Volunteer Program. 

For more details and an application form 


. Or join us for an information evening on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  The session starts at 6:30 pm. 

Please RSVP by e-mailing

to reserve your seat.


'*Please note that all applications must be submitted before the recruitment closes on

Friday, September 19, 2014.  

Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7, 2014
9:30am to 3:30pm - Free admission for teachers and 1 guest

Discover how to take your students' learning to a new level within the natural setting of the Toronto Zoo! Visit our education booths in the main courtyard to learn more about Toronto Zoo field trips and school programs and the many teacher resources available.
This educator professional development event is open to:
  • Teachers in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Early Childhood Educators currently working in a full-day kindergarten classroom in a school setting
*Pre-registration is mandatory for this event. Proof of position is required to redeem offer.
For more information about Teachers' Day and to pre-register, please visit


Questions: email


Monday, September 8, 2014
9:30am to 4:30pm

Compass Group Canada, the proud food service provider at the Toronto Zoo, presents 2014 Toronto Zoo Senior's Day on September 8th! All zoo guests, 65+ are eligible for special discounts on admission, zoomo and more!
Guests, 65+, will receive FREE zoo admission plus one Zoomobile ride all day pass. On site promotions will include 10% off, at the Zootique and Panda Shops and 50% off Toronto Zoo a One Year Senior Membership*. SAVE NOW and apply today's gate admission towards a NEW one-year Senior membership. Seniors can also purchase, at Peacock Café, a sandwich and a small coffee or tea for only $3.99 plus tax!
While here don't forget to visit our giant panda pair, Er Shun and Da Mao, the only two giant pandas in Canada! Please note that the Panda Interpretive Centre will be closed for an event and that first Zoomobile departs from the main front entrance station at 9:45am and the last Zoomobile of the day departs at 4:00pm. Event subject to change without notice.
*Discount applies to the ONE-YEAR senior membership categories (Senior & Senior Couple) memberships only, valid for in-person/on-site sale only AND valid only on Senior's Day, Monday, September 8, 2014. No rain checks, not valid for TWO-YEAR memberships, discount not applicable on annual parking. Event subject to change without notice

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Red Panda Exhibit, Eurasia
11:00am to 4:00pm

Did you know the red panda is the original panda and was discovered almost 50 years before the giant panda? Learn all about these amazing and endangered creatures and meet our red pandas! Don't miss a special meet-the-keeper talk plus enrichment feeding at 12:00 noon 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.

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


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Current Zoo Hours:
 9:30 am to 4:30pm, Weekdays
9:30am to 6:00pm, Weekends/Holidays
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.
For general information visit


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