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2014 Weekly Media Send Outs

Halloween Fun At The Toronto Zoo!!

Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in FREE when accompanied by an adult!

It's time to get out your Halloween costumes and head out to the Toronto Zoo! All kids are eligible to take part in our "Critters and Costumes Parade" at 11:40 am and 2:40 pm daily, departing from the Waterside Theatre. Also on hand for the Boo fun, periodically, is My Little Pony who will be at the Zoo's Courtyard Stage for meet and greets from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (first come first served). Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Play Centre next to the Courtyard Stage to create their very own Zoo animal or Halloween creation. Plus, the Jelly Belly Team will share Jelly Belly beans with families upon exit (while supplies last)!

Thursday, October 30th

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us as the sun goes down on the Zoo for an exciting evening of wolves! Through a short presentation learn more about the unique characteristics of these creatures, how they get their "special positions" in a pack and how they communicate through howling. Then join us for a moonlight hike to their home in Tundra Trek and attempt to "communicate" with our wolves. This night will leave you howling with excitement!

The program includes a presentation and special evening tour to meet our wolf pack.

COST (per person):

$10 Member, $15 Non-Member

Friday, October 17 through Friday, October 31
Panda Interpretive Centre


Artists and candy-lovers unite! From October 17 - October 31 come and see a sweet Giant Panda portrait in the Zoo's Panda Interpretive Centre made out of none other than.... 11,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans! This cuddly bear is munching on a bamboo stick made of Lime, Green Apple and Watermelon Jelly Belly jelly beans. Our Giant Panda comes to life with Coconut, Cream Soda, Liquorice and Plum Jelly Belly beans. The creation of the portrait was broadcast live on the internet from the Jelly Belly Visitor Centre in California to celebrate National Jelly Bean Day 2014 with fans around the world.

Special Presentation: Reaching Out for Orangutans

Saturday November 8, 2014

Education Auditorium, presentation begins promptly at 2:00pm.

Join us for a special presentation by Guest Speaker, Richard Zimmerman, founder of Orangutan Outreach. Learn about the organization’s mission to bring attention to the plight of orangutans in the wild and to raise funds for orangutan conservation projects in Borneo and Sumatra. Orangutan Outreach has been able to successfully build a global network to foster awareness of the plight of orangutans among people from every walk of life. This awareness has led to a steady growth in charitable donations for orangutan conservation projects in Indonesia. By offering people the chance to get involved and do their part to help protect orangutans, Orangutan Outreach has brought renewed hope that together we can reach out and save the Red Apes. Find out how the Toronto Zoo’s conservation efforts are helping this extremely endangered species at home and abroad.


with admission. To request seats in advance, please email

. Space is limited, first come first served.

Humphrey's 1st Birthday Celebration - Supported by Symcor, Coca-Cola

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Tundra Trek-Main Polar Bear Exhibit 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Humphrey the polar bear cub's 1st birthday! Festivities will include a special keeper talk and birthday cupcakes for our visitors. Don't forget to bring a special birthday card just for Humphrey! If you wish to give Humphrey a birthday gift why not support the Toronto Zoo and Polar Bear conservation efforts by making a donation-




Birthday Celebrations:

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Card Collection. Free polar bear poster giveaway for those who drop off a birthday card.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cupcakes! First come, first serve and while supplies last.

12:00 pm

Polar Bear Keeper Talk.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Waterside Theatre, Ceremony begins promptly at 10:55 am.

Veterans and the general public are invited to join in remembering and honouring the many wartime sacrifices that Canadians have made for their country. Admission for veterans and all guests attending the ceremony is free from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The year round parking fee will be in effect except for VIP's, Veterans in uniform or with medals, crests or other military affiliation insignia, as well as any other persons in uniform, including serving members of the armed forces, police, fire, ambulance and TTC.

*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.
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