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2014 Weekly Media Send Outs

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:

Tundra Trek-Polar Bear Exhibit:

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

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

12:00 pm

Polar Bear Keeper Talk with special birthday treat for Humphrey

Conservation Connection Centre:

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bear In Mind-Recycling is GOOD

Drop in at our Conservation Connection Centre for fun and FREE crafts using recycled materials. Why not make a special birthday card just for Humphrey?

Join us in an effort to bring attention to the plight of the polar bear. Help us help polar bears. Recycling is important as an individual effort that is a key component of stopping global warming to help save polar bear habitat.




package features:

  • A colour portrait of "Bob the Sloth"
  • A beautiful package of four Holiday Note Cards featuring "Bob" enjoying the holiday season
  • An invitation to "Parents" Day, a free day at the Zoo for the animal "parent". (Invitation mailed at a later date).
  • Animal fact sheet and Newsletter
  • Animal "parent's" name on our recognition wall
  • Copy of Collections magazine (sent separately)
  • Partial charitable tax receipt (for the buyer of the gift)


and this is the best part!

We will include a coupon entering each animal "parent's" name into our draw for a chance to win a Behind-the-scenes Zoo tour, by limousine golf cart, for 4 guests. Tour will feature a one-on-one with "Bob" and his zookeeper.

Winner will be notified by e-mail or phone.

CLICK HERE to order your Holiday Packages today!

Or call at 416-392-9114 to order by phone.

In wake of the chilly fall weather, this months Enrichment Extravaganza will be in our Africa Rainforest pavilion with our Radiated Tortoises!
These tortoises can live to be up to 50 years old, however they are critically endangered due to habitat loss and poaching for pet trade. Join us at 1:30 pm every Saturday in November to learn more about this amazing creature and watch them receive their special enrichment. Plus, our keepers will be on hand to answer any of your questions.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

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

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


FREE with admission. To request seats in advance, please email Space is limited, first come first served.

CLICK HERE for more information about Orangutan Outreach.

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.

Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 13, 2014

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

This season the Toronto Zoo wants to make your holiday shopping easier with our Holiday Drop and Shop Program. By enrolling in the Drop and Shop Program your child (ages 4-10) will receive a day of fun at the Toronto Zoo and you receive uninterrupted time to finish up your holiday shopping. Your child's day will be a wild mix of Zoo tours, animal encounters, a special visit to the Giant Panda Experience, festive crafts, games and more!


(per child): $40 Zoo Member, $50 Non-Member
And each additional sibling registered for the same day will receive a $10 discount!

Please note: Please provide your child with a nut free morning snack and lunch.


 to register

*Please note all events subject to change without notice.


Celebrating 40 Years Of Saving And Protecting Species. 




9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).


General Admission (13-64): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
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


Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums). Look for this logo whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. For more information, visit



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