2014 Weekly Media Send Outs
Imagine a day dedicated to giving back … around the world, across Canada and in your own community! Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.
WHAT IS GIVING TUESDAY?:
It is a new global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time where charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community has come together for GivingTuesday. Last year, 46 countries and more than 10,000 organizations participated, and this year the Toronto Zoo is excited and proud to be a part of it.
WHEN IS IT?:
Tuesday, December 2nd 2014. This is the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?:
You. Your family. Your friends. Everyone.
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD:
- We will be posting special “giving” stories on our Facebook on Tuesday, and we ask that you share them to create awareness of the special animals and people we work with.
- Forward this email to your friends and family to help us spread the message about GivingTuesday.
- You can also use the hashtags #GivingTuesdayCA #GivingTuesdayTorontoZoo or #Unselfie anytime you post on Twitter or Instagram on Tuesday.
- Help us continue our work by contributing to the Toronto Zoo via
Not finished your holiday shopping?
Head to our online
on December 2nd and 5% of all proceeds will go directly towards Clouded Leopard conservation & reproduction efforts!
We ask everybody to come together as a worldwide community on Tuesday and help make the world a better place!
Please contact 416-392-9107 with any questions or concerns.
- 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.
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, 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.
Friday, December 26, 2014
10:30am, Front Entrance Courtyard
The Toronto Zoo is the place to be on Boxing Day! Join us for half price admission for everyone all day on December 26th. Meet in our front entrance courtyard at 10:30am to begin a guided walk through the NEW Eurasia Wilds to see what delightful seasonal treats await the Zoo's animals. Please bring a non-perishable item for the Daily Bread Food Bank and any old cellphones to help support great ape conservation. Happy Holidays! *Please note this is an outdoor event and subject to change without notice and all proceeds from this day go to the Endangered Species Reserve Fund.
*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).
CURRENT ADMISSION FEES:
General Admission (13-64): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
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.
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