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2015 Weekly Media Send Outs

Nneka’s 1st Birthday Celebrations

African Rainforest Pavilion
Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:00am to 3:00pm

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

Mom Ngozi and her one year old Nneka enjoying a special early birthday treat!

Join us in celebrating our female gorilla Nneka's 1st birthday here at the Toronto Zoo! Party festivities will include special keeper talks, treats, and the chance to drop off a birthday card just for her. For those who've forgotten to bring their own birthday card, we will also have a large card for all her guests to sign!

Instead of bringing a gift for Nneka, we ask guests to support the Toronto Zoo and Western Lowland gorilla conservation efforts by making a donation



Make sure to visit Nneka and the gorilla troop on her special day!
  •     Card Collection and signing of Nneka Birthday Card from 11:00am - 3:00pm
  •      Special Keeper Talk with special treat for Nneka and the troop 1:00pm
  •       Note: A special birthday treat will be given to Zoo visitors at this special birthday talk at 1:00pm. First come first served, as quantities are limited!
  •       Regular gorilla Keeper Talk at 2:30pm


*Subject to change without notice

January Enrichment Extravaganza

We are kicking off the 2015 Enrichment Extravaganza with our very cool Hornbill "Jonah"  in our very warm Indo-Malaya Pavilion!

Come out every Saturday in January at 1:30pm to watch our awesome Concave Casqued Hornbill "Jonah" get some special enrichment and meet his keepers too!

The Toronto Zoo is open 364 days a year and is the destination for winter adventure! With our interactive map, planning your winter escape has never been easier. Scroll over each animal exhibit and pavilion to plan your trip today. The Toronto Zoo has so much to offer, even in the cold, including six warm tropical pavilions full of exotic animals at every turn, daily keeper talks and 10 km of scenic winter trails.


Upcoming Events:



So You Think You Can Romance

Friday, February 13 OR Saturday, February 14, 2015

6:15pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a delicious evening of food and fun as we learn the fine art of romance as observed in the animal kingdom. Together we will discover the elaborate, awkward, and sometimes hilarious lengths to which animals will go to attract a mate.
Our Valentine's Program includes a romantically inspired dinner, special animal encounter, an interactive group presentation, and a glimpse of the future Reproductive Labs led by our Reproductive Specialist Team!

COST (per adult):

$70 per Member ($130 per Member couple)
$80 per Non-member ($150 per Non-member couple)

Program Registration Form (PDF) click here

A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Toronto Zoo’s Reproductive Conservation efforts.


For The Love Of Family

Saturday, February 14 to Monday, February 16, 2015

Looking for some family adventure this Family Day Weekend? Why not head over to the Toronto Zoo and visit with some of our family including polar bear Mom Aurora and her cub Humphrey, western lowland gorilla Dad Charles and his newest addition Nneka, Mstari and her mom Twiga in the new indoor giraffe viewing house and more! Family fun activities, including special valentine crafts on the 14th, will take place from 10am to 3pm in the Conservation Connection Centre. The winter is a beautiful time to visit the Toronto Zoo with its scenic walking trails, indoor pavilions, keeper talks, animal encounters and over 5,000 animals that amaze and delight.


2nd Annual Move Your Paws For The Polar Bear Cause

1K & 5K Walk/Run - NEW 5K Route!

Presented by Toronto Zoo and Canada Running Series

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Support of our polar bear family, including Humphrey our adorable one year old cub!

Open to all runners, walkers and fitness folk of all ages and abilities. Bundle up and bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun, fitness and fundraising. All proceeds raised from the event go towards Polar Bear Conservation! Support the Toronto Zoo and polar bears and invite your friends, family and colleagues to pledge a participant. For online entry, pledge forms and further information go to


Please note registration includes admission for the day, non-transferable. Parking is $10.

Remember, all proceeds from the Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause Walk/Run will support the Toronto Zoo’s conservation, education and research activities with polar bears.



*Subject to change without notice


Celebrating 40 Years Of Saving And Protecting Species. 




9:30am to 4:30pm
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.
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