10:00am to 2:00pm, daily
Join us this March Break for animal adventures all week long!
Escape the winter cold in our six indoor tropical pavilions featuring animals from around the world. Plus, learn more about how we use enrichment to engage our animals each day at the Zoo at our Enrichment Extravaganza. Visitors will enjoy animal enrichment demonstrations, special Keeper Talks, animal encounters and more!
Build Animal Enrichment
10:00am to 2:00pm, Education Auditorium
Help us build animal enrichment items, big and small, for our Zoo animals!
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March Animal Enrichment Extravaganza
It's not every day you have lunch plans with the largest living lizards in the world...
Join us for March Enrichment Extravaganza and watch as our Komodo dragons "hunt" for their lunch the way they would in the wild! Stop by our Australasia pavilion at 1:30pm every Saturday in March for this special enrichment feeding.
Wild Giant Panda Numbers Are Rising
The latest census by China's State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 left in the wild. This is a 16.8 percent increase from a decade ago.
Da Mao gives this a Panda HIGH FIVE!
What the Toronto Zoo is doing to support giant panda conservation? The Toronto Zoo supports a bamboo and habitat restoration project in China through the Endangered Species Reserve fund in collaboration with the Memphis Zoo. As well the Toronto Zoo employs a Reproductive Physiologist who not only investigates ways to improve the reproduction of endangered species will utilize her expertise for our very own breeding program for Er Shun and Da Mao. The Toronto Zoo will co-operate with other zoos that have giant pandas to expand the numbers needed for scientific research and collaboration efforts. This will involve studies in animal behavior, enrichment, nutrition, veterinary science, and reproduction.
Be sure to visit the only pair of giant panda in Canada, Er Shun and Da Mao, this weekend!