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March Break at the Zoo!

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!


to view our Animal Enrichment Extravaganza Schedule.

If you would like to come out to the Zoo to cover March Break please contact

Cynthia Shipley, Manager of Public Relations and Events at (416) 392-5938 or


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!

Upcoming Events:



Gorilla Awareness Day

Saturday, April 11, 2015

10:00am to 3:00pm, African Rainforest Pavilion, Gorilla Exhibit

Join us at the Western Lowland Gorilla Exhibit to enjoy gorilla focused activities and colouring sheet and check out gorilla artifacts like skulls, teeth and enrichment items used by our gorilla troop. Did you know that gorillas are declared a critically endangered species and due to poaching and disease, the western lowland gorilla’s numbers have declined by more than 60% over the last 20 to 25 years? Bid on fun prizes in a silent auction and gorilla merchandise. All proceeds support the Ape Action Africa project, and organization committed to the conservation of wild gorillas and their habitats.

Drop off your old cell phone for recycling and learn more about our PhoneApes program and how you can commit to conservation efforts to help this extremely endangered species at home and abroad.

PLUS enjoy a special meet-the-keeper talk at 2:30pm to learn more about these incredible apes and our amazing gorilla troop, including our one year old Nneka!


*Subject to change without notice




Current Zoo Hours: 9:30am to 4:30pm

March Break Zoo Hours: 9:30am to 6:00pm

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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