00am to 2:00pm special daily activities and extended operating hours
Get outside and enjoy the warmer weather!
Join us this March Break for animal adventures all week long!
Visit 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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What Is Animal Enrichment?
Enrichment is a husbandry practice that enhances the animal's environments that will stimulate their natural behaviours. The Wildlife Care Department at the Toronto Zoo is continuously working to provide animals with choice and control over their environments. This is achieved by introducing various enrichment options on a daily basis. The enrichment program is constantly developing new techniques to introduce to animals, giving them a wide variety of activities.
Have you ever thought "there is garbage in the exhibit" or "there is something in the tree"? These are common misconceptions made by the public regarding enrichment. The Toronto Zoo keepers reuse and recycle products to responsibly enrich the lives of the animals.
Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
March Animal Enrichment Extravaganza
It's not every day you have lunch plans with the largest living lizards in the world.
During March Enrichment Extravaganza 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.
Toronto Zoo Staff Help Judge Student Habitat Design Projects
The Toronto Zoo is pleased to help judge the culminating habitat design projects on Thursday, March 12th, that have been created by grade seven and eight students from Horizon Alternative School as a follow up to their habitat design unit and visit to the Toronto Zoo. While at the Zoo, students attended a presentation on habitat design provided by Leona Mitchell, Toronto Zoo Project Manager, and were able to see what it was like “Behind the Scenes” at some of the animal exhibits. Students then spent time observing a specific animal they wanted to design a habitat for in order to better understand the basic needs required and other information that should be considered when designing a living space.
Toronto Zoo has participated in this event for the past four years and looks forward to supporting the program and judging the amazing projects created by the students for many more years to come.