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Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, May 24, 2015

10:00am to 4:00pm, America's Wetlands, Indo-Malaya Pavilion and the Americas Pavilion

Turtles around the world are threatened with extinction, but they are also some of the most honoured and celebrated creatures on earth. Join the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme to discover the diversity of stories and cultures associated with turtles; learn how conservationists are helping to save turtles globally and how you can protect these amazing animals here in Ontario.


We are happy to remain as one of the top attractions of Toronto from


, receiving the 2015 Certificate of Excellence.


Thank you to our loyal members and visitors who support the Toronto Zoo and help us continue to save and protect species.





Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo


On Thursday, May 21, 2015 grade seven students, from the Julie Payette Public School, released over 100 Atlantic salmon fry into the wild at the Greenwood Conservation Area is Ajax. Releasing the Atlantic salmon into the wild was an important moment that the students have been working towards as they have been raising the salmon, in their classroom, since January 2015. The Toronto Zoo’s Aqua-Links Program is an exciting conservation effort which links students in Ontario with students in Uganda to discuss water conservation. Focusing on these two Great Lakes regions of the world, the program fosters stewardship and appreciation for water as a precious resource, as well as for the fish that call these lakes home.

 This year in particular has been extremely successful with 26 schools in six different school boards releasing over 3,000 Atlantic salmon fry into tributaries of Lake Ontario through the Aqua-Links Program including, Credit River, Duffin’s Creek and Cobourg Creek.

Toronto Zoo would like to thank the Government of Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters for their support in the Aqua-Links project.


for more information on the program.

Registration for the 2015 Guided Blitz and BioBlitz support is now open!  Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2015

A BioBlitz brings together taxonomic experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species (plants, animals, fungi and more) in a particular area over a 24 hour period. Participants record all the organisms they find, and then experts, from the Toronto Zoo and other organizations, verify their identity. As the Blitz proceeds and after it is done, the species records are compiled into a single data set: the species list, which provides a snapshot of the biodiversity in that location on that particular date.

 A BioBlitz is a great way to become familiar with the nature in your own backyard. You will find that you don't have to travel to exotic locations to discover really cool organisms!

 There are three main components of the Ontario BioBlitz program: the intensive scientific survey, the Guided BioBlitz, and public programs. Each activity differs in the amount of prior knowledge and experience required, and in time commitment.


CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

During our Enrichment Extravaganza visit the Raccoon Exhibit in the Canadian Domain at 1:30pm every Saturday in May for a special enrichment feeding.


to view our 2015 monthly enrichment calender.

Upcoming Events


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Register now and help us raise vital funds to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s mission to find a cure or control for cystic fibrosis.

Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 2015

11:00am to 4:00pm

Cheetahs are the oldest and most endangered cat species in the world and they need our help to win the race against extinction.Come out and learn about our cheetahs first hand from their keepers and help support the Cheetah Conservation Fund of Canada. There will be special Meet-the-Keeper talks and feedings at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. In addition, we will have fun activities and games, Cheetah Conservation Fund of Canada merchandise, silent auction and bio facts table with educational cheetah artifacts. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Raise Your Glass For Rhinos - Ticketed Event


Thursday, June 11, 2015

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Toronto Zoo, Atrium, 361A Old Finch Ave

Join us for a unique evening at the Toronto Zoo where you will raise your glass in support of the critically endangered rhino. Tickets to this special night will include a buffet dinner, wine tastings, complimentary glassware, a silent auction, a special Zoomobile tour and special rhino Meet The Keeper experience. We will also be holding a live auction where one lucky person will get the chance to have a one-on-one close encounter with the rhinos that evening! Proceeds from the event will support The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.


for event information and to purchase your tickets


*Subject to change without notice




9:00am to 7:00pm, daily
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round

(except Dec. 25th).


Member Exclusive Early Giant Panda viewing:

May 2 to Jun 28, 2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am,weekends only
Jun 29 to Sep 7, 2015  - 8:30am - 9:00am, daily


General Admission (13-64): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE

Members: FREE


Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $12 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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