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Raise Your Glass For Rhinos - Ticketed Event

Thursday, June 11, 2015

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Toronto Zoo, Atrium

Administrative Support Centre, 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.

Cute Alert!


Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

We have an exciting announcement! Meet one of our newest additions to Australasia, "Sydney" a female kangaroo joey born to mom "Josie" and dad "Robbo". This new joey is about 13 months old but we don't actually know her exact birthday. Kangaroo joeys are about the size of a jelly bean when they are born and do most of their growing in mom's pouch. Because of this, our keepers only got their first glimpse of her in February when she started poking her head out of the pouch. We used this milestone, which normally occurs around ten months of age, to estimate her birth date as April 2014.

"Sydney" is now spending time out of the pouch and is seen more and more away from mom. Be sure to watch for her in the kangaroo habitat next to the Australasia Pavilion!

Meet The Toronto Zoos Newest Residents! 

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

Abercrombie (Abe), Benedict (Ben), and Charleston (Chuck) are three of the newest residents in the Zoo’s African Savanna, visible on the walk to the Canadian Domain. These three brothers are the first blue wildebeest (also known as white-bearded gnus) that we have ever housed at the Zoo. This species is known for their spectacular migration across the Serengeti and for kicking up their heels in excitement. These antelope bachelors seem just as excited to be here as we are to have them!

During our Enrichment Extravaganza at the Raccoon Exhibit in the Canadian Domain at 1:30pm this Saturday 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 a bio facts table with educational cheetah artifacts. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

11:00am to 4:00pm

Masai Giraffe Exhibit, African Savanna

In celebration of International Giraffe Day join us as we honour the tallest and longest-necked animal at the Masai Giraffe Exhibit. Visit our special interpretive and artifact station and enjoy a special meet-the-keeper talk at 11:00am and 2:00pm to learn about these majestic species. Did you know there are less than 80,000 giraffes remaining in the wild? Find out how you can commit to conservation efforts to help this extremely vulnerable and amazing species at home and abroad.


*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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