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Toronto Zoo E-Waste Collection Day

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Toronto Zoo Drop Off Loop

9:30am to 4:00pm

Do you ever wonder what happens to your old electronics or also known as e-waste?

Over 50 million tonnes of e-waste is produced every year and only 15-20% of it is recycled properly! The remaining electronics are sent directly to the landfill. Electronics are valuable and potentially hazardous materials that need to be recycled properly.

Bring your e-waste to the Toronto Zoo on Saturday, June 13, 2015 and help support great ape conservation. GEEP (Global Electric Electronic Processing) will be collecting all donated e-waste. GEEP Inc. will responsibly recycle all items in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. All donations from the event are in support of PhoneApes. This event directly correlates to the message of protecting the forest habitat of great apes in our PhoneApes Program. Materials found in our electronics are mined from the same region lowland gorillas call home and by recycling your electronics you are reducing the demand to mine in that region.

The Toronto Zoo will be accepting a number of electronics including Monitors, TVs, Computers, Notebooks, Servers, Wire, Aluminum, Keyboards, Mice, Electronic Scrap, Small Appliances, Laptops, Tablets, iPods, Radios and, of course, Cellphones.

The collection truck will be located on the side walk near the drop-off-loop at the zoo's front entrance. All those that make an e-waste contribution on June 13, 2015 will receive ONE coupon for free Conservation Carousel rides. One coupon per family and valid June 13, 2015 only.

For more information about the PhoneAps Program

click here


This months Animal Enrichment Extravaganza will be at the Babirusa Exhibit (in the Indo-Malaya outdoor area) Saturdays at 1:30pm join us for a special enrichment feeding.

This wild pig species found in Indonesia are gifted swimmers and prefer to live near water. The males are also known for their bizarre circular tusks, which, if they’re not worn down or broken in combat, can actually grow long enough to curl up and touch their heads.


to view our 2015 monthly enrichment calender.

Upcoming Events


Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 2015

11:00am to 3:00pm

Courtyard Stage

Bring your hero to meet a super hero this Father’s Day Weekend at the Toronto Zoo!
Join us at the Courtyard Stage as we celebrate Father’s Day all weekend long with your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man!Use your spidey senses to spot all the spiders around at the Zoo or swing like Spider-Man© on our gorilla ropes course.
*event subject to change without notice.
**please note mascot will need to take breaks throughout the day
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, Toronto Zoo visitors will receive FREE admission with presentation of Aboriginal status card, Métis card, or a First Nations Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) Client Identification Number Card. Turtle Island Conservation will be hosting a table from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Toronto Zoo’s First Nations Art Garden (by Americas Pavilion) where visitors can learn about the traditional plants in the Art Garden and the work they do in partnership with First Nations communities to protect species at risk. There will also be live turtle presentations at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00pm.

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.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

11:00am to 4:00pm, Panda Interpretive Centre and Americas Pavilion

At Saving Wildlife Day visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet our conservation teams who work on special projects behind the scenes at the Toronto Zoo. Join us at the Americas Pavilion and the Panda Interpretive Centre for an interactive and wild experience. This new zoo event allows visitors the chance to talk, one-on-one, with our dedicated teams and find out about the important work they do in our onsite re-production labs, animal health care unit and about our captive breeding and re-introduction programs.


*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:

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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