We are here because there is so much more we can do to counteract the loss of biodiversity of our planet. The Toronto Zoo is here because now, more than ever before, the work we do behind-the-scenes is vital to the survival of animals and without our help, many animals could become extinct in our lifetime.
to watch the new 'Why We Are Here'
THE TORONTO ZOO IS GETTING INTO
THE PAN AM SPIRIT!
To celebrate Toronto hosting the 2015 games the Toronto Zoo has created a fun and wild Pan Am themed events calendar for guests to the city, as well as Torontonians, to enjoy! Don’t miss your chance to visit Canada’s national leader in saving wildlife to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations!
Fun Conservation Fact:
The 2015 Pan American Games will become the first completely ecologically friendly games, because it will be fully carbon neutral.
While you arr at the Toronto zoo check out some of our
Wild Animal Athletes
This week we are highlighting the Jaguar.
is the largest cat in the Americas and is the heavy weight champion when it comes to wrestling!
are powerfully built, just like a wrestler, with a large broad head, barrel chest and short massive legs. Visit Zambucca and Luca this summer in the Americas Outdoor Exhibit.
For more details on the 2015 games
After arriving on May 29th from Greenville Zoo, Kiko our male Masai giraffe has been settling in nicely in the African Savanna.
CLICK HERE to watch as our Wildlife Care Keeper Andy talks about how Kiko is doing at his new home and learn more about the newest member of our giraffe family.
Kiko is still under a quarantine period and is not viewable to the public, however we will keep Kiko fans up-to-date on our
Facebook pagewhen his quarantine period is over.
This month's Animal Enrichment Extravaganza will be at the African Crested Porcupine Exhibit every Saturday in July at 1:30pm. Join us for a special enrichment feeding and meet our pair of porcupines Mr. P and Pumpkin and of course their awesome keepers too!
Did you know that the African Crested Porcupine is the largest species of porcupine in the world? They also, contrary to what many believe, do not "shoot" their quills at their enemies but instead puff themselves up and stomp their feet when threatened.
CLICK HERE to view our 2015 monthly enrichment calender.