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2015 Weekly Media Send Outs


WHY IS THE TORONTO ZOO HERE?

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.

CLICK HERE

to watch the new 'Why We Are Here' video!


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.

The

jaguar

is the largest cat in the Americas and is the heavy weight champion when it comes to wrestling!

Jaguar's

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

click here

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Kiko Update!

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 page

when 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.



Upcoming Events

 

Saturday, July

25, 2015

11:00am - 4:00pm, Americas Wetlands

Want to learn more about all of the cool insects that you live with? At Insect Awareness Day you will discover a variety of insects that you can find in your own backyard. Learn how to help protect them and create environments that they will love. Interactive games and activities will leave you with a desire to learn about these cool insects long after you leave the Zoo.
 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

11:00am - 4:00pm, Indo-Malaya Boardwalk

Did you know that tigers are declared a critically endangered species and that the wild tiger population is fewer than 3,200 with only, approximately, 350 Sumatran tigers left in the wild? The tiger populations are threatened by habitat loss and degradation, poaching, tiger-human conflict, loss of prey and other factors. Join us for Tiger Awareness Day and find out how YOU can commit to conservation efforts to help this extremely endangered species at home and abroad. Drop by our Sumatran Tiger Exhibit for tiger enrichment, interpretive stations, artifacts and colouring sheets. PLUS enjoy a special training demonstration at 2:30pm at the Sumatran Tiger Exhibit.
 

*Subject to change without notice

 


                    

CURRENT ZOO HOURS:

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:

 8:30am - 9:00am, daily
 

CURRENT ADMISSION FEES:


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.
For general information visit

torontozoo.com

.

 

Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums). Look for this logo whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. For more information, visit

caza

.ca

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