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Join Our Trek To Save Rhinos!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

8:00am - 9:30am

'Trekking For Rhinos' is a new event to help increase public awareness and support for rhino conservation on Saturday September 19. The Trek will begin in the Zoo's Main Entrance Courtyard, proceed to the Indian Rhino Exhibit and end with a special behind-the-scenes tour at the White Rhino Exhibit. Along the way, keepers will talk about poaching, conservation efforts and highlight the work of Rhino Rangers.
A light breakfast will round out the Trek.


for more information and to register



 The Toronto Zoo is proud to announce that Hi-Tec Sports Canada, a leader in sports and outdoor footwear, will be sponsoring the Trekking for Rhinos event on September 19, 2015 at the Toronto Zoo.


The top three fundraisers for the event will be awarded a pair of Hi-Tec Altitude V Hiking Boots. Hi-Tec has also kindly donated 20 pairs of hiking boots for a Rhino Ranger unit in Indonesia.


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World Rhino Awareness Day

Saturday, September 19, 2015

White Rhino Exhibit and Indian Rhino Exhibit

11:00am - 4:00pm

All over the world, zoos and conservation organizations will unite during the month of September to celebrate these amazing pachyderms! Rhinos are in desperate need of our help as poaching of this magnificent species is on the rise. Did you know that the rhino faces the threat of extinction? The Toronto Zoo has two of the five species of rhinos that exist on the planet and their wild cousins need our help. Join us and find what the Toronto Zoo is doing to help save and protect these magnificant species, learn about rhinos and their habitats and their role in their environments and take in a special Keeper Talk at 12:00pm and 2:00pm (Indian Rhino) and 1:00pm and 4:00pm (White Rhino).

The Oasis ZooRun Raises Over 

$37,000 For Conservation Programs


On behalf of the Toronto Zoo staff, volunteers and over 5,000 animals we would like to thank all walk/run participants, the Canada Running Series and Oasis Juice for making the 13th Annual Oasis Zoo Run, that took place on Saturday, September 12, 2015, a true success.

The Oasis ZooRun is a much loved family-friendly event allowing runners a full tour of the zoo with the opportunity to say hello to some of our zoo animals while running. This year's run, including the 10K, 5K and Cub Run, had a record total of participation with almost 6,000 registered runners achieving a record fundraising total of over $37,000 contributed to fund over a dozen important conservation programs here at the Toronto Zoo. Some of the programs include the Wildlife Health Centre, Nutritional Research Programs, Education, Adopt-A-Pond and Reproductive Physiology to name a few.

The Toronto Zoo is Canada's national leader in saving wildlife and by supporting the Oasis ZooRun you are working with us in our commitment to protect wildlife and habitats.

Giant Panda Alarm Clock

Giant pandas can sleep up to 10 hours a day, even a "squirrelly" alarm doesn't get in the way of that!


to watch Da Mao, our male giant panda, get a special wake up call.

Da Mao and Er Shun are at the Toronto Zoo as part of a Giant Panda Conservation Breeding Program. The giant panda is listed as endangered in the World Conservation Union's (IUCN's) Red List of Threatened Animals.

Upcoming Events


Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2015

Front Courtyard Information Booths Open 9:30am - 3:30pm

Free Admission for Educations* + 50% off regular admission for guest.
*Pre-registration is mandatory for this event. Proof of psition is required to redeem offer.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

11:00am - 3:00pm

African Penguin Exhibit

Saturday, September 26, 2015

10:00am - 11:30am, Education Auditorium

Ticketed Event

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Running and walking alongside giant pandas, lions and polar bears in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!


to register.

*Subject to change without notice



9:30am - 4:30pm, weekdays
9:30am - 6:00pm, weekends/holidays
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round

(except Dec. 25th).


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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