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2015 Weekly Media Send Outs

FREE Admission for Children 12 and Under in Costume!

Friday October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2015

11:00am - 3:00pm


BOO!

Calling all ghosts, goblins, super heroes, witches, princesses and other creative costumed kids. It's time to put on your Halloween costumes and head out to the Toronto Zoo! All kids are eligible to take part in our two daily "Critters and Costumes" parade at 11:40 am and 2:40 pm, which depart from our Waterside Theatre. We also have some costumed character friends, Doh-Doh, Jess the Cat, Equestria Girls, My Little Pony and Olivia the Piglet joining us for the Halloween fun! Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Activity Tent next to the Courtyard Stage to craft their very own Zoo animal creation and don't forget to check out our boo-tiful photo opportunities throughout the front entrance.
 Plus, costume character meet-and-greets will take place between 11:00 am & 2:30 pm at the Front Entrance Courtyard Stage. Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in free when accompanied by an adult*.  
(*Valid for up to two children per regular price adult admission)

Don't forget to join us for our other fun Toronto Zoo Halloween themed events:

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Giant Panda Exhibit


Thursday, October 29 AND Friday, October 30, 2015

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us as the sun goes down on the Zoo for an exciting evening of wolves! Through a short presentation learn more about the unique characteristics of these creatures, how they get their “special positions” in a pack, and how they communicate through howling. Then join us for a moonlight hike to their home in the Canadian Domain and attempt to “communicate” with our wolves. This night will leave you howling with excitement! The program includes a presentation and special evening tour to meet our wolf pack.


Giant Panda Breeding Program Update

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo


We have added new photos to our panda cub album so you can see their growth over the last 14 days. Check in frequently and continue to watch their progress!

CLICK HERE

for updated photos.  
 
Er Shun has been a great mom and her small cubs are progressing well, but will continue to be very vulnerable for several more weeks. Both cubs and mom are in the maternity area of the giant panda house not viewable by public, but we will continue sharing regular updates, photos and videos.


‪#‎TOpandacub



Finalists Announced for 2015 Nature Inspiration Awards from

Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences, announced the finalists for the 2015 Nature Inspiration Awards. The awards recognize individuals, groups and organizations whose leadership and innovation connect Canadians with nature and the natural world.

The Toronto Zoo is very proud to announce Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme has been selected as a finalist in the Not-For-Profit (large organization) category. Julia Phillips, Adopt-A-Pond Coordinator, and Crystal Robertson, Healthy Waters Stewardship & Social Marketing Coordinator, will be attending the awards ceremony on November 4, 2015. Winners for each category receive $5,000 that they can designate to a beneficial program of their choice.

The Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme provides educators, students and community groups with stewardship resources and educational opportunities to protect, restore and conserve wetland habitats and biodiversity. Adopt-A-Pond has six major off-site initiatives that address wetland conservation issues in Ontario. The Programme also runs a number of projects on site at the Toronto Zoo to protect and celebrate wetland biodiversity.



Upcoming Events



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Waterside Theatre, Ceremony begins promptly at 10:55 am.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN NOT CONFIRM ADMITTANCE INTO THE WATERSIDE  THEATRE AFTER 10:55AM. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.
Veterans and the general public are invited to join in remembering and honouring the many wartime sacrifices that Canadians have made for their country. Admission for veterans and all guests attending the ceremony is free from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The year round parking fee will be in effect except for VIP's, Veterans in uniform or with medals, crests or other military affiliation insignia, as well as any other persons in uniform, including serving members of the armed forces, police, fire, ambulance and TTC.

*Subject to change without notice


                    

CURRENT ZOO HOURS:

9:30am - 4:30pm, weekdays
9:30am - 6:00pm, weekends/holidays

ZOO HOURS AS OF NOV 2, 2015:

9:30am - 4:30pm, daily
 Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round

(except Dec. 25th).

 

CURRENT ADMISSION FEES:


General Admission (13-64): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE

Members: FREE

 

ADMISSION FEES AS OF NOV 2, 2015

:

General Admission (13-64): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
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

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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

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