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POLAR BEAR CUB UPDATE - AT THREE MONTHS!

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

Our female polar bear cub turned three months old yesterday! She now weighs 7.5 kg and is feeding five times a day, still receiving formula with meat slowly being added to her diet. As she continues to develop, staff have been introducing her to various forms of enrichment which include objects she can engage with. This week, she was introduced to snow for the first time and she will continue to spend time outdoors daily to slowly become familiarized with the area which will become her new home.

She remains in the maternity den of the polar bear exhibit and still not viewable to the public at this time, however we will let fans know when she will be making her public debut.

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THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SUPPORT POLAR BEARS AT TORONTO ZOO

3RD ANNUAL MOVE YOUR PAWS FOR THE POLAR BEAR CAUSE

1K & 5K WALK/RUN Presented by Toronto Zoo and Canada Running Series

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016


Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of Canada's most vulnerable species and support our polar bear family!


Open to all runners, walkers and fitness folk of all ages and abilities. Bundle up and bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun, fitness and fundraising. All proceeds raised from the event go towards Polar Bear Conservation! Support the Toronto Zoo and polar bears and invite your friends, family and colleagues to pledge a participant. For online entry, pledge forms and further information and start times go to

CanadaRunningSeries.com

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Please note registration includes admission for the day, non-transferable. Parking is an additional fee ($12)


Remember, all proceeds from the Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause Walk/Run will support the Toronto Zoo’s conservation, education and research activities with polar bears.



POLAR BEAR FEST AT THE TORONTO ZOO

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016


Photo Credit: Jim Skene/Toronto Zoo

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free with Zoo admission

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day and show your love for polar bears by joining us at our very ‘cool’ Polar Bear Festival. Visitors will be able to take part in fun and educational activities that help raise awareness and support this threatened Canadian species. Polar Bear Fest includes polar bear themed children’s activities and crafts (indoors!), silent auction with a chance to win a special behind the scenes tour for four people, and much more!

Special Presentation:
Conserving the Polar Bear (*Pre-registration required)

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Education Auditorium

$5 per Member, $8 per Non-Member plus General Admission fee  

*proceeds will support polar bear conservation.

Join us for a special presentation to meet two of our very own polar bear keepers as they share stories of the Zoo’s family of polar bears, the importance of enrichment, their experiences in Churchill, and how the Zoo is helping to support polar bear conservation in the wild. Following the Toronto Zoo's keeper presentation, Luana Sciullo, from York University will share her exciting research on wild polar bears which investigates their success at finding food in relation to environmental change in Canada’s Arctic.

PLUS, those who register to attend this presentation will have an exclusive opportunity to win a special Meet-the-Keeper experience for themselves and one guest at the Zoo’s polar bear exhibit!

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 to

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26,

2016

The Toronto Zoo is celebrating International Polar Bear Day by inviting you to “Bundle Up For Polar Bears!” Bundle up in your warmest sweater, socks, and toque for the week and take part in the Thermostat Challenge by turning down your thermostat by two degrees between Saturday, February 20 and Friday, February 26, 2016. The challenge aims to reduce our CO2 emissions and raise awareness about how our daily actions are contributing to climate change and impacting polar bears through the melting of the Arctic sea ice. Together, we can make a difference!




       

CURRENT ZOO HOURS:

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

(except Dec. 25th).


CURRENT ADMISSION FEES:


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 Amanda Chambers at (416) 392-5941.

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) and AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Look for these logos 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 and aza.org

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