Weekly Media Send Outs
NAMING UPDATE: LEADING PANDA CUB NAMES
to see the latest video content of our giant panda cubs!
After the first week of public voting, we're excited to reveal the top three voted pairs of names:
(in no particular order)
Duo Duo and Jia Jia
Jia Bao and Duo Bao
Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue
If you have not voted yet, help us name our giant panda cubs!
to vote until Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Please note, Er Shun and the giant panda cubs are not on exhibit and media are not permitted in the maternity area of the Giant Panda Exhibit. Toronto Zoo staff will provide updates, photos and video as they become available.
The Toronto Zoo would like to acknowledge the ongoing support from Chongqing Zoo and Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding for their expertise on raising baby pandas, and also for providing us with two giant panda specialists whose knowledge and experience has been invaluable during this time.
To support our work in giant panda conservation
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 to
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26,
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!
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
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.
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
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
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