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Toronto Zoo Announces New Animal Exhibit for 2018

TORONTO, ON, Friday, April 1, 2016: Toronto Zoo has confirmed a new exhibit opening for the summer of 2018 within the Eurasia Wilds area of the zoo. Due to the departure of the giant pandas, to Calgary Zoo in spring 2018, the exhibit will now become home to the Elasmotherium Sibiricum.
The Elasmotherium Sibiricum can be described as approximately six feet tall, 15 feet long, and weighs about 9,000 pounds, with a large thick horn on its forehead. The Elasmotherium Sibiricum (also known to resemble that of a woolly mammoth) can most often be found it its natural habitat south of Western Siberia. This beautiful and majestic species is currently on the brink of extinction and will be a wonderful addition to the Toronto Zoo. For more information on the exciting future exhibit check out torontozoo.com for updates!*


Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24, 2016
10:00am to 4:00pm
Free with Zoo Admission

What better place to implement sustainable actions to help wildlife than in your own backyard! Join the Toronto Zoo in our Earth Day Celebrations and learn about greening and naturalizing your backyard and community for wildlife. Join us for lots of information and kid-friendly activities from local organizations who are passionate about conservation to get inspired and learn how you can take action. This event will have activity stations distributed between the Giant Panda exhibit and Tundra Trek area of the Zoo.

Our Earth Day Celebrations are powered by green energy through Bullfrog Power!

Even small actions can have a big impact, and by greening your yard for wildlife, through planting native gardens, reducing water use, creating habitat for native species and many other possibilities, you can help the environment and create beautiful, natural yards to enjoy!

Workshops:

Looking for something more? Register for a workshop to get an exclusive hands-on experience and presentation. Money raised through these workshops will go toward the construction of a rain harvesting system for the Zoo.

Building Your Rain Garden Workshop – Learn all about rain gardens and how to plan, develop and implement one on your property!

Container Gardening Workshop – Learn how to make efficient use of small spaces to grow plants and vegetables in containers! Participate in a planting activity and go home with your own container garden.

All About Honey Bees – Learn all about honeybees, see a demonstration hive with a real colony of honey bees, and bring home native flower seeds to support pollinators!

Our Urban Pollinators Workshop – A family workshop to learn all about native pollinators. Build a “Bee Condo” and support pollinators in your backyard!

TORONTO ZOO IS NOMINATED AS PART OF ONTARIO'S CHOICE AWARDS

The Ontario’s Choice Awards is celebrating the very best attractions in the province! These Awards are in keeping with the three brand pillars of Attractions Ontario: To Encourage tourism, to Excite people about the offerings in Ontario, and to Inform consumers of what is available.

Toronto Zoo is nominated for Top Outdoor Attraction – VOTE TODAY AND VOTE OFTEN*

*voting closes September 9, 2016


*April Fools!


       

CURRENT ZOO HOURS:

9:30am - 4:30pm weekdays
9:30am - 6:00pm weekends/holidays
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) 392-5974.

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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