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AQUA-LINKS INVITES SCHOOL STUDENTS TO RELEASE 2,600 SALMON FRY


Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

The Zoo’s Aqua-Links program has officially released Atlantic salmon fry into the wild! Each year, schools participate in an exciting conservation effort collaboratively with the Zoo by raising 100 salmon throughout the winter and releasing them in the spring. There were 20 schools who participated this year that released the Atlantic salmon fry into local rivers as part of the Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program. Combined, we released approximately 2,600 Atlantic salmon fry into Lake Ontario!

For More Information on Aqua-Links


BLANDING'S TURTLE HEADSTART PROGRAM

RADIOTRANSMITTER CHANGE

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Toronto Zoo's Blanding’s Turtle Headstart Program Team was busy capturing released Blanding’s turtles in the field and bringing them back to the Zoo for their annual radiotransmitter change and body measurements! A team of three biologists from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) joined the Toronto Zoo to learn about turtle tracking and radiotransmitter attachment. The Zoo team spent the morning radiotracking and capturing the turtles in the Rouge, then safely transported them to the Zoo for their transmitter change. We taught the TRCA team how to properly change transmitters on the turtles and weigh and measure the turtles using calipers. Later that day the Headstart Program Team returned to the field with the turtles and released them back to their respective habitats where they had initially been captured that morning. All in all a successful day's work!

With support from Parks Canada, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), the Toronto Zoo raises and reintroduces juvenile Blanding’s turtles into natural and created wetlands of the Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area. The Rouge National Urban Park is Canada’s first national urban park and one of the largest parks of its kind in the world.

For More Information on the Blanding's Turtle Headstart Program


JUNE
ENRICHMENT EXTRAVAGANZA

West Caucasian Tur

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

This member of the goat family found in our Eurasia Wilds area is best known for their agility and their ability to climb steep mountain slopes. Come out every Saturday in June at 1:30 pm to see these amazing animals get some special enrichment and meet their keepers.



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CURRENT ZOO HOURS :



9:00 am - 7:00 pm daily

Last admission one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).

ADMISSION FEES

BEGINNING

SATURDAY

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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 Amanda Chambers at (416) 392-5974.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.



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