TORONTO ZOO IS OPEN ALL WEEKEND LONG
COME ON OUT AND GET !
DORA THE EXPLORER AND BOOTS PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, 2017
Guests can drop by the Courtyard Stage from 10am to 2pm and say hello to Dora The Explorer and Boots. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
First come, first served. Free with admission to the Zoo.
Please note* In the event of rain, the Dora and Boots photo opportunity will be moved to the Wildlife Marquee inside the Discovery Zone Courtyard.
Enrichment at the Toronto Zoo aims to enhance our animals’ environments by providing them with opportunities that stimulate their natural behaviours. Giving animals opportunities to follow their natural instincts is as essential to their overall health and well-being as good nutrition and medical care.
Many different forms of environmental enrichment are used throughout the Zoo to encourage natural behaviours and provide choice in an animal’s daily routine. Some devices may encourage foraging behaviours while others are strictly for play. Eating or feeding behaviours are of particular importance at the Zoo, since finding food – whether through foraging or hunting – is a principal concern of all animals in the wild. A carnivore’s hunting and feeding behaviours may include smelling, licking, clawing, chewing and consumption of all edible parts, chewing on bones and tearing through skin. Therefore, at the Zoo, we offer our carnivores these large and complex food items to encourage them to perform a host of natural behaviours – and take significantly longer for them to consume. As well, carnivores that engage in social feeding gain an extra benefit from this type of enrichment experience.
The goal of any enrichment program is to mimic the natural environment as closely as possible. While our carnivores have been receiving this form of enrichment behind-the-scenes for a while, this summer we will be providing feedings on exhibit, which we hope will provide an educational and immersive experience for visitors.
We haven’t forgotten about our herbivore animal friends! Now through Labour Day there will be Herbivore Enrichment Feedings too! See full schedule below:
*Times For Carnivore and Herbivore Enrichment Feedings will vary so be sure to check out the full schedule at torontozoo.com!
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CURRENT ZOO HOURS :
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily
Last admission one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
CURRENT ADMISSION FEES :
General Admission (13-64): $29
Seniors (65+): $24
Children (3-12): $19
Children (2 and under): 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
The Toronto Zoo is Canada’s premier zoo and a national leader in saving wildlife to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations. More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day except December 25 and attracts approximately 1.3 million visitors each year.
Toronto Zoo is accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo has also achieved the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Certificate of Good Animal Practice® and is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).