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Orangutan Awareness Weekend

Saturday, August 26, 2017 and
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Daily 1:00pm Keeper Talk

The Toronto Zoo is dedicating a full weekend to Sumatran orangutan awareness. Come learn about Canada’s only Sumatran orangutan ‘congress’ at our daily 1:00 pm Keeper Talk August 26th and 27th and check out our interpretive station featuring orangutan artifacts and artwork. The wild orangutan population has faced 80% habitat loss, with 40% of their total habitat lost in the last 20 years. Find out what you can do to help this critically endangered species.

PLUS, this is a particularly special Orangutan Awareness Weekend as Puppe, a female Sumatran orangutan at the Toronto Zoo, is celebrating her 50th year!


Da Mao Turns 9 & LAST birthday at the Toronto Zoo

Friday, September 1, 2017

It's A Happy BEAR-thday as Da Mao turns another year older and celebrates his last birthday at the Toronto Zoo!

Drop by and wish Da Mao a Happy 9th Birthday on Friday, September 1st. As part of the celebration, our Fun Team will be on hand, throughout the day, with some fun panda trivia and prizes. Visit our gift shops where you can purchase a special Toronto Zoo Plush Panda* and get the second panda plush 50% off!

PLUS, if you share the same birthday as Da Mao (Sept 1) you get in FREE**!

*Cuddlekin Plush by Wild Republic.

**Must present proof of date of birth to receive complimentary admission. Day of birthday must match day of Panda Birthday. No cash value.

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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).

General Admission (13-64): $29
Seniors (65+): $24
Children (3-12): $19
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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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).

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