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World Rhino Awareness Weekend

Saturday, September 23 and
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Join us to celebrate and help save rhinos! All over the world, zoos and conservation organizations will unite during the month of September to celebrate these amazing pachyderms. Rhinos are in desperate need of our help as poaching of this magnificent animal is on the rise. The current poaching rate is an alarming one rhino every eight hours. Did you know that wild rhinos face the threat of extinction within the next 15 years without extreme conservation efforts? However, endangered means we still have time to save them so join us and find out how YOU can help!

Penguin Awareness Weekend

Saturday, September 30 and
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Calling all children, adults & penguin pals! Come and join us from 11:00 am-3:00 pm at the African Penguin exhibit where you can meet your lovable feathered friends. The day will be filled with special meet & greets, face painting, family activities and draws for unique penguin prizes. Don't forget to join us at 12:30pm for a special Keeper Talk, and 1:00pm for a penguin encounter!

African penguins are currently listed as an Endangered Species and it is projected that they could be extinct in the next 10 to 15 years. The wild population has dropped 95% in the last 100 years. Join us this weekend to learn how YOU can help penguins in the wild. The Toronto Zoo participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for African penguins, and 100% of this weekend's proceeds will be donated to the South African non-profit "SANCCOB" and their amazing efforts in seabird rehabilitation and reintroduction.

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year at the Toronto Zoo with stunning fall colours, family-friendly photo opportunities and over 5,000 animals including Canada’s only Giant Pandas. Not only are we celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving but also the 2nd birthday of our giant panda cubs, Jia Yueyue and Jia Panpan! Drop by our Discovery Zone Courtyard for face painting* from 10am to 2pm daily. It’s the perfect weekend to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with family and friends.

*$2 per person to support Panda Conservation.

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9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. weekends/holidays

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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