TORONTO ZOO’S NEW WILDLIFE HEALTH CENTRE
RECEIVES THOMAS R. BAINES AWARD
CANADA’S ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS ANNOUNCES ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Photo Courtesy of CAZA - Left to Right: Dr. Susan Shafer, Executive Director of CAZA, Clint Wright, President of CAZA,
Maria Franke, Curator of Mammals at Toronto Zoo, Dr. David Barney, Director of Wildlife at Toronto Zoo and
Dr. Andrew Lentini, Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles at Toronto Zoo
On Monday, October 16, 2017 Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) announced their annual achievement awards recipients and the Toronto Zoo was one of five member facilities in the fields of conservation, exhibit design, educational programming, professional development, and volunteer engagement who were acknowledged.
The Thomas R. Baines Award is the highest recognition of achievement granted by CAZA to member institutions for exhibit design, animal husbandry, education, or for other significant contributions to the zoo and aquarium field. This year, the award was granted to the Toronto Zoo for the construction of the new state-of-the-art Wildlife Health Centre that opened to the public Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Toronto Zoo Wildlife Health Centre:
Public Viewing Gallery
For More Information On the Zoo’s
New Wildlife Health Centre
Toronto Zoo Wildlife Health Centre:
Reproductive Programs & Research Lab
For The Full CAZA Press Release
Guided Tours: Join us on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm for Volunteer-led tours of the viewing gallery. Tours will depart from the Tundra Zoomobile Station.
Guests will access the Wildlife Health Centre (WHC) at the Tundra Zoomobile Station, where they will be escorted to the WHC entry pathway.
MORE UPCOMING GRRREAT EVENTS!
Saturday, November 18, 2017
(Ages 12 & up)
Discover how giant panda behavioural studies have impacted their conservation and care, and how the exciting work done over the last five years at the Toronto Zoo contributes to the future of this iconic species.
Special presentation by first featured speaker Gabe Magnus, Toronto Zoo Panda Behaviourist, and creator of the sensational video “Giant Panda Fall Compilation” that went viral around the world! Also included, guided tour to the Giant Panda exhibit.
TIME: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
COST*: $15 per Member, $20 per Non-Member
*A portion of the proceeds will go to giant panda research and conservation
Limited seating is available!
Holiday Drop and Shop (Children ages 4 to 12)
Saturday December 2
OR Saturday December 9
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
COST (per child): $40 Zoo Member, $50 Non-Member
Additional siblings are half price!
Parents, drop off your kids for a fun day at the Zoo while you finish up your holiday shopping. Your child's day will be a wild mix of Zoo tours, an animal encounter, a visit to our giant pandas, crafts, games, and a festive afternoon with snacks and treats. What a great way to fill a winter weekend!
Please Note: Please provide your child with a nut free morning snack and lunch.
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CURRENT ZOO HOURS :
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 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): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
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).