Weekly Media Send Outs
Below are some conservation and education projects that the Zoo’s ESRF supported in 2017:
The Toronto Zoo is the place to be on Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, with scenic paths, educational and fun keeper talks plus five indoor and exotic pavilions. Don’t forget to wish our giant panda family, who leave for Calgary March 2018, a very happy holiday. Why not bring the friends and family too as admission is 50% off all day!
Did You Know? All proceeds from this day go towards the Endangered Species Reserve Fund.
The Endangered Species Reserve Fund (ESRF) supports conservation and education projects to benefit endangered species in Canada and around the world. As part of its conservation mandate the Toronto Zoo undertakes many conservation and research projects locally, nationally, and internationally for the benefit of threatened and endangered species, promoting species survival, reproduction and habitat preservation.
- Amur Tiger Conservation
- Blanding’s Turtle and Wood Turtle Head-Starting
- Freshwater Mussels – Great Lakes Conservation
- Great Lakes Program
- Little Brown Myotis Assurance Colony Planning
- Toronto Zoo Aqua-Links
- Toronto Zoo Conservation in Action: In Situ Madagascar
GIANT PANDA GLOBAL AWARDS 2017
The Toronto Zoo has been nominated in four categories in the
Giant Panda Global Awards 2017! The online voting has begun and will close on Sunday, January 21, 2018.
Giant Panda Global Awards are a great opportunity to raise greater awareness for important giant panda conservation work around the world.
The Toronto Zoo received FOUR nominations for the Giant Panda Global Awards 2017:
- Panda Keeper of the Year: Our very own Karyn Tunwell, Wildlife Care!
- Promising Young Foreign Scientist Of The Year: Our very own Gabe Magnus, Giant Panda Behaviourist!
- Panda Personality of the Year: Toronto Zoo’s Jia Panpan & Jia Yueyue
- Most Beautiful Panda Zoo Enclosure: Toronto Zoo
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN EACH CATEGORY… VOTE VOTE VOTE!
MORE UPCOMING GRRREAT EVENTS!
On the first day of Enrichment, the Toronto Zoo gave to me...
Join us this holiday season as our animals celebrate with 13 Days of Enrichment! It's the perfect gift to enjoy some special time with friends and family with indoor pavilions, scenic walking trails and Canada's only giant pandas, here until March 18, 2018.
The Toronto Zoo's Behavioural Husbandry Program is designed to provide our animals with mental stimulation as well as choice within their environments. These experiences can include various puzzle feeders, novel substrates, and unique scents which encourage our animals to exhibit natural behaviours, and as a result are a benefit to the animals overall health and welfare.
Join us and find out more about why enrichment is important and experience our animal family receiving their very own holiday treats! Don't forget to drop off your old electronics at our Phone Apes Station at the front entrance.
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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).