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SCIENCE SHOW & TELL: HAPPY 150th, CANADA!

Homegrown Research Team Sequences Genome of Iconic Canadian Animal – The Beaver


A team of researchers from The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has successfully sequenced the genome of Castor canadensis – the Canadian beaver, which is an important link in their autism and cancer research.

In fact, the beaver in question is none other than Ward, a 10-year-old resident of the Toronto Zoo. The research, published in the January 16 online edition of G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, is a partnership with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the University of Toronto and the Toronto Zoo.

For the full press release issued by SickKids






ADULT VALENTINE’S PROGRAM
“LOVE AT THE ZOO”

Join us for a delicious evening of food and fun as we learn the fine art of romance as observed in the animal kingdom. Together we will discover the elaborate, awkward, and sometimes hilarious lengths to which animals will go to attract a mate.

Our Valentine's Program includes a romantically inspired dinner, special animal encounter, an interactive group presentation, and a glimpse of the future Reproductive Labs led by our Reproductive Specialist Team!

DATE: Saturday February 11 OR Tuesday February 14
TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
COST (per adult):

$70 Zoo Member, $130 Zoo Members Couple
$80 Non-Member, $150 Non-Members Couple



TORONTO ZOO’S CONNECTING WITH WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
WILD ABOUT LOVE!

Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, 2017 10am to 2pm




Kids and adults will have the opportunity to connect with wildlife conservation by visiting our interactive interpretive stations at the Panda Interpretive Centre, Gorillas and Indo-Malaya. Check out our schedule and drop by to learn about how we at the Toronto Zoo are working hard to save and protect animals from around the world. Get closer. Discover more.


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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).

ADMISSION FEES :


General Admission (13-64): $23
Seniors (65+): $18
Children (3-12): $14
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.



For general information visit

torontozoo.com

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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 CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) and AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Look for these logos whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. For more information, visit caza.ca and aza.org

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