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GET READY TO CELEBRATE
INTERNATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY

Monday, February 27, 2017


Toronto Zoo is proud to be a leader in polar bear conservation and a champion for Canada's vulnerable majestic species.

Toronto Zoo is involved in collaborative research projects with multiple accredited zoos and organizations to help better understand polar bear reproductive biology, nutrition and behaviour studies to provide valuable information to support polar bear education, research and conservation efforts both at the Zoo and in the wild. Some of these organizations include Polar Bears International (PBI), Parks Canada, the North American Polar Bear Species Survival Plan (SSP), and Acres for the Atmosphere.

In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, Monday, February 27th, Toronto Zoo is enjoying all things polar bear this upcoming weekend! Join us at our annual Polar Bear Fest, taking place Saturday, February 25, 2017. Polar bears will be taking over the Panda Interpretive Centre from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and visitors will be able to take part in 'cool' fun and educational activities that help to educate, raise awareness, and support this threatened Canadian species.

Plus, Join us for a special presentation from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Education Auditorium to meet two of our very own polar bear keepers as they share stories of the Zoo’s family of polar bears, the importance of enrichment, their experiences in Churchill, Manitoba (“The Polar Bear Capital of the World”), and how the Zoo is helping to support polar bears. Following the Toronto Zoo's keeper presentation, special guest Dr. Martyn Obbard will discuss his research on polar bears in the wild. Tickets are $10 per Member and $15 per Non-Member plus General Admission fee* CLICK HERE to register today!

And that's not all! The Zoo is also hosting the 4th Annual Move Your Paws For The Polar Bear Cause 1K & 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Open to all runners, walkers and fitness folk of all ages and abilities. Bundle up and bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun, fitness and fundraising. All proceeds raised from the event go towards Polar Bear Conservation. Support the Toronto Zoo and polar bears and invite your friends, family and colleagues to pledge a participant. CLICK HERE to register now!






4th ANNUAL MOVE YOUR PAWS FOR THE POLAR BEAR CAUSE - 1K & 5K WALK/RUN

Presented by Toronto Zoo and Canada Running Series




Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Support our polar bear family!

Open to all runners, walkers and fitness folk of all ages and abilities. Bundle up and bring the whole family for a day of outdoor fun, fitness and fundraising. All proceeds raised from the event go towards Polar Bear Conservation! Support the Toronto Zoo and polar bears and invite your friends, family and colleagues to pledge a participant.










GET READY TO BUNDLE UP FOR POLAR BEARS

Join the Toronto Zoo in celebrating International Polar Bear Day Monday, February 27, 2017 by “Bundling Up for Polar Bears!”

Toronto Zoo is challenging you to bundle up in your warmest sweater, socks, and toque and turn down your thermostat by two degrees between Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 26, 2017. This challenge aims to reduce our CO2 emissions and raise awareness about how our daily actions are contributing to climate change and impacting polar bears through the melting of the Arctic sea ice.






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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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