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CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY AT THE ZOO!

SATURDAY, MAY 13 & SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2017 – ZOO MOMS AND BABIES!
10:00am – 2:00pm



Animal mothers have special relationships with their youngsters. Here at the Toronto Zoo we have many special moms including Er Shun (giant panda), Ashakiran (Indian rhino), Aurora (polar bear) and Josephine (gorilla). Come celebrate our special Zoo moms and their babies by visiting them and our interpretive stations in the Indo-Malaya pavilion to discover what makes our Zoo moms such great mothers!

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REPORT FRESHWATER MUSSEL SIGHTINGS
WITH THE CLAM COUNTER APP!

Spring has officially sprung and as the temperature continues to climb Canadians will be sitting on the dock enjoying summer in no time. How will you be keeping your kids amused while at the lake or hiking along streams this summer? The Clam Counter App is the answer and the Toronto Zoo and Fisheries and Oceans Canada need YOU! You can help save these critically endangered freshwater mussels without even getting your feet wet.
In celebration of Canada 150, biologists from the Toronto Zoo and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have created an app fittingly named Clam Counter. After two years in the making, we are both proud to announce the official launch of this new nationwide app. Clam Counter’s purpose is twofold. Firstly, utilizing the app in ‘reporting mode’ encourages public awareness and participation in freshwater mussel conservation. Secondly, using the app in ‘expert mode’ acts as a field guide for biologists. The information gathered from this new app will help to identify abundances and locations of freshwater mussels, which is crucial to prevent further population losses of these important species. Over 65% of freshwater mussel species are imperiled across Canada as a result of habitat loss, pollution, and competition from invasive zebra mussels.
 


Do you think you may have spotted a freshwater mussel? If so, please record details of your experience by downloading Clam Counter! Information from your findings will be shared with partner organizations to determine the status of freshwater mussel populations and to supplement conservation programs and initiatives. With your help, we can provide a safe and cleaner environment for these fascinating creatures.
Clam Counter is easy to use and with you assisting our biologists we can map where these threatened and endangered native species can be found. Download this APP, in French or English, through the IOS App Store and Android Google Play Store today!

For further information on the Clam Counter App








MORE UPCOMING GRRREAT EVENTS!

World Turtle Weekend – Sunday, May 21 & Monday, May 22

Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History– Sunday, May 28




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CURRENT ZOO HOURS :
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 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): $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.

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).

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