Wild Encounters

Please note that during this time, each guest MUST provide and wear their own face covering for all Wild Encounters


Western Grey Kangaroo

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Swamp and Bennett’s Wallabies.
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Western Grey Kangaroo

Meeting Location: Front Gates Courtyard

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $62.21
Senior Age 65+ $58.34
Children Age 3-12 $54.46
Members $39.82
All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Swamp and Bennett’s Wallabies. You will have exclusive access into our Kangaroo Walkthrough habitat where you will be able to experience our mob up close and watch them eat their favourite snack!* Learn what it takes to care for one of Australia’s most iconic marsupials.

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  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *35-45-minute walking tour *Please allow for extra time as the Zoo navigates a one-way walking path during the COVID19 pandemic.

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA purchases.

    *Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:

    The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: The Front Gates Courtyard next to the “Adventures Sign” and Ticket Booth.  

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

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Animal Ambassador

Join us for an exclusive encounter with some of our Animal Ambassadors.
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Animal Ambassador

Meeting Location: Front Gates Courtyard

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $62.21
Senior Age 65+ $58.34
Children Age 3-12 $54.46
Members $39.82
All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us for an exclusive encounter with some of our Animal Ambassadors. You will have front of the line seats in our newly renovated Waterside Arena where you will have the opportunity to learn the unique care needs of these ambassadors and how we train them for our amazing animal shows.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *35-45-minute walking tour *Please allow for extra time as the Zoo navigates a one-way walking path during the COVID19 pandemic.

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA purchases.

    *Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:
    The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: The Front Gates Courtyard next to the “Adventures Sign” and Ticket Booth.  

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Greater one-horned rhinoceros

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat where you will watch one of these gentle giants while they enjoy a very delicious treat*.
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Greater one-horned rhinoceros

Meeting Location: Entrance to Indian Rhino Pavilion

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $79.91
Senior Age 65+ $76.04
Children Age 3-12 $72.16
Members $57.52
All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat where you will watch one of these gentle giants while they enjoy a very delicious treat*. You will get to see how our keepers care for these animals and learn more about how you can help maintain their population in the wild.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-minute walking tour *Please allow for extra time as the Zoo navigates a one-way walking path during the COVID19 pandemic.

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA purchases.

    *Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:
    The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: The Entrance to the Greater one-horned (Indian) Rhino Pavilion.

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Masai Giraffe

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat where you will watch one of these gentle giants while they enjoy a very delicious treat*.
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Masai Giraffe

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $79.91
Senior Age 65+ $76.04
Children Age 3-12 $72.16
Members $57.52
All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to see the world’s tallest land mammal and meet the newest member of our zoo family! You will be taken behind the scenes of our giraffe habitat and learn what it takes to care for this iconic African species.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-minute walking tour *Please allow for extra time as the Zoo navigates a one-way walking path during the COVID19 pandemic.

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA purchases.

    *Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:
    The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

African Penguins

Discover our spunky and spirited penguins in this encounter at a special behind-the- scenes location adjacent to our African penguin habitat.
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African Penguins

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $79.91
Senior Age 65+ $76.04
Children Age 3-12 $72.16
Members $57.52
All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Discover our spunky and spirited penguins in this encounter at a special behind-the- scenes location adjacent to our African penguin habitat. Meet one of these endangered birds up close* and take a memorable photo! Learn how our personality-filled penguins keep Zoo Keepers on their toes, including the round-the-clock work that goes into breeding and rearing penguin chicks.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-minute walking tour *Please allow for extra time as the Zoo navigates a one-way walking path during the COVID19 pandemic.

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA purchases.

    *Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:
    The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

African Savanna Tour

Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our eland, and zebra habitats.
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African Savanna Tour

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $79.91
Senior Age 65+ $76.04
Children Age 3-12 $72.16
Members $57.52
All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our eland, and zebra habitats. You will be guided through the Savanna to an exclusive behind-the-scenes barn to learn about how the keepers care for our zebras and eland while they are fed some snacks! You will then be guided to an exclusive area to watch as the World Guinness Record holder, the watusi get some treats!

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *45-50-minute walking tour *Please allow for extra time as the Zoo navigates a one-way walking path during the COVID19 pandemic.

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA purchases.

    *Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:
    The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

River Hippos

Join us for an up-close and personal encounter with Perky and Petal our two river hippopotamuses!
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River Hippos

Meeting Location: Twiga Market

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $79.91
Senior Age 65+ $76.04
Children Age 3-12 $72.16
Members $57.52
All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us for an up-close and personal encounter with Perky and Petal our two river hippopotamuses! You will be guided through an exclusive area and out into our hippo exhibit for a close encounter with one of Toronto Zoo’s largest family members. Get the opportunity to watch these ladies eat some treats and see how powerful their jaws really are!

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *30-minute walking tour *Please allow for extra time as the Zoo navigates a one-way walking path during the COVID19 pandemic.

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA purchases.

    *Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:
    Twiga Market. Next to Giraffe House and in-front of their outdoor habitat

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!

Grizzly Bear Picnic/Domain Tour

Join us as we take you on a tour of our home and native land.
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Grizzly Bear Picnic/Domain Tour

Meeting Location: Twiga Market

Price per Person:
Adults Age 13-64 $79.91
Senior Age 65+ $76.04
Children Age 3-12 $72.16
Members $57.52
All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we take you on a tour of our home and native land. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Toronto Zoo’s Wood bison reproductive studies that help their wild counterparts and participate in an un-BEAR-ably unique experience featuring Samson and Shintay, our resident grizzlies! The group will watch as a keeper fills the exhibit with food and enrichment. You will then get to watch the bears enjoy their dinner and play with their enrichment from a private vantage point. Next up, a game of hide and seek for our raccoons! Enrichment plays a huge role in the life of every animal at the Toronto Zoo – help us to enrich our raccoons by offering a tasty snack.

  • Fine Print
  • *Kid Friendly

    *Guests will be joining a public tour

    *Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs

    *Out of an abundance of caution at this time there will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests

    *120-minute walking tour *Please allow for extra time as the Zoo navigates a one-way walking path during the COVID19 pandemic.

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    *Stroller access limited.

    *Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. 

    *Accessibility: Standard size, 28” non-motorized wheelchairs can fit at most Behind the Scene locations

    *Registration
    Behind the Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Parking is not included with BTSA purchases.

    *Weather Conditions
    BTS Adventures are rain or shine unless cancelled by the zoo due to guest safety or animal care issues.

    *Cancellations
    There are no refunds or exchanges on Behind the Scenes Adventure tickets. If a tour is cancelled by the Toronto Zoo due to animal care issues or other safety concerns, a similar tour of another area will be provided.

    *Meeting Location:
    Twiga Market. Next to Giraffe House and in-front of their outdoor habitat

    You are not to enter the Zoo or participate in a Wild Encounter at the Toronto Zoo if:

    • You’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat and/or others listed here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca
    • You’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • Your or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days

    You will be asked to follow the Public Health Guidelines on the Toronto Zoo grounds:

    • Practice physical distancing: keep 6ft. between your group and others
    • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds

BOOK NOW!


Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.