Wild Encounters
Canadian Domain

NEW CANADIAN DOMAIN

A scenic fall tour of our Canadian Domain with an exclusive look at our moose, bison and raccoons!
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River Hippo

NEW RIVER HIPPOS:

Get up-close and personal with Perky and Petal our two river hippos!
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WESTERN-GREY-KANGAROO

WESTERN-GREY-KANGAROO

An up-close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob and Bennett’s and swamp wallabies.
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GREATER-ONE-HORNED-RHINO

GREATER-ONE-HORNED-RHINO

Go behind-the-scenes and see how our Keepers care for our rhinos.
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CAPYBARA

CAPYBARA

Enjoy an up-close encounter with the world’s largest rodent!
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AMUR TIGERS

AMUR TIGERS

Get up-close and learn what it takes to care for the largest cat in the world.
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AFRICAN RAINFOREST

AFRICAN RAINFOREST

Go behind-the-scenes in the African Rainforest Pavilion, home to lemurs, chameleons and more.
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ALDABRA TORTOISE

ALDABRA TORTOISE

Get up-close and personal with our largest species of tortoise!
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HIDDEN ZOO TOUR

“HIDDEN ZOO” TOUR

Take a behind-the-scenes stroll through our Wildlife Health Centre, Nutrition Centre and Greenhouse.
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SUMATRAN TIGERS

SUMATRAN TIGERS

Go behind our tiger house to get a closer view at these beautiful cats and learn what it takes to care or them.
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AFRICAN PENGUINS

AFRICAN PENGUINS

Go behind-the-scenes to meet one of our African penguins.
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BIRD AMBASSADORS

BIRD AMBASSADORS

Get up-close with one of our birds and learn how we teach them to fly in the Amazing Animal Show.
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WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA

WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA

Guided tour of the African Rainforest Pavilion followed by an up-close peek with one of our gorilla troop members.
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CARIBOU

CARIBOU

Take a guided tour through our Tundra Trek then meet our caribou herd up-close.
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AFRICAN SAVANNA TOUR

AFRICAN SAVANNA TOUR

Go on an up-close adventure with some of our Savanna residents including zebra, eland and Watusi.
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BUG HOUSE

BUG HOUSE

Go behind-the-scenes to our “bug house” home to many invertebrate including many large species of spiders!
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Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

CANADIAN DOMAIN

Join us for our new scenic fall tour of our Canadian Domain, situated in the Rouge Valley and home to several of our native North American wildlife. Get an exclusive look at our moose, feed our bison, and create an enrichment item for our resident raccoons! You will also learn more about our Lynx, Cougars, Grizzlies, and our resident trumpeter swan family!

Price: $35.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure! Please note this is a walking tour and this area is located along a large steep hill that you will need to go both down and up.

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Domain hill. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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RIVER HIPPOS

Join us for an up-close and personal encounter with Perky and Petal our two river hippopotamus! You will be guided through an exclusive area and out into our hippo exhibit for an encounter with one of our largest family members!

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure! Meeting Location: The BTS Meeting location for this adventure is: Top of the Indo Malaya/ Entrance to Africa Boardwalk. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Bridge at Africa. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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BIRD AMBASSADORS

Join us for an exclusive close encounter with some of our feathered friends. Learn the unique care needs of our bird ambassadors and how we train them to fly in our amazing animal shows and watch as we show you a private flying lesson! Cap off the experience by coming nose to beak with one of our outreach birds.

Price: $25.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Discovery Zone Entrance near Splash Island and the Kids Zoo. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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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. You will be guided through our Australasia Pavilion and into our Kangaroo habitat where you will be able to experience our mob up close. Learn what it takes to care for one of Australia’s most iconic marsupials.

Price: $25.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Eurasia Wilds near the Pizza Pizza and Eurasia Wilds Gift Shop. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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GREATER ONE-HORNED RHINO

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat. 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.

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Courtyard/ Indo Malaya Bridge just past the Conservation Carousel on the left hand side. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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CAPYBARA

Join us in our Kids Discovery Zone for an up close encounter with the world’s largest rodent. You will be guided into our Capybara habitat and learn what it takes to care for these large, semi-aquatic animals.

Price: $25.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Discovery Zone Entrance near Splash Island and the Kids Zoo. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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“HIDDEN ZOO” TOUR

How do you give a hyena a root canal? What does a gorilla eat? Why are plants one of the Zoo’s most valuable assets? Discover the answers to these questions and see what it takes to run a world-class zoo on this exclusive back-of-house tour of our Wildlife Health Centre, Wildlife Nutrition Centre, and Greenhouse.
*Please note, there are no animals seen during this experience

Price: $25.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Tundra Zoomobile Station located next to Tim Hortons Express and Beavertails. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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AFRICAN RAINFOREST PAVILION

Join us for a guided tour of the African Rainforest Pavilion. You will get to visit some of our behind-the-scenes areas and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis. Possible areas to include, but not limited to: Lemurs, Chameleons, Lake Malawi, Aldabra Tortoise. Please note: There will be no BTS access at Gorillas.

Price: $35.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 the Indo Malaya/ Entrance to Africa Boardwalk. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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ALDABRA TORTOISE

Join this adventure to come face-to-shell with one of the world’s largest tortoises. You will be guided through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion and into our newly created Aldabra Tortoise habitat (or indoor holding-weather dependent). Here you will get to meet our three tortoises up-close and personal.

Price: $25.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 the Indo Malaya/ Entrance to Africa Boardwalk. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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MASAI GIRAFFE

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

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 the Indo Malaya/ Entrance to Africa Boardwalk. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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AMUR TIGERS

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to see where one of the newest member of our zoo family lives. You will learn how our keepers care for these beautiful, endangered cats, and find out how you can make a difference for tigers worldwide.

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Eurasia Wilds near the Pizza Pizza and Eurasia Wilds Gift Shop. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour


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SUMATRAN TIGERS

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to see where the smallest tiger species lives and learn all about how we care for this critically endangered cat. You will be taken behind our tiger habitat and get a closer view of these beautiful felines while learning all about how you can make a difference to their long-term survival in the wild.

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Courtyard/ Indo Malaya Bridge just past the Conservation Carousel on the left hand side. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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AFRICAN PENGUINS

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 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.

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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: Africa Zoomobile Stop next to the Savanna Gift shop and Pizza Pizza. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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POLAR BEARS

This adventure is “un-bear-ably” exciting! First, join us for a guided tour through our Tundra Trek to learn about the unique Arctic wildlife that inhabit it and how Zoo Keepers provide them with top-notch care. Then, we will guide you to an exclusive behind-the- scenes area for an encounter you won’t soon forget: meeting one of the most iconic Arctic animals, the polar bear, up close.

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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: Entrance to the Tundra Trek located next to the Tundra Air Ride. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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BIRD AMBASSADORS

Join us for an up close encounter with some of our feathered friends. Learn the unique care needs of our bird ambassadors and how we train them to fly in our amazing animal shows. Cap off the experience by coming nose to beak with one of our outreach birds.

Price: $25.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Discovery Zone Entrance near Splash Island and the Kids Zoo. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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CARIBOU

In this Arctic adventure you’ll get as close to real-life “Rudolph” as it gets. The adventure begins with a guided tour through our Tundra Trek to learn all about the unique Arctic wildlife that inhabit this Zoo region. Then, experience our caribou herd from a vantage point Zoo guests have never before been permitted!

Price: $35.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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: Entrance to the Tundra Trek located next to the Tundra Air Ride. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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AFRICAN SAVANNA TOUR

Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our zebra, eland, and watusi habitats. You will be guided through one of our barns and out into a private area between both our zebra and eland paddocks to learn what it takes to care for these large herd animals. Then, head across the path to meet a Guinness World Record holding species, the watusi, up close and personal!

Price: $35.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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: Africa Zoomobile Stop next to the Savanna Gift shop and Pizza Pizza. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour


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BUG HOUSE

Looking for a truly one-of-a-kind experience? Look no further than this guided adventure through our invertebrate house. Take a stroll through our newly renovated Wildlife Health Centre and then out behind our animal hospital into our “bug house”. See how we manage the zoo’s population of invertebrates and learn the vital role these important creatures play in our ecosystem. Please note: there will be several species of invertebrates visible including many large species of spiders.

Price: $25.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Tundra Zoomobile Station located next to Tim Hortons Express and Beavertails. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA

If you love gorillas, this adventure is for you. Start your experience with a guided tour of the African Rainforest Pavilion where you will get to visit some of our behind-the-scenes areas and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis. Your tour will end with a behind-the-scenes look at our newly updated outdoor habitat and meet one of our troop members up close.

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 the Indo Malaya/ Entrance to Africa Boardwalk. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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AMERICAN FLAMINGOS

Join as we take you for an outdoor tour of our Mayan Temple Ruins. Learn about the animals that inhabit it and how we care for the variety of species that call the Mayan Temple Ruins home. Your tour will end at our American Flamingo habitat where you will be helping our keepers by giving them some special treats.

Price: $65.00 Per Person (Zoo admission not included. Children under the age of one are free, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Length of the Experience: Please set aside 40 minutes of your Zoo visit for this adventure!

Maximum Group Size: 8 guests (please note guests will be joining other guests on tour if group is less than 8)

  • Fine Print
  • *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stroller access limited. Service Animals are prohibited in Behind the Scenes areas. As some of the Wild Encounters© areas go beyond paved areas of the Zoo, please inform us of any physical concerns you may have so we can work together to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Please contact us at wildencounters@torontozoo.ca for more information.

    *Registration
    Behind-the-Scenes Adventures (BTSA) are guided walking tours. Motorized transportation is not available. Admission to the Zoo and parking are 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 Eurasia Wilds near the Pizza Pizza and Eurasia Wilds Gift Shop. Please arrive at the designated meeting area 5-10 minutes before your tour.


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