Animal Updates, Notices & Closures

Important Notice:

Your Toronto Zoo has recently issued statements and an FAQ regarding a ransomware/cyber incident. The Zoo remains OPEN during this time, and there is no impact on guest operations. The Zoo website is unaffected, and ticket purchases can continue to be made on our website.

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IMPORTANT: Buy tickets ONLY on our official website, We DO NOT partner with third-party vendors. Be cautious of unauthorized discounts or sales outside our website, as they are NOT affiliated with us.

Please note that the boardwalk between Indo-Malaya and Africa is closed for some exciting changes!  Your Toronto Zoo is working hard to improve your experience by building a new boardwalk connecting Indo-Malaya to Africa.  To visit Africa, please use the Core Woods boardwalk.  The anticipated completion date for this new boardwalk is summer 2024. Learn More

Please note that the America's Pavilion will close at 4:15pm for maintenance until further notice.

Please note: Currently, retail cannot accept zoo gift cards or US cash. Canadian cash, credit, and debit are accepted. Thank you for your understanding.

Saturday, February 24 - Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause 5K/1K Run/Walk

Please be advised that your Toronto Zoo and Canada Running Series will be hosting the Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause 5K/1K Run/Walk at the Zoo on February 24th to raise funds for the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy and polar bear conservation.

Please note the following operational impacts:

  • Late Zoo Opening: 10:30 am (1 hour later than usual).
  • Zoomobile operations may be delayed starting while the course route is cleared after the run.
  • For their well-being, some animals along the Move Your Paws route may be delayed going out on habitat in the morning. Guests may experience slight delays on other pathways as the run finishes and the race route is cleared.
  • Tundra Trek: Caribou may not be visible and the path to the Caribou habitat may be closed for the entire day.

We appreciate your patience during this exciting fundraising event!

Please note that white rhino Sabi and her new calf are NOT currently visible to guests at this time as we provide them privacy as he continues to grow. We will keep guests updated when he will be making his public debut.

Please note that the Simba Safari Lodge Washroom and the Madagascar Washroom (Zoomobile Station Washroom at the top of Canadian Domain Hill) are closed due to construction. Alternate washrooms are accessible near the African Rainforest pavilion and Africa Restaurant.

Please note that Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV) rentals are currently unavailable. Rentals will resume in Spring 2024.

Please note, the following animals may not be viewable at this time:

African Savanna
Giraffes Thursday, February 22
Some Animals May Not Be Visible During the Colder Weather

Americas Outdoor - Mayan Temple Ruins
Closed for the Season

Red-necked Wallaby
Western Grey Kangaroo
Komodo dragon

Canadian Domain
Closed for the Season

Eurasia Wilds
Red Panda

Kids Zoo/Discovery Zone
Closed for the Season

White-handed Gibbon