Sea Ice Day

Win a Polar Bear Prize Pack!
Contest Below

July 15th is Arctic Sea Ice Day, and your Toronto Zoo is committed to protecting sea ice for species around the world. ❄️

Become a #SeaIceSaver by finding seven code words hidden throughout the Zoo at info stations between July 11 - 19. Starting July 8, you can also find these code words in our social media posts by searching #TZSavesSeaIce. Collect all seven code words to be entered to win a behind-the-scenes tour with the polar bear family. 🐻‍❄

Also, join us in the polar bear Habitat to participate in activities and learn more about the impacts of Arctic sea ice on polar bears and other species around the globe.

Thanks to our partners at Polar Bears International, this day, celebrated each year on July 15, was created to raise awareness about the rapidly melting Arctic ecosystem. It aims to help others understand why it matters and how we can play a part in slowing this trend.

Did you know? Sea ice serves as the earth's air conditioner, helping to keep our planet cool. It's also the basis of many food webs and is used by countless communities for transportation and access to food. Melting arctic sea ice impacts all of us including every animal on this planet.

Your Toronto Zoo is committed to sharing with our guests how a decline in sea ice is detrimental to global species. By working together, we can protect the sea ice that all of us rely on.


Enter the code words below between July 11 - 19 for your chance to win a

Prize includes • Behind-the-scenes experience at the Toronto Zoo’s polar bear habitat for up to four people • $100 Adopt An Animal polar bear package from the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy • Retail Polar Bear Prize Pack

No purchase required. Contest runs July 11 - July 19, 2024. Entrants must complete the contest by finding seven code words throughout the Toronto Zoo or by inputting seven code words provided at during the contest period. Open to Canadian residents only, 18 years or older. The tour is valid for up to four people and must be redeemed by December 31, 2024. The winner will be randomly selected after July 22, 2024, and contacted via email.

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Dive into our fun and interactive quiz to see how much you know about these incredible Arctic animals. Challenge yourself and learn fascinating facts along the way. Are you ready to take the plunge?

Note: The following quiz is not part of the contest above.

Polar Bear Quiz

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