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Your Toronto Zoo is Administering Vaccines to COVID-19 Susceptible Animals


TORONTO, ON, Thursday, April 21, 2022: Have you ever wondered what it takes to give a tiger a vaccine? What about a red panda? A grizzly bear? Your Toronto Zoo is pleased to announce we have received our COVID-19 vaccines for animals, developed and donated by Zoetis, and have begun the process of vaccinating our COVID-19 susceptible animals. You may be wondering how we are able to get up close enough to administer the vaccines to these animals (especially those with large teeth and claws!). The answer: We give them the choice!

Interested in learning more about how our Wildlife Care staff work on voluntary positive reinforcement training? Click the videos below for some examples:

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Amy Naylor
416-848-5920
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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OUR MEDIA CONTACTS:  Please note that all media visiting the Zoo will be required to show proof of full vaccination in order to gain entry to the Zoo.

The Toronto Zoo’s mission is to connect people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction and our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive.

An iconic tourist attraction and Conservation organization, 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 including December 25 and attracts approximately 1.2 million guests 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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