Wild Encounters

March 12 - May 19

Time

Thursday to Sunday

10:00

Polar bear

11:00

Camel

11:00

Giraffe

12:00

Goats

12:00

White Rhino

1:00

African Rainforest Pavilion

2:30

Australasia

3:00

Snakes

Polar Bears

Join us for a behind the scenes look at our polar bear house and learn all about these incredible Arctic Ambassadors.
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Polar Bears

Meeting Location: Tundra sign

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
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 a behind the scenes look at our polar bear house and learn all about these incredible Arctic Ambassadors. Learn what it takes to care for these animals year round and join one of our polar bear keepers in an exclusive area to watch a training session with one of our polar bears up close!

  • 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

    *30-45 minutes walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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:
    Tundra sign

    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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Bactrian Camels

One hump or two? Go behind the scenes and learn about one of the world’s most critically endangered large mammals.
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Bactrian Camels

Meeting Location: Entrance to Eurasia - Eurasia Arch

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$67.81
Senior Age 65+$58.12
Children Age 3-12$62.97
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

One hump or two? Go behind the scenes and learn about one of the world’s most critically endangered large mammals. You will have the opportunity to get up close to our caravan of camels and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis.

  • 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

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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:Entrance to Eurasia- Eurasia Arch

    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 on an up close adventure to see the world’s tallest land mammal and meet the newest member of our giraffe family!
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Masai Giraffe

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$103.21
Senior Age 65+$93.52
Children Age 3-12$98.37
Members$75.22

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 facial covering/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 giraffe 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

    *35-45-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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!

Goat World

Come experience our NEW Goat World exhibit and watch our goats climb to new heights!
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Goat World

Meeting Location: Front Courtyard-Adventures Sign

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$50.11
Senior Age 65+$40.42
Children Age 3-12$45.27
Members$22.12

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 facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Come experience our NEW Goat World exhibit and watch our goats climb to new heights! You will be guided into their habitat to learn more about these adventurous barnyard animals as they enjoy their favourite snacks.

  • 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

    *Masks are required for the duration of this tour

    *30 minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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

    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: Front Courtyard-Adventures Sign

    *Please note a giraffe encounter cannot be scheduled after a goat encounter

    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!
White RHINO

WHITE RHINO

Join us on a mini safari of the Savanna as we take you behind the scenes to our white rhino barn!
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White Rhino

Meeting Location: Africa Zoomobile Station

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
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 on a mini safari of the Savanna as we take you behind the scenes to our white rhino barn! Along the way you will learn about animals such as the spotted hyenas and our African lions. You will have the opportunity to brush our rhinos as you learn how our keepers care for them and 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

    *30-45-minute walking tour

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

    *Wheelchair and stroller access and limited – BTS includes stairs

    *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: Africa Zoomobile Station

    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 Rainforest Pavilion

Join us as we guide you through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion.
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African Rainforest Pavilion

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$85.51
Senior Age 65+$80.67
Children Age 3-12$75.82
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 medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we guide you through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion. You will be taken behind our ring-tailed lemur habitat where our lemurs, Aldabra tortoises, and African crowned crane live, feed our Malawi cichlids and enrich our pygmy hippos as you explore some of our behind-the-scenes areas and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis. Please note: There will be no BTS access at Gorillas.

  • 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

    *45-60-minute walking tour

    *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!

AUSTRALASIA

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion.
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AUSTRALASIA

Meeting Location: Entrance to Eurasia- Eurasia Arch

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$67.81
Senior Age 65+$58.12
Children Age 3-12$62.97
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 facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion. Meet our MacLeay’s spectre, go BTS visit our kangaroo mob and a special BTS area to feed our Great Barrier Reef fish. Explore the Australasia Pavilion and learn what it takes to care for one of Australia’s most iconic marsupials as well as other species that live “down under”.

  • 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

    *45-60-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *Wheelchair and stroller access and limited – BTS includes stairs

    *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: Entrance to Eurasia- Eurasia Arch

    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!

Reptile Rendezvous

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Reptiles! Slither behind the sssssscenes to meet some of our sssssscaly friends in this exclusive Wild Encounters area.
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Reptile Rendezvous

Meeting Location: Discovery Zone Courtyard

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$50.11
Senior Age 65+$40.42
Children Age 3-12$45.27
Members$22.12

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 facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Reptiles! Slither behind the sssssscenes to meet some of our sssssscaly friends in this exclusive Wild Encounters area. Learn all about the different reptiles and the roles they play within the Outreach and Discovery department here at the Toronto Zoo!

  • 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

    *90-120-minute walking tour

    *Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and will not be permitted on the tour unaccompanied

    *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: Discovery Zone Courtyard

    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 [email protected] for more information.