Wild Encounters

June 30 - Sept 5


Grizzly Bear Picnic

10:00AM
Join us as we take you on a tour of our home and native land.
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Grizzly Bear Picnic
10:00AM

Meeting Location: The top of the Canadian Domain hill

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 as we take you on a tour of our home and native land. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Toronto Zoo's wood bison reproductive studies that help their wild counterparts and participate in an un-BEAR-ably unique experience featuring Samson and Shintay, our resident grizzlies! The group will get to choose and fill various enrichment items for the bears with their favourite foods. You will then get to watch the bears enjoy their breakfast, that you helped prepare, and play with their enrichment from an exclusive behind the scenes area.

  • 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *30-45-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 Domain Hill

    *Please note that the Canadian Domain Hill is a steep incline and can be a strenuous walk.

    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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Western Grey Kangaroo

10:00AM
Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Bennett's Wallabies.
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Western Grey Kangaroo
10:00AM

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 to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Bennett's Wallabies. You will have exclusive access into our Kangaroo Walkthrough habitat where you will be able to experience our mob up close and watch them eat their favourite snack!* Learn what it takes to care for one of Australia's most iconic marsupials.

  • 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *30-45-minute walking tour

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

    *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!

Hakuna Matata

11:00AM
Do hyenas really laugh? Can lions sing and warthogs dance? Come find out on this NEW Wild Encounter!
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Hakuna Matata
11:00AM

Meeting Location: Penguin exhibit entrance

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 facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Do hyenas really laugh? Can lions sing and warthogs dance? Come find out on this NEW Wild Encounter! Visit the species that were the inspiration behind the Disney classic, The Lion King. On this Wild Encounter you will experience an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the African Savanna to meet animals such as our warthogs, spotted hyena, ostriches and wildebeest. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about other savanna animals such as the white lions, white rhinos and more! Come explore the Circle of Life 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *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: Penguin exhibit entrance

    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

11:00AM
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
11:00AM

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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *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!

African Savanna Tour

12:00PM
Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our eland, and zebra habitats.
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African Savanna Tour
12:00PM

Meeting Location: Penguin exhibit entrance

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

Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our eland, and zebra habitats. You will be guided through the Savanna to an exclusive behind-the-scenes barn to learn about how the keepers care for our zebras and eland. Guests will get to feed our eland some snacks and then be guided to an exclusive area to visit our World Guinness Record holder, the watusi, and give them some snacks too!

  • 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *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

    *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: Penguin exhibit entrance

    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!

Aldabra Tortoises

12:00PM
Come out of your shell and join us on this adventure to meet one of the world's largest tortoises!
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Aldabra Tortoises
12:00PM

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$60.11
Senior Age 65+$50.42
Children Age 3-12$55.27
Members$32.12

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 non-medical mask during their Wild Encounter

Come out of your shell and join us on this adventure to meet one of the world's largest tortoises! You will be guided into our Aldabra tortoise habitat where you will learn what it takes to take care of these impressive reptiles. Here you will get the chance to touch and interact with our two tortoises, Malila and Queenie, up-close and personal.

  • 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *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:
    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!

Western Lowland Gorilla

1:00PM
Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes visit with our western lowland gorilla troop.
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Western Lowland Gorilla
1:00PM

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 for an exclusive behind the scenes visit with our Western lowland gorilla troop. You will be guided to the back of our outdoor gorilla habitat and get the inside scoop on the day-to-day care of these brilliant primates including the work that goes into planning their nutrition, training, and much more. Afterwards, watch as our keepers set up the exhibit with enrichment and foraging opportunities for our troop. You will then watch as the gorillas come out to explore their hidden treats while you learn more about how you can help conserve these magnificent animals' natural habitat.

  • 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *30-45-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!

Bactrian Camels

1:00PM
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
1:00PM

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, feed them some of their favourite treats, 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *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!

Greater one-horned rhinoceros

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
2:00PM

Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat where you will get the once in a lifetime opportunity to feed one of these gentle giants a very delicious treat.
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Greater one-horned rhinoceros
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
2:00PM

Meeting Location: Entrance to Indian Rhino Pavilion

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 as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat where you will get the once in a lifetime opportunity to feed one of these gentle giants a very delicious treat. 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.

  • 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *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

    *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: The Entrance to the Greater one-horned (Indian) Rhino Pavilion

    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!
Sumatran TIGERS

Sumatran Tigers

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
2:00PM

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.
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Sumatran Tigers
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
2:00PM

Meeting Location: Front Courtyard - Adventures 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 facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

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 take care of this critically endangered cat. You will be taken behind our tiger habitat to get a closer view of these striped felines while learning all about how you can make a difference to their long-term survival 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *30-45-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: Front Courtyard - Adventures 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

BOOK NOW!

Polar Bears

3:00PM
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
3:00PM

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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *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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Hakuna Matata

3:00PM
Do hyenas really laugh? Can lions sing and warthogs dance? Come find out on this NEW Wild Encounter!
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Hakuna Matata
3:00PM

Meeting Location: Penguin exhibit entrance

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 facial covering/mask during their Wild Encounter

Do hyenas really laugh? Can lions sing and warthogs dance? Come find out on this NEW Wild Encounter! Visit the species that were the inspiration behind the Disney classic, The Lion King. On this Wild Encounter you will experience an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the African Savanna to meet animals such as our warthogs, spotted hyena, ostriches and wildebeest. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about other savanna animals such as the white lions, white rhinos and more! Come explore the Circle of Life 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *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: Penguin exhibit entrance

    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!

Western Grey Kangaroo

4:00PM
Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Bennett's Wallabies.
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Western Grey Kangaroo
4:00PM

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 to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Bennett's Wallabies. You will have exclusive access into our Kangaroo Walkthrough habitat where you will be able to experience our mob up close and watch them eat their favourite snack!* Learn what it takes to care for one of Australia's most iconic marsupials.

  • 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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *30-45-minute walking tour

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

    *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

4:00PM
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
4:00PM

Meeting Location: Discovery Zone Courtyard

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$60.11
Senior Age 65+$50.42
Children Age 3-12$55.27
Members$32.12

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

    *Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.

    *30-45-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: 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!


SPECIAL EVENT WILD ENCOUNTER


Tiger is laying beside a shredded bag that shows pink confetti and plates strewn about that say 'Girl or Boy?'

Let us help you celebrate YOUR next Wild Adventure here at the Zoo! Are you looking for a unique wedding proposal, gender reveal, prom-posal, or birthday idea? On this adventure, your Wild Encounter guide will help organize a special visit to your favorite animal as they help you share your news! Experience starts at $210.00 (admission and parking separate. Please inquire within.) To book your Special Event Wild Encounter, please email us at [email protected] with a minimum of two weeks notice.


Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.