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Friday, June 14, 2013

Beat the heat in Splash Island at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Thursday, 2013-06-13
 
Round up the kids and chill out in Splash Island all summer long, it's the coolest spot in 
the Zoo! It's two magical acres of hands-on, non-stop family fun amidst waterslides, bigger 
than life water-spouting animals, a waterfall, lots of misters, and way-cool tipping buckets. 
But keep in mind - while the kids are screaming with delight, they're also learning all 
about which plants and animals live in different bodies of water in Canada.
FREE with Zoo admission
 
Splash Island hours:
Weekends Only until June 23rd: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
Daily, June 24th to September 2nd: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
 
 DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE FOR AN EXCLUSIVE EVENING WITH THE GIANT
 PANDAS AT SEAFOOD FOR THOUGHT
The Toronto Zoo is very excited to once again be hosting Seafood for Thought TM - A
 Sumptuous Sustainable Seafood Fundraiser on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:00pm 
to 8:30pm. It's an engaging and elegant way to discover how your choices protect the 
health of soil, water, and ocean wildlife. Seafood for Thought TM is a celebration of 
sumptuous sustainable seafood prepared by some of Toronto's top chefs! A truly 
elegant way to learn about how making sustainable healthy seafood choices can 
assure a future with abundant ocean wildlife! Delicious seafood tastings prepared 
by talented chefs, wine and beer pairings, great music and WILD animal encounters.
 
WEEKEND EVENTS:
 
Sunday, June 16
Why not bring Dad for a day at the Zoo and meet some of our WILD Dads including Brutus (Capybara), Inukshuk (polar bear) and Bucky (babirusa)!
 
Saturday, June 22
National Aboriginal Day
Front Entrance Courtyard
National Aboriginal Day is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada. Join us in celebrating the unique heritage and diverse cultures. Experience and interactive performance of authentic drumming and singing with the Sitting Bear Singers in the Front Entrance Courtyard at 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
Free admission with status card.
 
 
MEDIA INFORMATION:
 
We are very proud that our summer Zoo Camp
 has made the top 25 nominations list in the 'Best of Toronto4Kids'!
The contest is now on to see who will take the top spot as 
the best summer camp in the GTA. This is a title we would 
love to have and to do so we need YOUR VOTE!
CLICK HERE to vote for Zoo Camp!
Voting is NOW OPEN and closes on June 21.
 
Bear Necessities: Ice. Food. Cubs. - Vote Now! The Toronto Zoo is proud to be selected as one of the
 project's in Shell's FuellingChange Initiative and YOU can help!

Polar Bears are a threatened species, with only 20,000 to
 25,000 polar bears in the wild and 60% of them are in
 Canada! In the running to win $100,000, the Bear 
Necessities project will support this iconic Canadian 
 species through Toronto Zoo's conservation, education
 and research programs.

Voting is easy, just visit CLICK HERE, and register
  for a free account and vote for Bear Necessities: Ice. Food. Cubs.
 
CUTE ALERT:
 
Proud parents "Lucy" (mom) and "Stephane" (dad) are "snorting"
cy" gave birth to three warthog piglets on April 14th, 2013 and is
 doing a terrific job taking care of them.
"Stephane" is not with Mom and the piglets yet as they will be introduced later on when they are a bit older. Visit the newest
 additions to the Toronto Zoo in the African Savanna.
 
 Looking to add some adventure to your next Corporate Event?
Why not bring your herd to the wildest venue in town-The Toronto Zoo.
CLICK HERE for full details on our extensive Corporate Events Package or to book your
 event today!
 
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ZOO HOURS
Current Zoo Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, daily. Last admissions one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
 
ADMISSION FEES
General Admission (13-64 incl): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10
 
For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
For general information visit
torontozoo.com.
Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums). Look for
 this logo whenever you visit a Canadian zoo as your assurance that you are supporting a 
facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a 
better future for all living things. For more information, visit caza.ca.

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