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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Celebrate Canada Day at Canada's premier zoo

Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature
The Toronto Zoo is OPEN all weekend long and what better place to visit on Canada 
where you can see some true Canadian iconic species, including the polar bears,
 grizzly bears,  
Summer Has Officially Begun at the Toronto Zoo!
Grab your troop and head to the wildest summer adventure destination in Toronto! Drop
 by and see our two adorable giant pandas-Er Shun and Da Mao! Enjoy some close up and personal
 encounters in the Kids Zoo, and be sure to taken in and enjoy daily  
Animal Shows and Keeper Talks and so much more this long weekend!
If the summer heat is too "un-bearable" why not visit our splash island!
Best of all, they are all FREE with Zoo admission!
Saturday, June 29 through Monday, September 2, 2013
African Arts and Culture Festival
African Savanna, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
Back by popular demand, the Toronto Zoo is proud to offer our visitors an experience of African Culture in our own African Savanna. Visit one of the many artist booths and taken home and article of authenticity, including handcrafted wooden masks, soapstone and ebony carvings, hand-woven textiles, painted candles, traditional African musical instruments and more! FREE with admission!
Award Presentation:
On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 the Toronto Zoo's Conservation, Education and Wildlife Department presented a special award to a young conservation support for his outstanding contribution to save an endangered species.Matthew Clowater an elementary school student and conservation supporter, created an art show fundraiser in support of a little-known and highly endangered, Mexican salamander. In the hopes of raising money to help save the endangered amphibian, Clowater (spearheaded project) and five of his friends decided to create and sell axolotl-centric artwork. The art will be displayed in the kids' boutique Planet Kid. Great job Matthew!
Bob Johnson, Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, presents award to Matthew in the below picture.
Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
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
CALLING ALL MEDIA: Are you a Toronto Zoo Facebook follower? If not, CLICK HERE to access our page and join the Toronto Zoo following!
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!
Find us on Facebook!
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).
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
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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