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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bowling for Rhinos and mid-July events at the Toronto Zoo

COME OUT AND BOWL A STRIKE IN SUPPORT OF RHINOS!
Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2013-07-17 
Friday, July 19, 2013
9:00am to 4:30pm, Indian Rhino Exhibit  

You're invited to join us at the Indian Rhino Outdoor Exhibit, for Toronto Zoo's holds its 
annual Bowling for Rhinos Event in support of rhino conservation. For a small donation you
 can compete against other zoo visitors in a Wii bowling tournament for a chance to win zoo-rific
 prizes and help to raise funds for this endangered animal. This event will not only raise 
much-needed funds for rhino conservation but it will also serve to educate our visitors on 
the critical issue of poaching of rhinos for their horns. 


Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, 2013
Africa Picnic Site, 10:00am to 4:00pm
In support of National Zoo Keeper Week, Toronto City Council has proclaimed Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, 2013 as "Zoo Keeper Week" in the City of Toronto! The Toronto Zoo, your local Southern Ontario Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, is proud to invite you to a week long event celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week. This event will offer rare insight into the unique roles the Zoo Keeper plays within the Toronto Zoo. Come on out and catch a surprise Meet The Keeper Talk, see the tools of the trade, learn about keeper conservation initiatives, and meet some of the WILD animals. Also, be sure to watch the crazy antics of zoo staff at 12:00pm to 1:00pm, daily, as they compete in special games that mimic zoo keeping work.

Please see the attached proclamation from Toronto City Council.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Saturday, July 20, 2013- African Culture Performance 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Tradition and contemporary visual artists and performers will transform the African Savanna landscape of the Zoo. Akan Youth Drummer will be performing authentic African Drumming in the African Savanna Trail, Tembo Market across from the elephants.
 
Saturday, August 3 to Monday August 5, 2013
Front Entrance Courtyard StageTeletoon Retro is coming to Toronto Zoo to challenge your classic cartoon knowledge with some Toon Feud trivia questions and giving you the chance to win some awesome prizes. You can also meet two of your favourite cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny and Tweety! Visit teletoonretro.com to find out more about our programming and schedule, and visit toonfeud.com to play our interactive family game!
 
MEDIA INFORMATION:
 
Curious to know what it would be like to be a Zookeeper?
Why not check out our Toronto Zoo's Keeper For A Day Program and find out for yourself how incredible and rewarding this job can be! The Toronto Zoo's Keeper For A Day Program is returning for another WILD year of animal know-how. What exactly does a Zoo Keeper do all day? Come work with us and find out! Learn all about how Animal Keepers play an important role in animal conservation as well as animal feeding, nutrition, breeding and the chance to clean up after some of our amazing animals. Whether you're interested in animal care as a career or just want to have some fun, this program is worth all the sweat and smells. For more information CLICK HERE.
 
Lordy Lordy, Look Who's 40!
Stop by the African Savanna on Sunday July 21, 2013 and wish Samson, our male River Hippo, a very happy 40th birthday on his exciting day.
 
Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
 
We are very proud that the Toronto Zoo has made the top 25 nominations list in the 'Best of Toronto4Kids Summer Attraction'!
The contest is now on to see who will take the top spot as the best summer attraction 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 the Toronto Zoo! Voting is NOW OPEN and closes on July 29.
 
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!
 
Bear Necessities: Ice. Food. Cubs. - Keep Voting!
The Toronto Zoo is proud to be selected as one of the project's in Shell's FuellingChange Initiative and YOU can help! In the running to win $100,000, the Bear Necessities project will support polar bears through Toronto Zoo's conservation, education and research programs.
Visit our Bear Necessities page at
www.fuellingchange.com for exciting updates, photos and video of Hudson - a Toronto Zoo superstar!
 
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
- What do you get when you cross a parrot with a centipede?
- A walkie talkie!
 
CUTE ALERT:
Our Ring-tailed lemur family welcomes five new babies to moms Lily (twins, 1 male & 1 female), Ruby (1 female) and Lucy (twins, sexes unknown) Zoo staff will confirm as soon as they know. The babies have not been given names as of yet. With each passing day the babies are becoming more aware of their surroundings and will soon begin to leave Mom for short periods to play and investigate the world. Visit our African Rainforest Pavilion for your chance to spot our newest and cutest additions!
 
Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
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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