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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Teletoon Retro Days now on at the Toronto Zoo

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!
We are OPEN all Long Weekend!
What a better place to visit this long weekend than the Toronto Zoo! Grab your troop 
and head to the wildest summer adventure 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!
  

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Friday, August 2 to Monday, August 5, 2013
10:00am to 3:00pm
Great Lakes, Great Water!Water - we share it with a wide range of aquatic creatures, Pacific giant octopus, American eel, Madagascar fishes, Lake Victoria fishes. Visit all these fishes and many others on exhibit at Toronto Zoo as we celebrate all things aquatic.
Thursday August 8 to Saturday August 10
Er Shun, our female giant panda, is turning 6 years old and we want you to help us celebrate. After visiting her and Da Mao at the Giant Panda Experience, join us for panda birthday activities at the Africa Picnic Site. Visitors can participate in panda arts and crafts, interpretive stations, trivia, photo ops, face painting and more! Anyone who shares Er Shun's August 10th birthday will receive complimentary admission* that day.
Sunday August 11
8:30am to 2:00pm
Walk for the Children puts a unique spin on your typical fundraising walk. Spend the day with your family, perusing one of Canada's top tourist destinations that includes the highly anticipated Giant Panda Experience! More than just a day at the Zoo - kids get a special "explorer passport" and collect stamps along the route, adding to their sense of adventure. The walk ends at the Savanna site with a picnic lunch, live children's entertainment, games, free gifts and great prizes

MEDIA INFORMATION:
Toronto Zoo Great Lakes Program Receives Prestigious Provincial Award For Environmental Excellence!
Cynthia Lee, Curator - Fishes & Marine Invertebrates at the Toronto Zoo, accepted the 2012 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence for the Great Lakes Program from the Honourable Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment.
CLICK HERE for the full Press Release. 
Adopt-an-Animal - SPECIAL $100 PANDA PACKAGE!



Here's what you get:

·         A sweet, plush Panda bear PLUS
·         Adoption certificate featuring Er Shun or Da Mao
·         Animal "parent's" name on our Parents Board wall
·         An invitation for the panda "parent" and a guest to attend Parents Day* (a free day at the Zoo!). Panda fact sheet and Newsletters  AND (and this is the best part) Panda "parent's" name entered into our draw for a chance to win a VIP Behind the Scene tour for six guests.
Order your PANDA PACKAGE today. Don't miss out...this is a limited offer.

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! Vote NOW at www.fuellingchange.com
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
- What is a snake's favorite subject?
- Hiss-story!
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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