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Thursday, May 15, 2014

It's all happening at the Toronto Zoo, May 2014



Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2014-05-17
 
What better place to kick off the nice weather this long weekend than the Toronto Zoo! Grab your troop and head to the wildest adventure in Toronto!
 
 Drop by and visit our adorable Zoo babies including Humphrey our polar cub, Mstari our Masai giraffe, Luke and Leia our Grevy's Zebras, Nneka the female baby gorilla and more!  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!
 
Splash Island is now OPEN on weekends from 10:30am to 6:00pm. Beat the heat at our 2 acre splash pad for non-stop fun and adventure! Let the kids explore amongst water-spouting animals, water tipping buckets, water slides and more! All designed to represent the Canadian waterways.
 
Best of all, they are all FREE with Zoo admission!
 
PLUS, Join us for the Long Weekend Zoo Challenge!
Come out this long weekend to the Zoo for a WILD challenge! Wildgoose is an exciting phone and tablet based GPS scavenger hunt that will take you on an educational and fun tour of the Zoo. Collect as many points as you can by answering the questions about the Zoo animals correctly. There will be a question for each year the zoo has been open - that's 40 years for those of you who don't know! Learn more about animals that you may have never heard of, like the Burmese Star Tortoise or the Babirusa!
 

The program will be available to all Zoo guests, with an optional suggested donation of $2 (all money collected will go to the Endangered Species Reserve Fund).
Xpeerience Group is a corporate team building company that brings people together through both mental and physical activities and is located on the waterfront at Polson Pier

 
Snore To A Lion's Roar At The Toronto Zoo's Serengeti Bush Camp Experience!
How will this overnight adventure unfold? Come to the Toronto Zoo's Serengeti Bush Camp to experience the wildlife of our African Savanna and Rainforest Pavilion, enjoy evening activities, campfire tales and the chance to sleep under the starts in our authentic African tents. CLICK HERE for more details or to book today for your once-in-a-lifetime experience!
 
 

NOW OPEN!
Registrar to participation in this year's Ontario BioBlitz
Saturday May 24 to Sunday May 25, 2014.
 
The Ontario BioBlitz is a collaborative effort by key conservation leaders to determine the biodiversity of plants and animals in Ontario. 80% of Canada's biodiversity is still unknown. The Ontario BioBlitz's goal is document all life in Ontario while educating Ontarians about the importance of our biological diversity.  The 2013 Ontario BioBlitz held in Rouge Park was the largest survey of its kind in Canadian history.  Toronto Zoo experts will be working in the field along side of other scientists from Parks Canada, ROM, TRCA, University of Toronto, University of Guelph, York University, Trent University, Kortright Centre, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario Nature, Canadian Wildlife Federation and Rouge Park. To catalogue the true diverseness of Ontario will provide a better understanding of population management, wildlife and habitat protection and urban sprawl.
 
CLICK HERE for more information and to register!
 

Is it a cat? Not quite! Slender-tailed meerkats (think Timon from the Lion King) are part of the mongoose family.
Come out and join us every Saturday at 1:30 pm during the month of May to watch our mob of meerkats cleverly extract crickets and mealworms from special enrichment devices! They will also keep you fascinated with their ability to excavate tunnels in which they live, only coming out during the day to hunt for food and soak up warmth from the sun!
 

 
Saturday, May 17 to Monday, May 19, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm
Turtles around the world are threatened with extinction, but they are also some of the most honoured and celebrated creatures on earth. Join the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme to discover the diversity of culture and mythology associated with turtles; learn how conservationists are helping to save turtles globally and how you can protect these amazing animals here in Ontario. Explore the pavilions to meet live species from all corners of the planet, visit artistic classroom renderings of culturally-themed turtles, learn to identify all eight of Ontario's turtles, and play timed turtle trivia to win a special prize! Visit
torontozoo.com/adoptapond or call 416-392-5999 for more details.
 
Saturday, May 24, 2014
10:00am to 3:00pm, America's Pavilion
World Fish Migration Day 2014 (WFMD) is a one day global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. WFMD is held to improve the publics' understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and their needs. Visit the America's Pavilion and learn about the Toronto Zoo's important Atlantic salmon rear and release program involvement with local schools! Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating life travels of the native American eel. Join the Toronto's Zoo Great Lakes Outreach Program, which is a FREE, curriculum-based education program that encourages students, educators and families to "Keep our Great Lakes Great" while learning about five local fish species at risk!
 
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Check-in 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Event activities run until 2:00 pm
It is the 10th annual Great Strides™ walk at the Toronto Zoo presented by BMO Capital Markets.
Registration fee is $25 which includes your entry to the zoo, and BBQ lunch. CLICK HERE to register today!
* Please note $10 parking fee not included


*Please note all events subject to change without notice.

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Celebrating 40 years of saving and protecting species. 
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): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE
Members: FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10 year round
 
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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