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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Raise Your Glass For Rhinos - Ticketed event at the Toronto Zoo


Thursday, June 11, 2015
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Toronto Zoo, Atrium
Administrative Support Centre, 361A Old Finch Ave
 
Join us for a unique evening at the Toronto Zoo where you will raise your glass in support of the critically endangered rhino. Tickets to this special night will include a buffet dinner, wine tastings, complimentary glassware, a silent auction, a special Zoomobile tour and special rhino Meet The Keeper experience. We will also be holding a live auction where one lucky person will get the chance to have a one-on-one close encounter with the rhinos that evening! Proceeds from the event will support The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
  (Information below)
CLICK HERE for event information and to purchase your tickets.
 

Cute Alert!
 
Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
We have an exciting announcement! Meet one of our newest additions to Australasia, "Sydney" a female kangaroo joey born to mom "Josie" and dad "Robbo". This new joey is about 13 months old but we don't actually know her exact birthday. Kangaroo joeys are about the size of a jelly bean when they are born and do most of their growing in mom's pouch. Because of this, our keepers only got their first glimpse of her in February when she started poking her head out of the pouch. We used this milestone, which normally occurs around ten months of age, to estimate her birth date as April 2014.
"Sydney" is now spending time out of the pouch and is seen more and more away from mom. Be sure to watch for her in the kangaroo habitat next to the Australasia Pavilion!


Meet The Toronto Zoos Newest Residents! 

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
Abercrombie (Abe), Benedict (Ben), and Charleston (Chuck) are three of the newest residents in the Zoo’s African Savanna, visible on the walk to the Canadian Domain. These three brothers are the first blue wildebeest (also known as white-bearded gnus) that we have ever housed at the Zoo. This species is known for their spectacular migration across the Serengeti and for kicking up their heels in excitement. These antelope bachelors seem just as excited to be here as we are to have them!

 
During our Enrichment Extravaganza at the Raccoon Exhibit in the Canadian Domain at 1:30pm this Saturday for a special enrichment feed ing.
 
 
CLICK HERE to view our 2015 monthly enrichment calender.

Upcoming Events 
 
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Register now and help us raise vital funds to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s mission to find a cure or control for cystic fibrosis.
 
Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 2015
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cheetahs are the oldest and most endangered cat species in the world and they need our help to win the race against extinction.Come out and learn about our cheetahs first hand from their keepers and help support the Cheetah Conservation Fund of Canada. There will be special Meet-the-Keeper talks and feedings at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. In addition, we will have fun activities and games, Cheetah Conservation Fund of Canada merchandise, silent auction and a bio facts table with educational cheetah artifacts. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
 
Sunday, June 21, 2015
11:00am to 4:00pm
Masai Giraffe Exhibit, African Savanna
In celebration of International Giraffe Day join us as we honour the tallest and longest-necked animal at the Masai Giraffe Exhibit. Visit our special interpretive and artifact station and enjoy a special meet-the-keeper talk at 11:00am and 2:00pm to learn about these majestic species. Did you know there are less than 80,000 giraffes remaining in the wild? Find out how you can commit to conservation efforts to help this extremely vulnerable and amazing species at home and abroad.

*Subject to change without notice
 


      
 
CURRENT ZOO HOURS:
9:00am to 7:00pm, daily
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
 
Member Exclusive Early Giant Panda viewing:
May 2 to Jun 28, 2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am,weekends only
Jun 29 to Sep 7, 2015  - 8:30am - 9:00am, daily
 
CURRENT 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 $12 year round


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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Raise Your Glass For Rhinos

Thursday, June 11, 2015
6:00pm to 10:00pm



Toronto Zoo, Atrium
361A Old Finch Avenue

Join us for a unique evening at the Toronto Zoo where you will raise your glass in support of the critically endangered rhino. Tickets to this special night will include a buffet dinner consisting of chicken, pasta, potatoes and caesar salad, wine tastings, complimentary glassware, a silent auction, a special Zoomobile tour to our Indian and White Rhino Exhibits as well as a Meet The Keeper Experience. We will also be holding a live auction where one lucky person will get the chance to have a one-on-one close encounter with the rhinos that evening! Proceeds from the event will support The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, located in Kenya, which protects many different species including 73 Black rhinos and 61 White rhinos.

This engaging and educational evening will provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn the nuances of wine flavours with four different wines from Coyote’s Run Estate Winery. Coyote’s Run produces flavourful, lively wines from their estate vineyards located in Niagara. Fortessa Canada is the proud glassware provider for the Raise Your Glass For Rhinos event. Four Schott Zwiesel glasses, which are lead free Tritan crystal glassware stems, will be featured during the event. The host, Michael Pinkus, will explain how the shape of the glass can enhance the taste of the wine. You will be able to take the glassware from the event home with you, courtesy of Fortessa Canada. Please dress accordingly as there is an outdoor component to the event.

As a leader of conservation, the Toronto Zoo, Canada's premier Zoo, is committed to helping spread the message on preserving our natural world. The Raise Your Glass For Rhinos is the main fundraising event of the Toronto Zoo's Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK).

Rhinos are currently being poached at an alarming rate of three per day. At this rate by 2016 the amount of deaths are going to outweigh the rate of births and by 2020 the entire species could be extinct. The five species of rhinos (White rhino, Black rhino, Indian rhino, Sumatran rhino and the Javan rhino) are considered to be critically endangered.

Cost (Per Adult):

$70.00 per member

$80.00 per non-member

*Online registration closes at midnight on Friday, June 5, 2015.

*Must be 19 years or older, please provide valid ID.

*Tickets are non-refundable after June 1st.

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets
 

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