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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Enjoy a long weekend at the Toronto Zoo




What better place to kick off the nice weather this long weekend than at the Zoo.
Grab your troop and head to the wildest adventure in Toronto!

NEW BABY ALERT!
TORONTO ZOO WELCOMES BIRTH OF TWO LYNX KITTENS
Photo Credit: S. Craig, Education, Toronto Zoo
 The Toronto Zoo would like to announce that Ember, a seven year old female Canada lynx, gave birth to two kittens in the Canada Lynx Habitat.

It is suspected Ember gave birth to the kittens on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The kittens are so small at birth that keepers weren't even able to confirm there were two kittens until Sunday, May 8, 2016. Ember started showing signs of late pregnancy towards the end of April, by beginning to nest on exhibit and Wildlife Care monitored her closely. While both kittens appear healthy and feeding well, the first thirty days will be critical for both kittens. Staff will continue to closely monitor Ember and her kittens during this time.
Ember and her kittens are currently on exhibit in the Canada Lynx Habitat in the Canadian Domain area of the Zoo. 
Stop by the Canadian Domain to try and catch a glimpse of the kittens this weekend! However, please note, mom and kittens may be difficult to see.

For more information on the Canada lynx

 
BEAT THE HEAT THIS WEEKEND!
Cool off at Splash Island, the perfect destination for a hot summer day! With two acres of hands-on, non-stop family fun amidst waterslides, water-spouting animals, waterfalls, and tipping buckets, our splash pad is the best way to beat the summer heat. The kids will enjoy the cool mist as they explore and learn about which plants and animals live in different bodies of water in Canada. Splash Island is a great way to relax, cool down, and have fun with the kids!

Splash Island Hours

KIDS ZOO - OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo

Specially designed for our young visitors, the Kids Zoo allows your family to meet and interact with much-loved domestic animals like alpacas, goats, rabbits, and domestic ferrets. Take pictures of your kids as they burrow through a plexiglass prairie dog tunnel, climb in a turtle shell, or play in the giant spider web.

Kids Zoo Hours

WATERSIDE THEATRE - TORONTO ZOO'S GOT TALENT

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo


Join us daily in our Waterside outdoor theatre for the Amazing Animal Adaptations Show. This family-friendly show entertains and educates all ages, incorporating both animals and birds showing off their amazing talents. Changing from week-to-week, your family will watch in awe as our birds and animals interact with the audience. Watch giant birds fly overhead, learn about the adaptation of our animals in their natural ecosystems and watch their interaction with our animal care trainers.
Want to be a part of our show? Raise your hand in the audience to become a volunteer to help out the trainers in front of the live audience! Be sure to watch our events calendar, as the Waterside Theatre also hosts various children's shows and concerts throughout the year.
Amazing Animal Adaptations Show Hours
MEET THE KEEPER TALKS

Join us daily for Animal Keeper Talks - See Full Schedule on our Website!




                  

CURRENT ZOO HOURS:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm daily
 Last admission 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 $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) and AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Look for these logos 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 and aza.org

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