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Friday, June 10, 2016

What's news at the Toronto Zoo: Turtle crossing; zoo baby visiting hours, Father's Day

HOW YOU CAN HELP A TURTLE CROSS THE ROAD
Although many of Ontario's turtles spend most of their time in the water, all need to lay their eggs on dry land. Since roads are everywhere they often need to cross them to get to their nesting sites. Many of the turtles hit by cars are adult females on their way to lay eggs. June is the height of nesting season, so be sure to watch the below video and follow these tips to help turtles cross the road:

1) If you see a turtle on the road, stop if you can (consider your safety first).

2) Take the turtle across the road in the direction it was headed.

3) Carry the turtle low to the ground - they have sharp claws and are very strong so be careful not to drop it.

4) Never carry a turtle by the tail as this can damage its spinal cord. Grasp the rear of the shell and carry or drag large ones by the shell.


Whenever you see a turtle in Ontario, at the lake, on a road or near your property we want to know about it! Contact Ontario Turtle Tally through Adopt-A-Pond

FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND PRESENTED BY TOYOTA
Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19, 2016

   

Toyota Canada invites you to celebrate Father’s Day weekend at the Toronto Zoo!

Showcasing the 2016 Toyota hybrid vehicle line up, Toyota Canada will be at the zoo conducting test drives and a variety of fun interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Be sure to stop by the Toyota footprints to test your trivia knowledge, snap a picture at the safari photo booth, or colour a Toyota kartSTART colouring page. Don’t forget to pick-up free giveaways along your way.

PLUS you’ll also be able to find lots of Dads around the Zoo so don’t forget to drop by and visit Charles our Western lowland gorilla, Inukshuk, the polar bear, Vishnu, the Indian Rhino, Fintan, the white lion and more.

Looking forward to seeing you and your families at “Father’s Day Weekend Presented by Toyota”.
 

JUNE ENRICHMENT EXTRAVAGANZA
West Caucasian Tur
Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
This member of the goat family found in our Eurasia Wilds area is best known for their agility and their ability to climb steep mountain slopes. Come out every Saturday in June at 1:30 pm to see these amazing animals get some special enrichment and meet their keepers.
 
 
*subject to change without notice
 

                  
 
 
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

For more information, contact Amanda Chambers at (416) 392-5974.
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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