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Saturday, June 9, 2012

It's all happening at the Toronto Zoo

What's new at the Zoo...

Weekly feature
The world's oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface and contain approximately 80% of all life on Earth! Join the Toronto Zoo on Saturday, June 9 & Sunday, June 10 for a creative and fun way to celebrate World Oceans Day and our connection to the sea. Visit our exhibits and special displays that highlight the astonishing diversity of life that exists within our seas!
Want to help celebrate the world's oceans further...
Seafood for ThoughtTM - A Sumptuous Sustainable Seafood EventThursday, June 21, 2012Buy your tickets NOW for the fishiest fundraiser in town! It's an engaging and elegant way to discover how your choices protect the health of soil, water, and ocean wildlife. The unique and elegant outdoor setting, delicious seafood tastings prepared by Toronto's top chefs, wine pairings and of course some WILD animal encounters makes Seafood for ThoughtTM this year's fundraising event you don't want to miss! CLICK HERE to order your tickets today!
Upcoming Events
Saturday, June 16
Bring in a product label* from any Coca-Cola® product (including Fanta®, Nestea®, Minute Maid®, Five Alive®, Dasani®, Glaceau Vitamin Water® and Powerade®) and receive one FREE Child's admission (up to 12 years of age)*. It will be a whole day of Coca-Cola® fun with sampling, prizes and more!.*
Sunday, June 17
Why not bring Dad for a day at the Zoo and meet some of our wild Dads including "Inukshuk" the polar bear, "Gozi" the African penguin and "Charles" the Western lowland gorilla.
Saturday, June 23
Join us in celebrating the unique heritage and diverse cultures with authentic First Nations drummers and dancers. Experience an interactive presentation of drumming and dancing with the Smoke Trail Singers. Free admission with status card.
Media Information
Ontario Naturalists' 'Blitz' Rouge Park - 24h BioBlitz
Friday, June 15th from 3:00 pm through

Saturday, June 16th at 3:00 pm

The best biologists from across Ontario will converge on Rouge Park to document all living things, from fungi to bats and from moss to Milksnakes. During an intensive 24hr continuous period, over 150 scientists will race to document biodiversity. The objective is to understand what life exists, to find new species, and to showcase to the people of Toronto the incredible ecosystem that is Rouge Park.
Start your day in a unique way at the Zoo!
Come to the Zoo before it opens for a special program and breakfast with our white lions or polar bears!
Families are invited to participate in this program at the Zoo before the exhibit opens each day to the general public. Program includes a complimentary morning snack, a presentation about the animals with our experts, and an exclusive meet and greet with our Wildlife keepers. CLICK HERE to register!
Cute Alert
BabirusaNot Just Another Pretty face!Take a small creature with a pig like body, add long legs and a deer-like profile, throw in a face full of tusks (one set of which curve upward and end just outside the animal's eyes) and you have the amazingly odd - but seriously cute - babirusa. Our  babirusa baby was born on April 3, 2012 to mom Becky and dad Bucky. As babirusas are listed as vulnerable in the wild, we're thrilled to have this new little one. The baby is on display with its parents in the Indian rhino house near the Zoo's main entrance.
CapybaraHow Very Odd!Despite serious competition from the babirusa, the oddest animal at the Zoo is unquestionably the capybara. It is the largest rodent in the world and can weigh up to 100 pounds. This species comes from South America where it enjoys swimming and grazes on grass - in groups - like cattle. We are lucky to have three of these eccentric animals born on March 11, 2012 to Mom Lucy and Dad Brutus. You can marvel over them at the Capybara exhibit in the Indo-Malayan paddocks.

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 HOURSCurrent Zoo hours - 9:30 am to 6:30 pm daily
Last admissions one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).

ADMISSION FEESGeneral Admission (13-64 incl): $25
Seniors (65+): $20
Children (4-12): $15
Children (3 and under): FREE
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10
For more information, contact Amanda Chambers at (416) 392-5941

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canadian Association of 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 www.caza.ca.

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