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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Raise your glass for rhinos at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2014-06-04
Thursday, June 26, 2014
6:00pm to 10:30pm

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, only $70 each*, will include appetizers, wine tastings, 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, all led by an experienced wine connoisseur. As well as learning how you can help save and protect rhinos. It's the perfect evening to spend with friends, family or colleagues all while supporting rhino conservation.

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).
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!
*Must be 19 years or older to attend. Does not include regular Zoo admission.

Enrichment Extravaganza For The Month Of June

Join us for Enrichment Extravaganza, where each month we have one particular animal who receives a special enrichment feeding every Saturday.
This month, visit Henry our Abyssinian Ground Hornbill in our Kids Zoo.
The largest of the ground dwelling hornbills, these guys are great flyers but prefer to walk on the ground where they hunt for a variety of animals including snakes, mice, and frogs. 
Watch Henry “hunt” for his food every Saturday at 1:30pm for the month of June.

Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8, 2014
Front Entrance, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tide is touring Canada and encouraging your family to fling out the old and bring in the new, giving you the tools you need to turn cleaning out the closet into an enjoyable family activity. Throughout the three-week tour, the Tide Team will be visiting the Toronto Zoo for two weekend stops, celebrating new beginnings with their nonprofit partner, Goodwill®. Just bring your clothing items to the front entrance and drop them off to the Tide Team to receive a special offer.

When you donate to Goodwill this spring, your stuff will fund job training programs for people in your community. You get a clean home and your neighbors get a fresh start. To learn more about how Goodwill is creating jobs in your community, visit goodwill.org. Part clothing drive, part interactive activity that brings the family together, TIDE Clothing Donation Day Events provide an opportunity for families to donate, learn and engage.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
10:00am to 3:00pm
Front Entrance near Zootique, Australasia Pavilion, Americas Pavilion
The world's oceans cover more than 70% of the Earths' surface and contain approximately 80% of all life on Earth. Come to the Zoo and find out how the world's oceans:
  • Generate most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Help feed us
  • Regulate our climate
    Sunday, June 15, 2014
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Africa Picnic Site
    Join us at the Africa Picnic Site as we celebrate Father's Day. Visit the special activity zone where children, 12 and under, will be able to create something special just for Dad. Children will have the chance to say cheese at the ProShot™ Father's Day Photo Station*, decorate their own photo frame, create a handmade card for Dad and more! Dads can fill in a ballot for a chance to win some grrrreat Father's Day prizes including, Toronto Blue Jays tickets, Toronto FC tickets, a $50 dinner on us certificate from PizzaPizza and a Pirelli World Challenge at the Honda Indy Toronto prize package! Whether Moms want to give Dad a break and bring the kids to the zoo, or the whole family wants to enjoy, the Toronto Zoo is the place to be this Father's Day!

    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, Jake, the Grevy's zebra, Bucky, the Babirusa and more!
    Friday, June 27 to Friday, August 29, 2014
    Join us as the grizzlies, African penguins, polar bears and Sumatran tigers receive a special frozen treat every Friday this summer. Keepers will be on hand to meet with our visitors and answer questions about the importance of these four animals, how the zoo is helping to save and protect them and why the Toronto Zoo offers our animals frozen treats as part of our Enrichment Program. Each session is approximately 20 minutes in length and free with admission.
    Grizzlies - Canadian Domain 1:00pm to 1:20pm
    African penguins - African Savanna 12:30pm to 12:50pm
    Polar bears - Tundra Trek 3:00pm to 3:20pm
    Sumatran tigers - Indo-Malaya 2:30pm to 2:50pm
    Saturday, June 21, 2014
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Join Owlkids, publishers of chickaDEE magazine, at the Zoo for a fun-filled day of exploring. Follow the clues and search the Zoo for four puzzle pieces that will reveal a special picture. Collect all four and win a prize!
    Owlkids publishes entertaining, unique, high quality magazines and books that nurture the potential of children and instill in them a love of reading and learning - about themselves and the world around them.
    Saturday, June 21, 2014
    National Aboriginal Day is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada. Free admission will be provided with presentation of status card.
    *Please note all events subject to change without notice.

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    Last admission's one hour before closing.
    The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
    General Admission (13-64): $28
    Seniors (65+): $23
    Children (3-12): $18
    Children (2 and under): FREE
    Members: FREE
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    Parking is $10 year round
    Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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