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Friday, June 13, 2014

Raise Your Glass for Rhinos at the Toronto Zoo to support the endangered species

Toronto Zoo Weekly Feature - Wednesday, 2014-06-11
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, as well as learning how you can help save and protect rhinos. 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. You will be able to take the glassware from the event home with you, courtesy of Fortessa Canada. The host, Michael Pinkus, will explain how the shape of the glass can enhance the taste of the wine. 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.

 On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 grade two and three students from the Brimwood Boulevard Junior Public School released over 80 Atlantic Salmon into the wild at the Greenwood Conservation Area is Ajax.  Releasing the Atlantic salmon into the wild was an important moment that the students have been working towards as they have been raising the salmon, in their classroom, since January 2014. The Toronto Zoo’s Aqua-Links Program is an exciting conservation effort which links students in Ontario with students in Uganda to discuss water conservation. Focusing on these two Great Lakes regions of the world, the program fosters stewardship and appreciation for water as a precious resource, as well as for the fish that call these lakes home.
 This year in particular has been extremely successful with 23 schools in six different school boards releasing over 2,600 Atlantic salmon fry into tributaries of Lake Ontario through the Aqua-Links Program including, Credit River, Duffin’s Creek and Cobourg Creek.

Snore To A Lion's Roar At The Toronto Zoo's
Serengeti Bush Camp Experience!

How will this overnight adventure unfold? Come to the Toronto Zoo's Serengeti Bush Camp to experience the wildlife of our African Savanna and Rainforest Pavilion, enjoy evening activities, campfire tales and the chance to sleep under the stars in our authentic African tents. CLICK HERE for more details or to book today for your once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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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Current Zoo Hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, DAILY.
Member Exclusive Early Giant Panda Viewing: 8:00am - 9:00am daily, Member (Seasonal).
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
Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $10 year round
For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
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