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Friday, September 26, 2014

Red Panda Day at the Toronto Zoo and other happenings

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Red Panda Exhibit, Eurasia*
11:00am to 4:00pm
Did you know the red panda is the original panda and was discovered almost 50 years before the giant panda? Learn all about these amazing and endangered creatures and meet our red pandas! Don't miss a special meet-the-keeper talk plus enrichment feeding at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm and bid on fun prizes in a panda-themed silent auction.
All proceeds support the Red Panda Network, an organization committed to the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitat.
CLICK HERE to watch as our Red panda Cassie enjoys
some tasty treats to celebrate!  
*Eurasia is closed to visitors, but the Red Panda exhibit is exclusively open from 11:00am to 4:00pm for the event.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure launches their newest run site at the Toronto Zoo on October 5, 2014. The first-ever Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure at the Toronto Zoo promises to be an exciting, powerful and unforgettable experience for everybody involved. Runners and walkers can make a wild day of it with over 5,000 animals, the only giant pandas in Canada, lots of zoo babies and more!
Register today@ www.CIBCrunforthecure.com.  
Run participants receive 40% off zoo admission for the day!  Members FREE.
The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single day event in support of breast cancer research, health education and advocacy programs.This new partnership between the CIBC Run for the Cure and Canada's premier zoo is exciting and very fitting so, grab your runners and strollers and don't forget to sport your finest
 flamingo pink attire!

Enrichment Extravaganza 
September is Hyena Enrichment Extravaganza month!

Every Saturday at 2:00 pm in the African Savanna, come meet our Spotted Hyenas Pinduli, Moja, and Echo! Watch these amazing dog-like carnivores interact with their keepers and enjoy some laughs over a few tasty treats!

E-waste Collection Event In Support of Toronto Zoo PhoneApes Program
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Bring your e-waste to the Toronto Zoo on September 27th and help support great ape conservation. This event, in support of PhoneApes and National Forestry Week, helps to promote the importance of protecting and replanting forests for ecosystem protection, wildlife conservation and climate change. In particular this event directly correlates to the message of protecting the forest habitat of great apes in our PhoneApes program. September is also a good time of year for e-waste collection as new students return to school many old e-waste products are being discarded.

The Toronto Zoo will be accepting Monitors, TVs, Computers, Notebooks, Servers, Wire, Aluminum, Keyboards, Mice, Electronic Scrap, Small Appliances, Laptops, Tablets and, of course, Cellphones! The collection truck will be located on the side walk near the drop-off-loop at the zoo's front entrance. All participants that drop of an e-waste item will receive a coupon for 25% off at the Zoo's gift shops.

Saturday, October 11 to Monday, October 13
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Crisp fall air, vibrant colours and fun for all ages; the Toronto Zoo is the place to be this Thanksgiving Weekend! We are celebrating the changing of the season with interactive and themed activities, educational programs, tours, keeper talks and enrichment programs with the animals and Fall Foliage Tours. All FREE with Zoo admission!
Discovery Zone Wildlife Marquee: 11:00 am to 3:00 pmFun fall activities will also be in full swing at the Wildlife Marquee where you can participate in craft stations, gourd bowling, harvest photo ops and My Little Pony meet and greets! Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Play Centre to create their very own Zoo animal creation.
Fall Foliage Tree Tour -ONE HOUR TOURS: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pmThe bright oranges, reds and yellows of the autumnal trees remind us that fall has arrived. Join us for a one hour guided tour of the Zoo site to discover how to identify trees and learn more how trees have added value to our lives throughout history. Offered twice daily at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, interested visitors should meet your Volunteer guide at the Wildlife Marquee as all tours depart from Wildlife Marquee (located in the Discovery Zone).

Fall Colours - Interpretive Pop-Up Stations: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
What is your favourite fall colour - red, yellow or orange? Look for a Volunteer interpretive cart with fun and interactive activities at some of our favourite fall-coloured animals. Like the fall leaves, you never know where they may blow in from and off too!
Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19 &
Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
It's time to get out your Halloween costumes and head out to the Toronto Zoo! All kids are eligible to take part in our "Critters and Costumes Parade" at 11:40 am and 2:40 pm daily, departing from the Waterside Theatre. Also on hand for the Boo fun is My Little Pony who will be at the Zoo's Courtyard Stage for meet and greets from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (first come first served). Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Play Centre next to the Courtyard Stage to create their very own Zoo animal or Halloween creation. Plus, the Jelly Belly Team will share Jelly Belly beans with families upon exit (while supplies last)! Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Friday, October 17 through Friday, October 31
Panda Interpretive Centre
Artists and candy-lovers unite! From October 17 - October 31 come and see a sweet Giant Panda portrait in the Zoo's Panda Interpretive Centre made out of none other than.... 11,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans! This cuddly bear is munching on a bamboo stick made of Lime, Green Apple and Watermelon Jelly Belly jelly beans. Our Giant Panda comes to life with Coconut, Cream Soda, Liquorice and Plum Jelly Belly beans. The creation of the portrait was broadcast live on the internet from the Jelly Belly Visitor Centre in California to celebrate National Jelly Bean Day 2014 with fans around the world.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Waterside Theatre, Ceremony begins promptly at 10:55 am.
Veterans and the general public are invited to join in remembering and honouring the many wartime sacrifices that Canadians have made for their country. Admission for veterans and all guests attending the ceremony is free from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The year round parking fee will be in effect except for VIP's, Veterans in uniform or with medals, crests or other military affiliation insignia, as well as any other persons in uniform, including serving members of the armed forces, police, fire, ambulance and TTC.
*Please note all events subject to change without notice.

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Celebrating 40 Years Of Saving And Protecting Species. 
Current Zoo Hours:
 9:30 am to 4:30pm, Weekdays
9:30am to 6:00pm, Weekends/Holidays
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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