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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Toronto Zoo plans Orangutan Awareness Weekend

Saturday, August 22 & Sunday, August 23, 2015 
11:00am to 4:00pm, Indo-Malaya Pavilion
Did you know that the Toronto Zoo is the only Canadian zoo to have Sumatran orangutans?

The Toronto Zoo is dedicating a full weekend to the Sumatran orangutan to help bring awareness to this critically endangered animal. Visitors will learn why the wild population of orangutans are experiencing habitat loss of 80% and get the opportunity to check out our special orangutan enrichment interpretive station, artifacts, and even artwork painted by one of our very creative orangutans. Plus, join us for the special Orangutan Keeper Talk at 1:00 pm daily and find out how YOU can commit to conservation efforts to help the extremely Endangered Sumatran orangutans at home and abroad.
Click here for more details

Beat The Heat This Weekend At Splash Island
If the summer heat is too "un-bearable", why not visit Splash Island? Our two-acre splash pad is the perfect destination for a hot summer day!  After exploring over 5,000 animals, cool off with the kids amongst waterslides, water-spouting animals, waterfalls and tipping buckets.
Splash Island is open daily from 10:30am to 6:00pm and is added value with your Zoo admission!

Toronto Zoo Volunteer Recruitment is NOW Open!
Lead, learn, and enjoy life as a Toronto Zoo Volunteer. Join our diverse team of active and outgoing adult Volunteers in connecting kids and families to nature, educating and inspiring others, and promoting wildlife conservation.  We are now recruiting for the Year-Round Volunteer Program and the winter Panda Ambassador Interpretive Volunteer Program.
For more details and how you can apply today* CLICK HERE.
Want to hear more from our experts? Join us for an information evening on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  Learn about the fun and interesting Volunteer opportunities that the Zoo has to offer for adults and students through an information presentation and Q&A session. The session is held at the Toronto Zoo and starts at 7:00 pm.  Please RSVP by email to tzvolunteers@torontozoo.ca by Friday, September 4, 2015 to reserve your seat.
*Applications are due Friday, September 18, 2015 and can be submitted via email, mail, or fax.

Animal Enrichment Extravaganza
What is black and white and lives in the Discovery Zone? Did you guess Pandas? Guess again!
It’s time for another month of Enrichment Extravaganza where you can meet our skunks every Saturday in August at 1:30pm! Meet us at the Discovery Zone and ask his keepers everything you’ve always wanted to know about these stinky little creatures!
CLICK HERE to view our 2015 monthly enrichment calender.

 Upcoming Events 
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Discovery Zone Courtyard, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Yoga at the Toronto Zoo - pre-registration is required.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Wildlife Marquee, Discovery Zone
9:30am - 10:00am and 11:30am - 12noon
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Discovery Zone Courtyard, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Giant Panda Exhibit
Da Mao, Canada’s only male giant panda, is turning seven years old and we want you to help us celebrate with an "out of this world" theme!
Monday, September 14, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm - FREE Admission For Seniors 65+
Compass Group Canada, the proud food service provider at the Toronto Zoo, presents 2015 Toronto Zoo Senior's Day on Monday, September 14, 2015. On site promotions will include 10% off, at the Zootique and Panda Shops and 50% off a Toronto Zoo One Year Senior Membership*. Seniors can also purchase, at Peacock Café, a sandwich and a small coffee or tea for only $3.99 plus tax! While here why not take the Zoomobile** to enjoy the full zoo site in style. Zoomobile Ride All Day tickets are only $8 or the "4 Ride All Day Pass for $28"! Don't forget to visit our giant panda pair, Er Shun and Da Mao, the only two giant pandas in Canada. Parking fee $12/vehicle.

*Discount applies to the ONE-YEAR senior membership categories (Senior & Senior Couple) memberships only, valid for in-person/on-site sale only AND valid only on Senior's Day, Monday, September 14, 2015. No rain checks, not valid or TWO-YEAR memberships, discount not applicable on annual parking.

**First Zoomobile departs from the main front entrance station at 9:45am and the last Zoomobile of the day departs at 4:00pm. Fee applies. For more details on Wheelchair and Electric Convenience Vehicles please click here. 
Saturday, September 19, 2015
8:00am - 9:30am
CLICK HERE for more information and to registration. 

*Subject to change without notice

9:00am to 7:00pm, daily
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
Member Exclusive Early Giant Panda viewing:
8:30am - 9:00am, daily 
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

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). 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 caza .ca .

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