10 Really Amazing Things to Do at the Toronto Zoo this Summer

There's more to do then just gazing at the animals!

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Visiting the zoo can be a great experience for visitors of all ages, offering an opportunity to see the world’s most amazing creatures up close. As one of the top attractions in the city, the Toronto Zoo has more than 5,000 animals, representing 450 species — many of which are rare and endangered — and gets around 1.3 million visitors a year. At 287 hectares (710 acres), the Toronto Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world!

The Zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, Canadian Domain and the Tundra Trek. Animals are displayed indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in naturalistic environments, with viewing at many levels.

This summer, experience these really 10 amazing things at the Zoo!

1Go on the Kangaroo Walk-Thru
Take a stroll among the Western grey kangaroos and swamp wallabies. In this interactive experience, you'll be guided through the Australasia Pavilion and into the Kangaroo habitat where you will be able to encounter the mob up close. More

2Sign up for the New Wild Encounters
Get up-close and behind-the-scenes with some of your favourite animals during the new Wild Encounters program. Choose from tigers, penguins, rhinos, polar bears, giraffes, lemurs, and more. Additional fee applies. Book here

3See the Washed Ashore-Art To Save The Sea Exhibition
Check out 10 larger-than-life animal sculptures made completely from plastics found in waterways and oceans around the world to spread awareness and highlight the problem of plastics on our planet. More

4Go on a Wild Rouge Zipline and Canopy Tour
Check out the Zoo’s ecologically-themed aerial adventure park, that includes a 300m high speed zipline, a canopy tour among the trees, an aerial challenge course and zipdrop. More

5Sleep at the Serengeti Bush Camp
Sleepover at the Zoo under the stars in authentic African tents. Enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes tours through the Savanna at dusk, ending the evening with campfire tales with lion roars and crickets buzzing in the background. More

6Cool of at Splash Island
This 2-acre splash pad is Free with Zoo admission. With two acres of hands-on, non-stop family fun amidst waterslides, water-spouting animals, waterfalls, and tipping buckets, our splash pad is the best way to beat the summer heat. More

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