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Toronto Zoo

About Toronto Zoo

Adventure and Fun at a World Class Zoo. Also offering Kids' camps and birthdays.

More About Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is Canada's largest Zoo, home to more than 5,000 animals, representing 450 species. The Toronto Zoo is committed to fighting extinction and connecting people to wildlife. There are over 10 km (six miles) of walking trails. At 287 hectares (710 acres), the Toronto Zoo is one of the largest Zoos in the world! It is set in the beautiful Rouge Valley. The Main Entrance is located on Meadowvale Road, Toronto, north of Highway 401 (Exit #389 eastbound and westbound). The Zoo is accessible by car and public transit.

Habitats and Layout:

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. Plus, climb through the trees in our Wild Rouge Zipline & Canopy Tour, take a stroll down under in our Kangaroo Walk Thru or go behind-the-scenes on one of our NEW Wild Animal Encounters. Details at online.

Rides:

There are four rides: Gorilla Climb Ropes Course, Zoomobile, Conservation Carousel, and the Tundra Air ride. Check out our EcoTrek adventure.

Must Sees:

Meet our baby pygmy hippo Penelope and baby gorilla Charlie in the African Rainforest before visiting one of the largest reptiles in the world, our Aldabra tortoises Rasputin, Queenie and Malila. Plus, visit Amur tigers Vasili and Kira. These endangered tigers are the largest of all sub-species of tiger and are returning to the Zoo for the first time since 2012. Check out our 10-acre Tundra Trek featuring our 5-acre polar bear habitat and underwater viewing area. See our award-winning Gorilla Rainforest, home to our Western Lowland Gorilla troop; Charles, Josephine, Ngozi, Johari, and Nneka, and Charlie, plus our bachelor group, Nassir and Sadiki. Explore the African Savanna, home to white rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and white lions. Take a walk through Indo-Malaya, home to Sumatran tigers, orangutans, clouded leopards and more! Join us for daily animal Keeper Talks and feedings! Enjoy an informative and interactive experience seeing our animals up-close while our Zookeepers will answer your questions about our 5,000 animals. With over 100 species of fish throughout the Zoo, explore the Zoo's Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the Australasia pavilion, filled with moon jellies, seahorses and more.

Explore our Discovery Zone featuring:

Explore the Discovery Zone, featuring the Kids Zoo, a dynamic, interactive children's wildlife experience, Splash Island, an exciting two-acre water play area and the Waterside Theatre, home of exciting daily animal shows. (seasonal)

Gift Shops There are multiple gift shops and kiosks located throughout the Zoo site.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Toronto Zoo hosts a wide range of special and seasonal events throughout the year. Please check our Calendar of Events page for more details.

KIDS CAMPS

Join us for the "WILDEST" time in Toronto. Each summer connect with nature at Zoo Camp, a unique opportunity to explore wildlife from around the world. A variety of themes are offered unique to the Zoo setting including baby animals, careers, adaptations, and more! Adventures include indoor/outdoor activities, behind-the-scenes opportunities, games, crafts, and safe, rewarding FUN!

KIDS AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

Family Programs are developed to provide a learning environment for both adults and children about a variety of animal related topics. Each program includes guided tours of portions of the Zoo, theme-related activities, as well as an opportunity to meet animal experts and the animals that they work with.

PA Day Programs are developed to provide an age appropriate environment for children to learn about a variety of animal related topics. Each program includes guided tours of portions of the Zoo, theme-related activities, and the opportunity to learn about endangered species and how the Zoo works to conserve them.

KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Calling all party animals! Create your own WILD birthday party with one of three party packages. Zoo birthday parties are customizable for groups of any size and are fun for all ages! A Group Events Associate will assist you in organizing the purrrfect birthday celebration for your cub! Visit our website to find out more about all our programs and services.

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Meet Alison. She has worked at the Zoo for 16 years.