In the Spotlight: Toronto Zoo

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The Toronto Zoo is Canada’s premier zoo with over 5,000 animals!

Rhinoceros calf.

Animals From All Around the World

With a huge range of creatures from around the globe, the Toronto Zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, Canadian Domain and the Tundra Trek. Animals can be seen indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in naturalistic environments.

The Toronto Zoo also participates in many conservation initiatives including captive breeding and reintroduction, habitat and species research and much more. Set in the beautiful Rouge Valley in the east end of the city, the Zoo is open 364 days a year and is accessible by car and public transit.

Top 5 Things to Do at the Toronto Zoo

  1. Baby animal alert! Visit female Red River Hoglets, Hazel and Ginger and Obi the Grevy Zebra, born in February. These baby animals provide plenty of cuteness and are eager to meet some new friends
  2. Visit the new state-of-the-art Wildlife Health Centre to catch some behind-the-scenes action. The first of its kind in Canada, this facility helps to provide high-quality care animal care through veterinary and reproductive sciences, nutritional physiology and conservation and wildlife research.
  3. Explore the reopened Kangaroo Walk-Thru! Guests can step into the Australian Outback and watch the Kangaroos and wallabies! Keep your eyes open for little roos as they may be on the shyer side.
  4. Visit the Americas Pavilion and see the new Blanding’s Turtle Exhibit where you can get a turtle’s eye-view of the behind-the-scenes work of the Toronto’s Zoo and Parks Canada’s most successful conservation programmes.
  5. Get into theKids Discovery Zone featuring: an interactive Kids Zoo where guests can interact with alpacas, goats, rabbits and more, “Splash Island”, a two-acre splash pad to help cool off on hot summer days and twice daily (free) animal and bird shows at the Waterside Theatre.

Tickets & Places to Stay

Check for ticket prices and order your tickets online in advance of your visit. There are plenty of hotels available to accommodate overnight stays.

How to Get to The Toronto Zoo

  • By Car: Take highway 401 East or West to Meadowvale Road and go north on Meadowvale Road following directional signs to the Toronto Zoo.
  • By TTC: Take the 86A Bus from Kennedy Station during the summer or the 85 Sheppard East bus from Don Mills Station and Rogue Hill GO station.
  • By GO Train: Take the TTC 85 Sheppard East bus from the Rogue Hill GO station.