In the Spotlight: Toronto Zoo

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

Rhinoceros calf.

See the World’s Animals

With a huge range of creatures from around the globe, 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.

The Toronto Zoo 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 accessible by car and public transit.

Top 5 Things to Do at the Toronto Zoo

  1. Visit the Zoo’s two tiny rhinos! Greater one-horned rhino calf Kiran is viewable 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily in the Greater One-Horned Rhino House. See Theodore the white rhino calf who made his debut in spring 2018.
  2. Check out the 10-acre Tundra Trek featuring the 5-acre Polar Bear habitat and underwater viewing area.
  3. Aldabra tortoises have returned to the Toronto Zoo after 18 years. Aldabra tortoises are one of the largest reptiles in the world, measuring up to 5 feet in length and weighing over 400 lbs.
  4. Explore the Great Barrier Reef and surround yourself with moon jellies, seahorses and huge viewing aquariums filled with many species of fish native to Australasia.
  5. Get into the Kids Discovery Zone featuring: an Interactive Kids Zoo; “Splash Island!” a one-acre splash pad; and twice daily (free) animal and bird shows at the Waterside Theatre.

NEW IN SUMMER 2018 – Amur tigers and a new EcoTrek adventure!

Tickets & Places to Stay

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