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Saturday, October 1, 2016

CIBC Run for the Cure at the Toronto Zoo



Running and walking at Canada's premier zoo in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!
The Toronto Zoo is extremely proud to be the venue, for the Scarborough Chapter, CIBC Run for the Cure Walk/Run. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure at the Toronto Zoo promises to be an exciting, powerful and unforgettable experience for everybody involved. Runners and walkers can make a wild day of it with over 5,000 animals, the only pair of giant panda cubs in Canada, lots of zoo babies and more!
The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day event in support of breast cancer research, health education and advocacy programs. This new partnership between the CIBC Run for the Cure and Canada’s premier zoo is extremely exciting so grab your runners and strollers and don’t forget to sport your finest flamingo pink attire!

For full event details and to register
 
CAZA CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE IN THE ACCREDITED
ZOO AND AQUARIUM COMMUNITY


TORONTO ZOO RECEIVES TWO CAZA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) marked the closing of its annual conference by celebrating the accomplishments of its members with the CAZA Achievement Awards.
This year’s awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in six distinct areas of core concern to CAZA and its members: animal husbandry, education, conservation, contributions to long-term survival of at-risk populations, and contributions of both zoo professionals and volunteers. Toronto Zoo received two CAZA Achievement Awards for 2016 as follows:
1) The Peter Karsten Award for Conservation - The Toronto Zoo’s commitment to conserving the giant panda population through their Giant Panda Research and Conservation Breeding program, won this year’s Peter Karsten award for conservation. The Zoo’s most visible contributions began in March 2013 with the arrival of Da Mao and Er Shun. In October, 2015 they announced “a Canadian first” with the births of two giant panda cubs.
2) Volunteer of the Year Award - Lynn Wylie of the Toronto Zoo won the Volunteer of the Year Award. With 40 years of volunteer service, she has touched the lives of hundreds. Whether she is guiding tours or conducting workshops and outreach programs, Lynn has been instrumental in sharing the Zoo’s mission to conserve the planet’s biodiversity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ENJOY FALL AT THE ZOO WITH
 
THESE GRRRREAT EVENTS!
 

GIANT PANDA CUB BIRTHDAY FUN!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 to MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
With crisp fall air, vibrant colours and fun for all ages, the Toronto Zoo is the place to be this Thanksgiving Weekend. The Zoo site is gorgeous in the fall so why not pick up a hot drink from our on-site Tim Hortons, stroll throughout the scenic site to meet animals from around the world, take in a Keeper Talk and more!
Plus, join us in celebrating a great milestone - the 1st birthday for Canada's only pair of giant panda cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue! Party festivities will include panda-themed activities, festive photo opportunities, panda give-aways, interpretive stations and more. Our panda mascots will also be on hand for visits and photos, so be sure to bring your camera! Celebrate everything you are thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend at the Zoo, including the Giant Panda Cubs 1st birthday!
                                           


                         BOO AT THE ZOO
KIDS IN COSTUME GET FREE* ADMISSION!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Photo Credit: Toronto Zoo
Calling all costumed kiddies! Come discover trick-or-treat stations throughout the Tundra Trek, with fun activities to test your animal knowledge - you have to pass the test to get your treat! Best of all, kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE* admission when accompanied by an adult paying regular    admission.

*Valid for up to two children per regular price adult admission


  
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CURRENT ZOO HOURS:
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. weekends/holidays
 
 Last admission one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round (except Dec. 25th).
 
ADMISSION FEES:
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.

The Toronto Zoo is Canada’s premier zoo and a national leader in saving wildlife to ensure the rich diversity of nature for future generations.  More than a tourist attraction, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day except December 25 and attracts approximately 1.3 million visitors each year.
 
Toronto Zoo is accredited by CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) and AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Look for these logos 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 and aza.org

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