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Toronto Zoo, Toronto

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Canada's largest animal sanctuary, Toronto Zoo shelters over 5,000 animals occupying habitats from seven different zoogeographic regions. Head to the indoor tropical pavilions to see creatures from warmer climates, and then venture to the outdoor habitats, where larger mammals roam spacious areas that mimic their natural environments. Learn about your favorite animals by attending a daily zookeeper talk, and explore exhibits dedicated to baby polar bears, rhinos, pandas, and white lions. Don't miss the award-winning tundra exhibit, designed to teach visitors about the habitats of snow geese, reindeer, snowy owls, and Arctic foxes and wolves. Check the website for available activities, events, and educational programs. For Toronto Zoo and beyond, use our Toronto tour planner to get the most from your Toronto vacation.
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  • I love the zoo it was great trip for my 4 year old , it has a kids zone with water splash beside a great variety of Animals, make sure you get comfortable shoes for you and you lil ones, as well you.....  more »
  • huge area, a lot walk, it was worth it, kids love the Lyons, penguins , giraffes, the little train around the zoo. I recommend to take a little trolly for your kids .  more »
  • Only one moose :( there’s a moose in the zoo it needs to be loose. There’s a moose in the zoo it is sad  more »
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  • Came here on a hot summer day but enjoyed our experience at this large and spacious zoo. We did not get to see the whole zoo as we went with another couple with small children and we hid a decent rain storm around 4/430 PM that ended our day early, but enjoyed our time and the variety of things to see there. There was a variety of shady spots, covered areas, and buildings to get some relief on hot and sunny days. There were also a lot of large enclosures to view the animals in that were cool and gave some unique perspectives. I particularly enjoyed the gorilla enclosure, we got to see them get fed. It was nice because they had a lot of different areas in which to view them and see them from many different angles. I also liked the otter enclosure. Otters are typically my favorite and they had a good spot to view them and see them underwater. I've been to other zoos where the viewing isn't quite as good. They also had some good food options. We got poutine that I thought was a good amount and a good value. Overall it was a good zoo, decently large, but somewhat typical of most zoos. Not a ton that stuck out, but an enjoyable day.
  • The Toronto Zoo has always been a favourite place of mine! I recently visited in the winter months and I gotta say its even better than visiting during the summer! Less people, you're not sweating buckets, and most of the animals are more active I found! Not to mention the volunteers! How fantastic are they! I stopped to read a sign about the land acknowledgement and a volunteer came over to help explain it to me as this is something relatively new.. I am familiar with land acknowledgements but I thanked them for taking the time to chat with me and to share my delight that the Zoo has a land acknowledgement. Very proud and highly recommended!
  • Went here for Terra Lumina yesterday and was absolutely mesmerized by the entire experience. It was beautiful and educational. The message they were trying to spread throughout the entire experience was enlightening. The walk is a little long so I'd recommend dressing warm if heading for this show. There are warming stations, such as a Tim Horton's, gift shop, fire pits, and those heat lamps along the way to make sure you don't freeze which is great. It great for dates or a fun time with the family.
  • The amount of diversity in animals they have here is amazing. I am not a huge Zoo person but I really wanted to attend the Toronto Zoo due to the amount of variety they have here. Even when visited during the winter they still have a ton of things to do. There were Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, Orangutans and more to look at. Mostly they are indoors due to the weather but they all have very large outdoor fields where they are allowed to free roam. They have an extraordinary walkway which allows you to always be in view of an animal. This is definitely a place to visit if you are looking for something to do. Also the restaurant choices are limited so make sure to either eat before or pack a lunch! But if you are not picky then by all means eat at the restaurant.
  • The toronto zoo is one of my favourite places. I've been going there since I was a baby and my family always got the yearly family pass. The summer time is definitely a better time to go because then you get to interact with the animals at the kids zoo like the skunks, ferrets, and bunnies. But the winter time is great because we just went and saw the snow leopards being fed and the gorillas playing with each other. It's overall a great place all year round! However, if you're trying to visit on a budget, then bring your own food!

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