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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. Use our Toronto itinerary planner to visit Toronto Zoo on your trip to Toronto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Enjoy all the beautiful animals In the zoo! Must see the beautiful giant pandas! Pet the sting rays and take a walk through all of the realms of the animal kingdom!  more »
  • As an animal lover and a believer in cruelty free animal enclosures/habitats etc. I really recommend the Toronto Zoo. They are phenomenal with the animals, providing spacious enclosures mimicking thei...  more »
  • Great range of animals. Very spread out so lots of walking. Facilities are in need to upgrading especially the animal pens and the restaurants  more »
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  • My favourite place in Toronto. Easy to get lost though, so take the map they offer!! Awesome area to walk in nice weather. In winter, visit the tropical indoor pavilions. In the summer, bring kinds to the splash pad. The keeper talks are definitely worth it, I learn something new every time!
  • I'm a Toronto teacher. Once my party (school kids and another teacher ) had gone the wrong way while I had to ask for directions. I arrived at the zoo and the other teacher told me they had gone ahead. School had already paid for me with the group as they had gone inside. The zoo people at the booth did not let me to even leave a driver licence with them. I had not brought cash and the other teacher couldn't leave the kids to come to the entrance and vouch for me. My presence was also needed there for supervision. They were rude and refused to call a manager or even call my school to straighten it out. After that my school didn't plan any more trips there even though we're very close. Some teachers in my school are also animal rights activists and this was all the more reason to cross off the zoo from our list, alongside animal circus.
  • ZOO STRIKE? NOT EVEN ON A ROTATION SCHEDULE. ANYONE INVOLVED WITH THE CARE OF THE ANIMALS PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT YOUR UNION. SHOW UP AND CARE FOR THE ANIMALS. THEY ARE INNOCENTS IN ALL OF THIS AND RELY ON YOU. They don't understand or care about contract disputes. They just want their food and needs attended to. They never asked to be born into or kept in captivity. You owe them a duty of care beyond what your needs your fellow coworkers needs and union needs are. Please listen to your heart. If your the type of person who I hope you are you will be willing to still give them the time and care they deserve. Personally I would turn in my union card if they can couldn't understand my needing to be there for the only ones that really matter. THE ANIMALS.
  • Good but too wide to be fun for one day visit, and no good map guide, we lost the direction many times there. It should be better signs to guide visitors where should we go next. Also, the animals in a very wide cages so sometimes it's hard to see them. But in general is good and better to go there in summer if you have kids to use the water play area.
  • Love this place! Simply the best place to go when kids are bored. Zoo mobile ride are great and they are free when you have a season pass. I took my child almost every weekend when he was two and three years old. So much to see to see and lots to do. And amazing programs, specially when Christmas comes kids get to take pics Santa and small stuff animal for very minimal fee.