Toronto Zoo, Toronto
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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The Toronto Zoo is amazing. The animals are alert and active. The zoo is nicely arranged and a nice size. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes. There are benches to stop and rest if needed. Th... read more »
J'ai eu une très bonne experience au zoo de toronto. Les animaux étaient souriant. Blague a part. Très grande variété d'animaux. Un endroit amusant pour les petit et les grands. Très propres et bien e... read more »I had a very good experience at the toronto zoo. The animals were smiling. Joke a part very wide variety of animals. A fun place for the small and the large. Very clean and well maintained. I would definitely stay here again.show original
This is one of the best zoos we have visited. The layout covers various world areas including: Eurasia Wilds; Tundra Trek; Americas; Canadian Domain; African Savanna and Indo-Malaya. If you have child... read more »
Great layout and excellent conservation work. It's an expensive day, but you see some wonderful things. The plants are a surprising bonus since people generally go for the animals. I don't get the panda thing - 90 minutes lining up to see a panda take a dump, not my thing, but the rest was excellent.
OMG, I know I shouldn't be super impressed by zoos or advocate for caging animals but I absolutely LOVE zoos, so I've visited quite a few. Toronto zoo was great, lots of animals and a great walk. Definitely something kids would enjoy, however, it can be overwhelming for them because the zoo is quite big so probably need to take a few rests if they get tired. I was there was with my husband and his younger cousins (ages 13-16) and we all had a blast. Oh, the pandas are definitely worth the wait! Also you can buy online and get a group on for cheaper admission!
Over the span of a few years we have been here a few times. The animal enclosures still look identical to the first time I went and they aren't anything spectacular. It seems like the only type of thing they put effort into making look more appealing are the signs and advertising everywhere for the featured show/exhibit at the time. Penguins were in small enclosed space you could look through windows, had little pool, all cement and some black rubber mats. Not sure how often they are in the outer one. Many animals haven't been viewable on any of our trips because they are off trying to get some shade or not be bothered. It feels like an exciting place to go until you do and realize it's not that spectacular.
We've been members for a number of years. We try to go every few weekends to simply walk around and see the animals. Sometimes we pick a particular area and/or pavilion to go to and the kids enjoy reading many of the signs and information posts. If you intend to visit at least twice, it's well worth getting a yearly pass.
Awesome place for the family. We bought the trolley pass, but the seats were too cramped to fit a stroller comfortably. We ended up walking most of the time. It's more like a two day trip to see everything due to all the walking.
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