Elmvale Jungle Zoo


Discover an exciting and educational outdoor adventure at the Elmvale Jungle Zoo. Walk along shaded and winding trails. View majestic white lions and tigers. Delight in the playful antics of monkeys and lemurs. Watch the mischievious baby animals play. Admire the beauty of rare and exotic birds and other wildlife in the natural surroundings of the zoo’s 30 acres.


The original site was on 2 acres, exhibiting a few animals with mostly reptiles. In 1972 the zoo was purchased by the Persi family who has expanded the zoo to over 30 acres. With winding shaded trails you can enjoy an up close and personal experience from animals around the world.

25 additional acres has been untouched for the natural habitat reserved for animals native to this area.

Zoos play an important role in protection and conservations of wildlife.


  • No entry reservations required
  • Tickets purchased at our Entrance Building (All guests MUST be present at the time of purchasing Admissions)
  • No re-entry
  • No Capacity limits
  • Gift Shop is Open
  • Snack Bar is closed this season. (due to the Avian Influenza coming from wild birds)
  • No picnics, lunches or food spread. ONLY nut free pre-wrapped snacks and drinks can be brought in. We thank you for cooperation.
  • No outside food to be brought in to feed the animals due to dietary and contamination reasons. 
  • Educational Presentations are not available at this time.
  • Service Dogs; To ensure availability and to help plan your visit we ask that you pre-book with the Elmvale Jungle Zoo with at least a 48-hour notice prior to your visit by calling 705-322-1112 or emailing info@elmvalejunglezoo.com and ask for our Accessibility Plan.
  • Ensure you leave your pets at home and not in your vehicle.
  • Harassment and verbal abuse towards any Elmvale Jungle Zoo employee will not be tolerated.


Elmvale Jungle Zoos top priority is the health and well-being of our animals, our valued team as well as our guests. To ensure the health and safety of all, we have implemented new operational protocols in accordance with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and the Government of Ontario guidelines. All regular Elmvale Jungle Zoo policies still apply. Guests that do not abide by any of these guidelines will be asked to leave.

As we warmly welcome back our guests, we ask that the following health and safety guidelines be abided by:

  • We ask that guests refrain from visiting if they are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, have been in close contact with someone exhibiting these symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has.

Sanitization stations are set up at the entrance, exit as well as in multiple areas throughout the Zoo. Additional sanitation protocols will be in place for the cleaning of our washrooms.

Elmvale Jungle Zoo is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

Please note that Payments will be made at Admissions (Debit/Credit/Cash) and not online. Elmvale Jungle Zoo is weather permitting and the Zoo may close early or will not be open due to weather conditions, please check our Facebook Page or call 705-322-1112.