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Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo


With more than 5,000 animals in our care, representing 450 species, the Toronto Zoo is committed to fighting extinction and connecting people to wildlife.


The Zoo has over 5,000 animals representing over 450 species.

Walking Trails:

There are over 10 km (six miles) of walking trails.


287 hectares (710 acres). Toronto Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world!

Discovery Zone:

Explore the Discovery Zone, featuring the Kids Zoo, a dynamic, interactive children's wildlife experience, Splash Island, an exciting two-acre water play area and the Waterside Theatre, home of family fun. Open seasonally.

Exhibits And Layout:

The Zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, Canadian Domain and the Tundra Trek. Animals are displayed indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in naturalistic environments, with viewing at many levels.


There are four rides: Gorilla Climb Ropes Course, Zoomobile, Conservation Carousel, and the Tundra Air ride. NEW opening Summer 2019, check out our Wild Rouge Zipline & Canopy Tour.


Must Sees:

Meet our baby pygmy hippo Penelope and baby gorilla Charlie in the African Rainforest before visiting one of the largest reptiles in the world, our Aldabra tortoises Rasputin, Queenie and Malila. Plus, visit Amur tigers Vasili and Kira. These endangered tigers are the largest of all sub-species of tiger and are returning to the Zoo for the first time since 2012.

NEW for 2019: Special exhibit ‘Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea’ from May-November 2019 where you can see 10 larger-than-life sculptures made completely from plastic found in waterways and oceans around the world. Plus, climb through the trees in our Wild Rouge Zipline & Canopy Tour, take a stroll down under in our Kangaroo Walk Thru or go behind-the-scenes on one of our NEW Wild Animal Encounters.

Check out our 10-acre Tundra Trek featuring our 5-acre polar bear habitat and underwater viewing area.

See our award-winning Gorilla Rainforest, home to our Western Lowland Gorilla troop; Charles, Josephine, Ngozi, Johari, and Nneka, and Charlie, plus our bachelor group, Nassir and Sadiki.

Explore the African Savanna, home to white rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and white lions.Take a walk through Indo-Malaya, home to Sumatran tigers, orangutans, clouded leopards and more!

Join us for daily animal Keeper Talks and feedings! Enjoy an informative and interactive experience seeing our animals up-close while our Zookeepers will answer your questions about our 5,000 animals.

With over 100 species of fish throughout the Zoo, explore the Zoo's Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the Australasia pavilion, filled with moon jellies, seahorses and more.

Explore our Discovery Zone* featuring:

Kids Zoo: learn, laugh and play with the little ones

Splash Island: our 2-acre splash pad, perfect for a cool down on hot summer days

Waterside Theatre: daily animal shows, free with Zoo admission


Contact Information
2000 Meadowvale Road Toronto M1B5K7
Phone: (416) 392-5929

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