The Toronto Zoo has over 5,000 animals representing over 450 species and 10km of walking trails. Our Zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic regions as you will see on the Zoo map. We are dedicated to providing the animals in our care with the means to live long and enriching lives while connecting people to wildlife. Visitors may come across animal feedings (which could include the feeding of prey items), breeding activities or other natural behaviours while visiting the Zoo.


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 five rides: Gorilla Climb Ropes Course, Zoomobile, Conservation Carousel, Tundra Air ride, and 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.

NEW opening this December: Terra Lumina: An Enchanted Night Walk Into A Bright Future.  Terra Lumina takes visitors on a journey through a luminous vision of our planet’s future. Passing through a portal, travelers will be transported to a fantastical vision of the year 2099, a time when humans have learned to live in harmony with nature, protecting our planet and the wildlife that calls it home. Visit for details.


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



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