Adventure and fun at Toronto Zoo

African Lion at Toronto Zoo, ©John Vetterli/Flickr

If you are in Toronto, don’t miss to visit the Zoo. It’s a fantastic adventure both for children and adults! It was open in August 15, 1974 as the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo. It situated in 287 hectares with ten kilometers walking trails. This is the largest and beauties zoo in Canada. Special areas waiting for you at the Zoo such as: Waterside Theatre, Kids Zoo, and Splash Island. In the Toronto Zoo are 5,000 animals (together with fish and invertebrates) embrace over 450 species. This amazing Zoo helps visitors to respect, love and also protect wild animals.

Discovery Zone

Anyway, visit the Kids Zoo; your children will have a dynamic and interactive wildlife experience, the Splash Island provides an unforgettable and exciting two-acre water play and the Waterside Theatre, guarantee a thrilling family entertainment.

Must Sees

At 10-acre incredible Tundra Trek is featuring a remarkable 5-acre Polar bear natural environment inclusive with underwater viewing part. The Gorilla Rainforest provide home to Gorilla troop from Western Lowland.

Polar Bear at Toronto Zoo, ©Commodore Gandalf Cunningham/Flickr

Gift Shops

At the area of the Zoo are seven gift shops and stalls. You can buy great souvenirs for yourself and for your friends.

Display and Layout

The Toronto Zoo divided into seven zoogeographic sections: Americas, Indo-Malaya, Australasia, Africa, Eurasia, Tundra Trek and the Canadian Domain. Some animals are inside in tropical pavilions and outside in natural environments, you can view them at many levels.

African Lion at Toronto Zoo, ©John Vetterli/Flickr


If you or your kids would like to ride, that is ok. Four rides are available at the Zoo: camels, zoomobile, ponies and conservation carousel.

Guest Services

If you think that it would be, too long by walking to cross the whole Zoo you can rent strollers and wagons. If you have heavy bags, there are lockers available at the Main Entrance. Wheelchairs also available for free. Outside the Main Entrance are located ATM bank machines and into the Africa Restaurant.

The Zoomobile at Toronto Zoo, ©Numinosty(by Gary J Wood)/Flickr

Food Services

You have a lot option where you can eat at the area of the Zoo. Look for one of these establishments such as: Peacock Café, Africa Restaurant, Coyote Jack’s, Snack Bar, Beaver Tails, Caribou Café, Polar Bear Patio, Simba Restaurant and so on. You can also have your own picnic. There are picnic tables everywhere throughout the Zoo.


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