The official account of the Toronto Zoo. WARNING: may contain traces of cute. #torontozoo
Posted at: 2019-07-15 18:51:41
Ain’t no party like a watermelon party 🍉
Petal is celebrating her 33rd birthday today. Watch as her and sister Perky II celebrate with some delicious 🍉 #BirthdayHippo
Posted at: 2019-07-12 21:12:32
Giraffes are the world’s tallest land mammal with a neck that is 6ft long and weighs up to 600lbs! 🦒☁️ These gentle giants also have a heart that can weigh up to 25lbs 💖#FunFactFriday
Posted at: 2019-07-11 19:37:35
Our ring-tailed lemurs Lily, Ruby, Rusty and Lasonia are enjoying their new summer home! ☀️🐒 Did you know that the Zoo supports @planetmadagascar, a conservation, education and community development organization that aims to create sustainable forest communities for people and wildlife in Madagascar? Planet Madagascar is a local wildlife management team that protects 357 hectares of forest fragments which surrounds 4,000 acres of continuous forest. The organization works to restore lemur habitat and has restored an area three times the size of the Toronto Zoo!
The Toronto Zoo also proudly chooses 100% green electricity provided by @bullfrogpower to support all of our conservation programs and the lemur’s New Summer Home 🐒
Posted at: 2019-07-09 17:58:34
Matilda is completely integrated into the penguin colony now! 🐧 She sleeps with them in the indoor habitat and has been making her way to the fish bucket during lunch (instead of waiting until the end when the others leave.) She also loves to swim in the large pool and “protects” the Keepers during the Keeper Talks by calling (yelling) at the seagulls. 😂 #WaddleWatch
Posted at: 2019-07-04 15:45:15
We interrupt your feed to deliver you this very important #PUPDATE 🐺
Our Wildlife Care team has confirmed the sexes of our four wolf pups, watch below! #WolfWatch
Posted at: 2019-07-03 20:02:08
Eye spy with my little eye 👀 Can you spot the joey? 🦘
Tori, our 8-year-old Western grey kangaroo, has been observed with a joey in her pouch. This makes both Tori and father Simon first-time parents. Once born, joeys stay hidden for approximately three months and will not leave the pouch for approximately six months, then will venture out for short periods of time but will return for rest and food. After another two months, the joey will stay outside the pouch, but continue to nurse for up to 18 months.
Keepers first observed Tori with a joey on April 13th, 2019. He/she first popped its head out on Saturday June 29th, meaning the little joey may not venture out of the pouch for another few months. Stop by our Kangaroo Walk-Thru and you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Tori and her joey on your next visit to the Zoo. #BabyRoo
Posted at: 2019-07-02 19:52:24
Our Kangaroo Walk-Thru is now open! 🦘 Step into the Australian Outback and experience our kangaroo mob and wallabies from within their habitat from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily.
Our ‘roos may be a little shy during the reopening of the Kangaroo Walk-Thru and hours are subject to change without notice. Please keep your voices down when visiting and stick to the designated pathways. 🦘
Each year, a wild pair of Trumpeter swans inhabit our Weston Pond in the Canadian Domain. They are one of the first breeding pairs a part of our Breeding and Release program, dating all the way back to the 70’s! This week, we were excited to discover they've welcomed four new cygnets! 🐣
Trumpeter swans are a conservation success story here in Ontario and have been brought back from the brink of extinction. As late as 1925 it was believed they were a vanishing species. The Toronto Zoo is one of the various sites that were selected for restoration programs and many offspring have been bred here on-site since. #savingspecies