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“Had to return to see the Pandas”
Review of Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo
Ranked #19 of 522 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Toronto Zoo is a living centre for education and science, committed to providing compelling guest experiences and inspiring passion to protect wildlife and habitats. Did you know that your admission into Canada's premier Zoo helps support the over 5,000 animals? In addition to having award-winning outdoor and indoor exhibits, education programs, special events, daily Keeper Talks and the Discovery Zone*, the Toronto Zoo is home to Canada's only giant pandas! Don't forget to visit with Da Mao, Er Shun and her dynamic cubs-Jia Panpan and Jia Yeuyeu-before they depart March 2018. NEW at the Toronto Zoo, visitors can now see our state-of the-art Wildlife Health Centre*. This new facility is the first of its kind in Canada and further enhances the Toronto Zoo as a centre of excellence in high-quality animal care through veterinary and reproductive sciences, nutritional physiology, and conservation and wildlife research.Exclusive to our Zoomobile tour, you can now see first-hand a glimpse into the work we do behind-the-scenes. Your Zoomobile ride-all-day wristband* or Membership Card gives you access to a viewing gallery featuring the following rooms: Diagnostic Imaging, Treatment, Surgery, Clinical Lab and Endocrinology Lab. *not included in Zoo Admission, additional fee applies. To help plan your day please visit our website and we look forward to seeing you very soon! *Seasonal schedules apply. Special events subject to change without notice.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We have been to the zoo many times and each and every time it does not disappoint. Some key items to be aware of is that it is very large and lots and lots of walking. The Panda exhibit was well laid out an planned for large groups of people. We enjoyed the Polar Bears and the White Lions as well. The hill to the Americas is still very steep and very hard to walk if you have knee issues. I have personally not visited this area since the the monorail was removed. The train does not seem to access this area directly. They have setup another area near the pandas and the train actually travels through this area where you can see various Eurasia animals such as Przewalski's horses, Bactrian camels, Domestic yaks, Dhole (Asiatic wild dog), etc. It was nice but the train does not stop long enough to take pictures of the animals in the compounds. Food prices are reasonable considering that you are a captive audience but if you have hungry kids, I suggest packing a picnic lunch. Lots of area to do this.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We spent 7 hours there and I feel like we barely saw any animals.

The zoo is huge with not much to see. I think the zoo is getting worse over the years. I remember it being better the last time we were there but that was 10 years ago.

A lot of the animals looked lonely and there was not much in their habitat.

Kids were so tired from all the walking they didn't enjoy themselves.

Should have saved our money and spent the day at a park with a splash pad because that was the highlight of the visit for them.

Food prices are ridiculous. $6.50 for an ice cream treat, give me a break.

Elephants are leaving the zoo, we did not get to see them as they are "training" for their departure. Did not see any tigers.

Very little or no information on the animals, only time you learned anything was if you caught a zookeeper talk.

Save your money ($102 for 2 kids 2 adults!!) and go elsewhere!

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Visited the Toronto Zoo on June 29th with my 22-year old daughter. We were pleasantly surprised! A huge well kept zoo. We were thrilled to be able to see most of the animals. Be prepared to do a tremendous amount of walking as the Toronto Zoo is huge! It may be a bit too much walking for small children, be sure to bring along a stroller or wagon or to rent one at the main gate. My only complaint is the viewing areas for the very popular animals, such as the Pandas, polar bears, and a few others. We highly recommend visiting the Toronto Zoo.

Thank kingc222
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I have been to the Toronto Zoo quite a few times in the past 10-15 years but my recent visit was the most enjoyable with the Giant panda

Thank Odessafile75
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Its a zoo. yes it has a decent collection of animals from around the world but some of the most popular ones are difficult to see due to their display enclosures.

Thank 1colin_thompson
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