posted Jul. 4, 2009
Are you a animal lover? Are you looking for something to do this year? Do you have young children and are looking to take them somewhere different? Are you looking to regain memories of your childhood? If you said "YES" to one or more of these question's then I think it is time to visit you local zoo.
I had the chance to visit The Toronto Zoo and it was a treat that many would enjoy. The Toronto Zoo is located on Meadowvale Road in Scarborough just north Highway 401. The Zoo is accessible by car and public transit. Public Transit that goes there is TTC and Go Transit.
The Toronto Zoo has over 5,000 animals that represent over 500 species. The zoo is divide into six different geographic regions and have many animals to see in each area. The 2009 Special Exhibit is Sharks at Stingray Bay A Touching Experience. You are able to go see Stingrays and Sharks and you are allowed to touch them and it is a truly a unique experience This special interactive exhibit runs May 15 to October 12 2009, and costs a extra $3.00 per person (children 3 and under free) but in my opinion it is well worth it.
Also opening August 1 2009 is the Tundra Trek which will be the new home to my favourite the Polar Bears. As well as Arctic Wolves, Arctic Foxes, Snowy Owl, Lesser Snow Geese and where would Santa be without his Reindeer.
I would also like to point out The Toronto Zoo offers some great gift giving idea's such as the "Adopt a Animal program"
I have added some pics of some of the wonderful Animals that you can see at the zoo but do yourself a favour and visit The Toronto Zoo or one of you local zoo's today!
Now you may be think well is the Zoo not expensive? Here is a run down:
General Admission (ages 13 - 64) $21.00
Senior (ages 65+) $15.00
Child (ages 4 - 12) $13.00
Child (ages 3 & younger) FREE
Also to ride the Zoomobile it's $7.00 per rider. But if you by your tickets from Shoppers Drug Mart TicketOps you can cut your self a bit of a break.
There is also the Toronto City Pass where you can buy a book of tickets to 5 of Toronto's big Attraction's with this pass you can avoid the line ups and save yourself a bit of money.
Sumatran Orangutan Baby taken by Green Monkey
African Elephant taken by Green Monkey
African Lion taken by Green Monkey
Great Indian Rhinoceros taken by Green Monkey
River Hippopotamus taken by Green Monkey
So anyways these pics are just a taste of what you can see at The Toronto Zoo but don't take my word on it see it for yourself. It's a great day out for everyone of all ages. Visit www.torontozoo.com for more information.