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“Panda Bears”
Review of Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo
Ranked #50 of 509 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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I was out working in Cambridge and found out that the panda bears were at the Toronto zoo heading to their new home at the Calgary zoo, had to go have a visit with them even though I’m from Alberta had to go to the Toronto zoo. They were so cute and adorable the Trono zoo was absolutely amazing I was quite shocked to even find out they were open in the winter time and how busy they were, mind you it was spring break but had a great time with the friend

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AnnetteH1768
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I had some great close up encounters - loved the polar bears and the grizzly. A lot was closed up but that’s to be expected. A lot of spare land - can’t help thinking it could have been used more effectively.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kingofgeography
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the zoo in March. No queue as still classed as winter then so very little visitors. Even though it was winter we got to see many animals including the Red Panda (unfortunately we just missed the Giant Pandas!!), polar bears, tigers, cheetahs, giraffes, gorillas, lizards, a baby rhino named Kiran and many more!!

Tim Hortons there for reasonable priced breakfast, lunch, donuts and coffee. Also free phone charging service which I needed to use in order to call an Uber. Really handy and appreciated!!!

I can only imagine how busy it is there in the summer and the queues awful, but for us, March time was great, cold but great. The place is so vast so recommend good walking shoes!! We covered the grounds in about 4-5hrs.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank leeszlad
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Decided to go and bid farewell to the Toronto Zoo's precious family of panda bears. It was worth the expense of admission and parking to observe such fascinating creatures. The cold outdoor temperatures made my trip to the zoo a bit quicker than I had planned but it was worth it to see the cute faces of the male and female panda cubs. It was feeding-time so they were munching away on bamboo shoots with their Mother (Dao) protectively watching over her cubs. The Father was nowhere to be seen which apparently is the normal state of affairs for panda bear males. I was told that the male and female panda adults are only placed together during the mating ritual. After that time they are separated. Fascinating experience to watch the two younger pandas playing together. I felt sad when I took my final photo of the three of them (Mother and daughter & son happily chewing on their bamboo shoots..Hope they'll find new happiness at their new facility at the Calgary Zoo.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Arleneeric
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It was a very nice day, we saw a lot of interesting animals. Very useful to children they enjoyed it very much

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank manal118
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