Spanning 25,000 square feet of living quarters for coldblooded creatures, Reptilia houses more than 200 venomous and nonvenomous reptiles and amphibians. Experienced keepers and handlers educate zoo-goers on the critters that make up the more than 50 exhibits, including star attractions such as a 14-foot king cobra, a red-footed tortoise, and Induna—a 14-foot Nile crocodile weighing more than 1,200 pounds. Besides expounding on animals’ eating habits during four live feedings each day, the staff also demonstrates the reptiles’ instinctive behaviors during live shows in an on-site theatre. Furthering its commitment to reptilian education, the zoo helps visitors overcome their irrational fears of snakes, spiders, and terrarium glass in a four-week course dedicated to phobias, and camp counselors guide Reptilia campers through science experiments, arts and crafts, and ecologically focused zoo tours.
Since 1974, Toronto Zoo has been a Canadian leader in saving and protecting species as Canada’s largest Zoo. Sprawling over 710 acres within the heart of the Rouge Valley, it is home to over 5,000 animals representing more than 450 species. Including Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue and the Zoo’s playful Indian rhino calf Nandu.
The first rhino born at the Zoo in over sixteen years. Catch a daily animal Keeper Talk or the Amazing Animal Show, then cool off at Splash Island, the Toronto Zoo’s two acre splash pad (open daily until Labour Day), and all free with Zoo admission.
Size: Open year-round, one of the largest Zoo’s in the world with over 10 kilometers of walking trails and over 340,000 square feet of indoor tropical pavilions to enjoy the Zoo rain or shine.
Don’t Miss: Home to Canada’s only giant panda cubs, mom Er Shun and Da Mao.
Eye Catchers: Visit polar bear cub Juno in the Tundra Trek, and four white lion cubs in the African Savanna. Plus meet the first born Indian rhino calf in over 16 years at the Toronto Zoo.
Must Sees: Animal keeper talks year-round, the Zoo’s Amazing Animal Show or 2-acre splash pad “Splash Island” this summer.
What to See Under The Sea: With over 100 species of fish throughout the Zoo, explore the Zoo’s Great Barrier Reef exhibit filled with moon jellies and seahorses and more.
Get ready for a cultural experience unlike any other at Muskoka Wildlife Centre in Severn Bridge.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Here you can get the full spectrum on various cultures so stop by today and enjoy a weekend of exploration.
The third-oldest zoo in the United States, the Buffalo Zoo was originally founded in 1875, and is the highest attended cultural institution in the region. A great year-round family destination, the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. daily (gates close at 4 p.m.)
Animal species serving as education and conservation ambassadors include the Asian elephant, Western Lowland gorilla, African lion, Indian rhinoceros, and giraffe. And, at the brand-new Arctic Edge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, celebrity polar bear Luna and her mother Anana await your visit.
At Puck’s Farm, visitors can bond with 180 acres of the natural environment by learning about harvest-time chores and activities or scheduling weddings and events year-round on the open grounds. Guests of the farm can meet its animal residents, including emus, llamas, and a farm cat, which is much friendlier than a farm puma. For an even more interactive experience with fauna, Puck’s offers pony rides and the opportunity to milk cows and churn butter. Wooded trails traverse the expanse and present one of the many places on the farm where guests can delight in the changing of the seasons. Fall, for example, offers a variety of seasonal activities: visitors can get lost in corn mazes, pick ripened pumpkins, ride in horse-drawn wagons, and stroll through trails speckled with changing leaves. Autumn months also see pigs and goats building their nests for the winter ahead. An onsite snack bar serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries enables guests to refuel for full days of farm activities.