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Wild Encounters

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Wild Encounters Grizzly Bear Picnic

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Join us as we take you on a tour of our home and native land. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Toronto Zoo's wood bison reproductive studies that help their wild counterparts and participate in an un-BEAR-ably unique experience featuring Samson and Shintay, our resident grizzlies! The group will get to choose and fill various enrichment items for the bears with their favourite foods. You will then get to watch the bears enjoy their breakfast, that you helped prepare, and play with their enrichment from an exclusive behind the scenes area.
Please note that the Canadian Domain Hill is a steep incline and can be a strenuous walk.
*Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
* 30-45 minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Bactrian Camels

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One hump or two? Go behind the scenes and learn about one of the world's most critically endangered large mammals. You will have the opportunity to get up close to our caravan of camels, feed them some of their favourite treats, and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis.
*Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
* 30-45 minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Hakuna Matata

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Do hyenas really laugh? Can lions sing and warthogs dance? Come find out on this NEW Wild Encounter! Visit the species that were the inspiration behind the Disney classic, The Lion King. On this Wild Encounter you will experience an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the African Savanna to meet animals such as our warthogs, spotted hyena, ostriches and wildebeest. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about other savanna animals such as the white lions, white rhinos and more! Come explore the Circle of Life here at the Toronto Zoo!
*Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
* 30-45 minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Reptile Rendezvous

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Reptiles! Slither behind the sssssscenes to meet some of our sssssscaly friends in this exclusive Wild Encounters area. Learn all about the different reptiles and the roles they play within the Outreach and Discovery department here at the Toronto Zoo!
*Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs.
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
*30-45-minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Western Grey Kangaroo

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Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to meet our kangaroo mob, as well as our Bennett's Wallabies. You will have exclusive access into our Kangaroo Walkthrough habitat where you will be able to experience our mob up close and watch them eat their favourite snack!* Learn what it takes to care for one of Australia's most iconic marsupials.
*Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs.
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
*30-45-minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Greater One-Horned Rhino

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Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our greater one-horned rhino habitat where you will get the once in a lifetime opportunity to feed one of these gentle giants a very delicious treat. You will get to see how our keepers care for these animals and learn more about how you can help maintain their population in the wild.
*Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
* 30-45 minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Masai Giraffe

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Join us as we take you on an up close adventure to see the world's tallest land mammal and meet the newest member of our giraffe family! You will be taken behind the scenes of our giraffe habitat and learn what it takes to care for this iconic African species.
*Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
* 30-45 minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Sumatran Tigers

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Join us as we take you on an up-close adventure to see where the smallest tiger species lives and learn all about how we take care of this critically endangered cat. You will be taken behind our tiger habitat to get a closer view of these striped felines while learning all about how you can make a difference to their long-term survival in the wild.
*Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
* 30-45 minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Polar Bears

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Join us for a behind the scenes look at our polar bear house and learn all about these incredible Arctic Ambassadors. Learn what it takes to care for these animals year round and join one of our polar bear keepers in an exclusive area to watch a training session with one of our polar bears up close!
*Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
* 30-45 minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Western Lowland Gorilla

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Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes visit with our Western lowland gorilla troop. You will be guided to the back of our outdoor gorilla habitat and get the inside scoop on the day-to-day care of these brilliant primates including the work that goes into planning their nutrition, training, and much more. Afterwards, watch as our keepers set up the exhibit with enrichment and foraging opportunities for our troop. You will then watch as the gorillas come out to explore their hidden treats while you learn more about how you can help conserve these magnificent animals' natural habitat.
*Our experiences are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs.
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
*30-45-minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters African Savanna Tour

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Experience an African safari without leaving the City on this trek behind the scenes at our eland, and zebra habitats. You will be guided through the Savanna to an exclusive behind-the-scenes barn to learn about how the keepers care for our zebras and eland. Guests will get to feed our eland some snacks and then be guided to an exclusive area to visit our World Guinness Record holder, the watusi, and give them some snacks too!
*Our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Due to precautions associated with the COVID19 pandemic, some experiences may limit and/or exclude touching or feeding by guests. Please check tour description for further details.
* 30-45 minute walking tour

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.