Toronto Zoo

And an area of 700 acres; making it one of the largest zoos in the world, and includes 5,000 animals in that vast space, including 1,200 rare type. And works in the service park 3,000 workers, a doctor and a cook, and 85 hold an annual festival, and is visited annually 15 million visitors, and have a special law to protect the environment and animals

                  The Toronto Zoo, located in the east end of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), is one of Toronto's attractions and is a great place for spending a summer outing with the family. Kids will enjoy the trip and it will be a great learning experience as well.

Spanning over 700 acres of land and housing well over 5,000 animals from various parts of the world, the Toronto Zoo is Canada's largest zoo. Given the large size of the zoo which has approximately 10 kilometers of walking trails, you can spend a whole day at the zoo.

Depending on how much time you have and whether you have children with you, proper advanced planning is recommended in order for you to make the trip to the zoo enjoyable and a memorable one. There is a lot to explore in this large animal sanctuary, both for children and adults, which is broken down into seven different zoo geographic regions.

These zoo geographical regions include both indoor and outdoor exhibits of animals and plants:

At the Ind-Malaya Pavilion, which is the first to the left at the zoo entrance, you will find animals from the tropical rainforests of India, Malaysia and Indonesia like tigers, rhinos, leopards, orangutans, to name a few, including an indoor exhibit which houses butterflies.

The African Pavilion, being the largest of the seven pavilions, is split up into two: the African Rainforest Pavilion where you will find animals like the Gorilla, Pygmy Hippopotamus, crocodiles, and different types of reptiles; the African Savannah Pavilion houses lions, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas, and many others.

The Canadian Domain Pavilion showcases North American animals like the cougar, moose, elk, grizzly bear, to name a few.

The Americas Pavilion has animals from North and South America like the beaver, American alligator, Boa constrictor, Giant Pacific octopus, as well as many different amphibians and reptiles

The Tundra Trek is one of the newer regions of the Toronto Zoo housing arctic animals like polar bears, arctic foxes and wolves, European reindeer, and Snowy owl.

The Australasia Pavilion showcases many of Australia's animals like kangaroos, Victoria crowned pigeon, emus, wallabies, and many different reptiles.

The Eurasia Pavilion is among the oldest in the zoo housing animals, from the super-continent which makes up Europe and Asia, like the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Siberian Tiger, domestic yak, Bactrian Camel, European Bison, and others.

Apart from the above pavilions, The Toronto Zoo has a unique educational themed area called the Zellers Kids Discovery Zone which offers a water park called Splash Island, a water-side theater, and a kids zoo featuring a variety of domestic animals like goats, pigs, wild turkey, ferrets, and others.


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