The Toronto zoo is the premier attraction in Toronto for animal lovers, featuring over 5,000 animals and 10 km of walking trails.
The newest attraction to the zoo is the Xie Shou Giant Panda experience where you can meet pandas Er Shun and Da Mao, shipped from China. Other exciting attractions include the 10-acre Tundra Trek which includes a five-acre Polar bear habitat and underwater viewing area; the African Penguin exhibit; the Gorilla Rainforest; and the Great Barrier Reef, a replica filled with many species of fish native to Australasia.
There are plenty of interactive exhibits for kids, such as the Kids Discovery Zone, which includes an interactive Kids Zoo, Splash Island and animal/bird shows at the Waferside Theatre.
Located on the outskirts of Toronto in Scarborough, the Toronto Zoo is a great day trip. It is as easy to get to the zoo via TTC as it is to drive. The 86A bus from Kennedy Station and the 85 A or B buses from Don Mills Station take you directly to the zoo. Strollers and wagons are available to rent at the main entrance and wheelchairs are available at no cost. There are bank machines at the Main Entrance and in the Africa Restaurant. It’s open daily from 9am to 7pm.