Category Archive: Conservation

A Big Thank You for Participating in Earth Day and Teachers’ Day

A Big Thank You!!! To Everyone Who Participated in Earth day and Teachers’ Day Last Weekend at the Toronto Zoo

Come Join Adopt-A-Pond at 2 Great Events! Happing at the Toronto Zoo this Weekend 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Zoo Closes at 6pm!

2014 Earth Day Celebrations and Farmers’ Market Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th Earthday Event 10am – 4:30 pm Rain Barrel Sale 10am to 4:30pm Framer’s Market 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm… Continue reading

World Turtle Day School Challenge: Win A FREE class trip to the Toronto Zoo

Have you ever heard of an Axolotl?

Photos licence The Axolotl is Mexico’s aquatic salamander that has a slimy tadpole looking tail, feathery gills that look like antlers, and mouth that curls into a smile. Many people recognize them in… Continue reading

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Pavilion

World Wetlands Day Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Americas Pavilion While polar bears are enjoying the winter weather, ever wondered where wetland creatures go in the winter? Come celebrate… Continue reading

Team Effort to Airlift a Turtle to Peterborough

Original article taken from Ausable Bayfield Conservation Last spring Port Franks Ontario resident Bill Mallett found an injured 13-pound male snapping turtle injured on the road. The snapper, Mallett suitably named Porter, was… Continue reading

Brandon Adopt-A-Pond’s High School Co-op

The Toronto Zoo is one of the most interesting and diverse places to do co-op! As a co-op student at Adopt-A-Pond I’ve done various tasks for different people in several departments. These tasks… Continue reading

A Fuzzy Airstrike on the Brown Tree Snakes (Boiga irregularis) of Guam

Brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) are an invasive species introduced to the island of Guam accidently through cargo ships in the late 1940’s. Today their population has reached unprecedented numbers, devastating the majority… Continue reading

Get Kids Thinking About Nature! Resources for Teachers

Want see what life is like living as a turtle?  Try out this online game designed to show you what it’s like living in a turtle’s shell. Be a Blanding’s or a Painted… Continue reading

Did you know some lizards can be legless?

Did you know some lizards can be legless? There are over 200 species of legless lizards worldwide.  Fossil records suggest millions of years ago species of lizards all over the world independently lost… Continue reading