Category Archive: Snakes

Upcoming Special Event: Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop

What: Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop When: Sunday April 23rd 2017 from 10:00 to 11:30am Where: Toronto Zoo – Education Auditorium The Toronto Zoo will once again be hosting its popular Massasauga Rattlesnake Workshop on… Continue reading

Making Roads Safer for Turtles

The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project has been moving along at a slow and steady pace over the past 10 years. Starting as a group of concerned citizens who wanted to do something… Continue reading

The Many Homes of Milksnakes

Or is that Milkshakes? Ontario is home to the Eastern Milksnake, a rather chocolate and caramel coloured snake, if you will. And right beside us here at the Toronto Zoo, is a small… Continue reading

The secret to climbing…With no legs!

Ontario is home to 17 species of snakes, some swim, some burrow, and some climb. Ever wondered how animals with no legs can be great climbers? According to a study by Bruce Jayne… Continue reading

Event: Coexisting With Our Massasauga Rattlesnake– A Workshop on Identification and Safety —

  Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Training Room, 361A Old Finch. Ave Toronto ON M1B 5K7 Each year, the Toronto Zoo hosts rattlesnake workshops for the people who share… Continue reading

Cute Baby Rattlesnakes!

Adopt-A-Pond is a big supporter of the preservation of Ontario’s eastern massasauga rattlesnake’s (Sistrurus catenatus) population and their genetic legacy! So it’s no big surprise that we are thrilled the Zoo received a… Continue reading

NEW Boelen’s Python At the Toronto ZOO

The Malayan Woods pavilion has a new resident- the Boelens python (Morelia boeleni). Theo, otherwise known as Prince Theodore the 7th of the Green Forest, is now viewable just inside the pavilion`s entry… Continue reading

Celebrate March Break at the Toronto Zoo with Parks Canada! March 8th to Sunday March 16th, 2014

Saturday March 8th to Sunday March 16th, 2014 Parks Canada Event Hours 10:00am to 4:00pm Zoo March Break Hours 9:30am to 6:00pm (last admission 5pm) On hand for the fun will be our… Continue reading

It’s a bird, it’s a plane….It’s a flying snake?

Did you know some snakes can fly? Well glide actually, with surprisingly good aerodynamic abilities. One of the world’s five species of flying snakes is found in southeastern Asia, and is known as… 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