Thinking about trying something exotic like Turtle Soup?…Think Again – There is potential for Serious Health Effects

Sea turtles, specifically green sea turtles, are at risk each breeding season from poachers who kill them for food. Sea turtles slowly haul themselves out of the water during nesting season where they… Continue reading

Keep your Eyes out for Amphibians!

It’s that time of year when many of our Ontario frogs and salamanders move out of their hibernation areas and start their journey to breed in nearby vernal pools. Vernal pools are temporary… Continue reading

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

Turtle Troubles are Back at the Ostrander Point Wind Farm Site

In February 2014 an Ontario court ruled that the environmental tribunal, whom reviewed the assessment of threats to the Blanding’s turtle population at Ostrander Point, made a mistake when it rejected a proposed… Continue reading

Do You Think Turtle Fencing Helps Prevent Turtle Road Mortality ? Is it worth the Cost?

Share your option about turtle fencing in the City of Kingston. If you would like to participate go to the Mark Gerretsen, Mayor of City of Kingston Facebook Page and take his poll… 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

Part 2: How do Frogs Survive the Winter?

Hibernation is just another fact of life for Ontario’s reptiles and amphibians. Both the shorter days and colder temperatures are cues to our animals to initiate the start of a long winter sleep.… Continue reading

Winter Hibernation Part 1: How do Turtles Survive the Winter?

Hibernation for Ontario’s turtles begins in October when cooler weather begins to slow their metabolism. Heat speeds up metabolism whereas cold slows it down. A slower metabolism conserves both oxygen and energy stores.… 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

World Wetlands Day Thank You

A Big Thank You! to everyone that participated in the Toronto Zoo’s World Wetlands Day! The cold didn’t keep people from venturing outside and around the zoo, especially when there are so many… Continue reading