Introducing Eryk to Adopt-A-Pond

  Welcome to Eryk, our newest addition to the Adopt-A-Pond team. He recently completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Guelph. During his time at Guelph, he volunteered in a… Continue reading

Shoreline Cleanup with Barrick Gold

The Adopt-A-Pond crew recently teamed up with the staff at Barrick Gold to clean up the beaches and marshes of Rouge National Urban Park. This company generously contributed to our Blanding’s turtle headstart… Continue reading

Baby turtles released to the wild!

  Earlier this week, we released a new cohort of young Blanding’s turtles into the soon-to-be Rouge National Urban Park. This is part of our Urban Turtle Initiative project; to headstart Blanding’s turtles… Continue reading

New Staff at Adopt-A-Pond

Welcome to Nadine and Amy, our two new seasonal staff at Adopt-A-Pond. Nadine studied Zoology at the University of Guelph and completed a Master’s project on the star-nosed mole at the University of… Continue reading

World TurtleWeekend!

Sunday May 22 and Holiday Monday May 23, 2016 Main Event: Americas Wetlands 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Turtles around the world are threatened with extinction, but they are also some of the… Continue reading

Event: Spring Toad Festival

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Americas Wetlands Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of amorous male toads in search of that special someone! Our… Continue reading

A Scary Salamander update!

There is a deadly pathogen affecting wild salamanders in Europe (originating from imported Asian newts), one that has the potential to cause massive die offs of our native salamanders if it reaches North… Continue reading

Shaking things up at Adopt-A-Pond!

The Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme at Toronto Zoo is a very busy place. There are always lots of conservation projects on the go, lots of turtles to look after, and lots of events… Continue reading

TORONTO ZOO IS CELEBRATING LEAP YEAR WITH AMAZING AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION EFFORTS

The Toronto Zoo is LEAPING in anticipation of Monday, February 29, 2016! Celebrating a leap year always bring focus to the many amazing amphibians here at the Zoo. Along with our successful Frog Watch Ontario… Continue reading

Our Baby Turtles are Growing up!

Staff from the Adopt-A-Pond programme look after 200 baby turtles here at Toronto Zoo. These turtles are more than just interesting creatures to learn about though, they are the future for declining populations… Continue reading