THANK-YOU to all of you that came out to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on Wednesday!

Together with staff and volunteers from the Toronto Zoo and 21 local community members we cleaned up over 340 lbs. of garbage from the Rouge Marsh and Beaches!! Because of you, fewer wildlife will suffer tragic… Continue reading

Events: Don’t Miss Three Amazing Adopt-A-Pond Events Happening This October!

Rouge Park Hikes Sunday, October 4th, 2015 Location Wetland Loop on Cedar Meet at Zoo Road 1749 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON Join Crystal from the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme at the wetlands of Rouge Park… Continue reading

Event: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at the Rouge Beach Park

Want to help protect native wildlife and clean up our community? For several years now, Toronto Zoo staff and volunteers have participated in one of the greatest events to save Canadian species and keep our shorelines healthy! This year, the… Continue reading

Free Plants and Workshops for Your Shoreline

Hardened concrete shorelines and grass mowed right to the water’s edge has definitely been the preferred way of landscaping in the past. But keeping it natural is now the way to go for… Continue reading

Captain Sunshine Makes Another Outreach Appearance

Amazing Animals by Kyle MacDonald of DurhamRegion.com featured the Toronto Zoo Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation program’s outreach Blanding’s turtle, Captain Sunshine! The very friendly Captain helps us teach kids about turtle conservation in schools… Continue reading

Stewardship Spotlight: Jennifer Howard’s Mission for more Turtle Crossing Signs

Check out this wonderful article about Adopt-A-Pond’s long time Turtle Tallier Jennifer Howard and Innisfil’s celebrity snapping turtle, Gilfred! Gilfred lives in the deep ditches and creeks along Gilford Road near Cook’s Bay. Every summer… Continue reading

Massasauga Month: Births, Workshops and Stewardship!

Massasauga Rattlesnake Births! The Toronto Zoo is proud to announce the latest success story from one of the zoo’s many conservation breeding programs; the birth of six massasauga rattlesnakes on Wednesday August 16,… Continue reading

New Baby Blanding’s Turtles!

Success!  We are happy to announce 4 clutches of Blanding’s turtle eggs hatched successfully the over the August long weekend! These baby Blanding’s are our new recruits for Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation… Continue reading

Why We Are Here – Zoos and Conservation

Toronto Zoo released a new video describing the work we do behind-the-scenes and how it is vital to the survival of animals that could become extinct in our lifetime! Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme’s… Continue reading

Turtle Protector Saves Over 200 Baby Turtles!

Check out the full story of Pat and his turtles using the video link below: VIDEO LINK  Article taken from Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV CKWS Newswatch Published July 07, 2015 06:07… Continue reading