Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo covers 710 acres (287 hectares) and is divided into 'zoogeographic' regions. It features four major tropical indoor pavilions and several smaller indoor viewing areas, plus numerous outdoor exhibits with more than six miles (10km) of walking trails. The zoo houses more than 5,000 animals representing more than 500 different species. Favourites include hippo, lemurs, otters, gorillas, bears, Giant Pandas, snow leopards, lions, penguins and cheetah. This world-class zoo attracts well over a million visitors every year and should delight the whole family. There are numerous snack bars and gift kiosks scattered throughout the grounds.

Address: Meadowvale Road, Scarborough

Website: www.torontozoo.com

Telephone: (416) 392 5900

Transport: Rouge Hill GO Train station; #86A Scarborough bus route or #85 Sheppard East bus route

Opening times: Open daily, from 9.30am to 4.30pm (November to December); 9.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays and 6pm on weekends and holidays (2 September to October); 9am to 7pm (May to 1 September)

Admission: May to October: C$28 (adults), C$18 (kids aged 3 - 12). November to April: C$23 (adults), C$14 (kids aged 3 - 12). Other concessions are available