The Toronto Zoo in Photos

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Earlier this month I made a day trip to one of my favourite places in Toronto; The Toronto Zoo.

I hadn’t been since 2011, so I was pretty excited as I walked through the gates that morning. I love zoos, I love animals and I love how the Toronto Zoo has so many childhood memories for me.

We set off counter-clockwise from the front gates to visit the Zoo’s newest and most talked about residents–the Giant Pandas.

Giant Panda Toronto zoo

As part of a long-term conservation partnership agreement between China and Canada, signed by Hu Jintao, President of China and Mr. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, China will loan two giant pandas to Zoos in Canada

Panda in-flight catering: On the way to Canada the plane was stocked with bamboo, bamboo shoots, apples, water, toys and more to ensure a comfortable in-flight experience for the giant pandas

The pandas are named Er Shun and Da Mao.

What might have been the most interesting part for me was seeing many of the animals that I had seen in the wild earlier this year while on safari in Kenya.

Here are my favourite photos from my visit.

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My favourite animal at the zoo

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Snowy owl

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Meercat

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Pygmy hippo

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White lion

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Asian rhino, or dinosaur?

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Remember the blue spikey shell turtles on Mario Cart?

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Komodo Dragon; definitely wasn’t expecting to see this guy at the Zoo!

 

What’s your favourite animal at the Zoo?

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6 Responses to “The Toronto Zoo in Photos”

  1. Ron | Active Planet Travels
    August 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    My favorite is definitely the panda! I know, I know; such a cliche answer but they’re just so damn adorable!! I saw 2 of them while visiting the zoo in Chiang Mai, Thailand and one started scratching his but on a rock while the other was sitting in a chair like a human eating bamboo. hehe <3
    Ron | Active Planet Travels recently posted..The White Temple of Wat Rong Khun in Thailand

    • Seattle Dredge
      August 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

      Haha, not a cliche! I love pandas :] That sounds like a total Baloo the bear Jungle Book moment (if only Baloo were a panda)

  2. Nicole
    August 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Love the meerkat. 🙂 I’ve aka way been fond of the San Diego zoo.
    Nicole recently posted..Wednesday’s Wonder: Moose Stuff

    • Seattle Dredge
      August 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      Meerkats are the best! I still need to visit the San Diego Zoo :]

  3. Laura - what about her
    August 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Amazing zoo! I love your photos and ur blog, following you now.

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