Toronto Zoo facts for kids
The Main Entrance to the Toronto Zoo
|Date opened||August 15, 1974|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Land area||287 hectares (710 acres)|
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|Number of animals||5,000+|
|Number of species||500+|
It is in seven geographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Domain. Some animals are indoors in tropical settings. Some are outdoors in what would be their normal environments. It also has areas such as the Kids Zoo, Waterside Theatre and Splash Island. The zoo is currently home to over 16,000 animals. There are over 491 species.
In April 2012 the zoo is not in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It sent three elephants to a place that is not okayed by the AZA. T The zoo can ask to be back in the AZA in March 2013.
Images for kids
Spotted hyena in winter
Toronto Zoo Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.