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Toronto Zoo
The Main Entrance to the Toronto Zoo
Date opened August 15, 1974
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Land area 287 hectares (710 acres)
Coordinates 43°49′13.00″N 79°10′58.00″W / 43.8202778°N 79.1827778°W / 43.8202778; -79.1827778
No. of animals 5,000+
No. of species 500+
Memberships CAZA

The Toronto Zoo is a zoo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With 287 hectares (710 acres), the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada.

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. The zoo can ask to be back in the AZA in March 2013.


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