Toronto zoo map
Map of Toronto zoo. Toronto zoo map (Canada) to print. Toronto zoo map (Canada) to download. The Toronto Zoo is a zoo located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as its shown in Toronto zoo map. Toronto zoo opened August 15, 1974 as the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo and is owned by the City of Toronto; the word "Metropolitan" was dropped from its name when the cities of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto were amalgamated to form the present-day city of Toronto in 1998. Toronto zoo is located near the Rouge River, along the western border of Rouge Park in city east end former borough of Scarborough.
Encompassing 287 hectares (710 acres), the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada. Toronto zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic regions as its mentioned in Toronto zoo map: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Domain. Some animals are displayed indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in what would be their naturalistic environments, with viewing at many levels. Toronto zoo also has areas such as the Kids Zoo, Waterside Theatre and Splash Island. Toronto zoo is currently home to over 16,000 animals (including invertebrates and fish) representing over 491 species.
The Toronto Zoo is divided up into seven different geographic regions as you can see in Toronto zoo map. Each region in Toronto zoo showcases animals and plants from that area of the world. The Indo-Malayan area contains two pavilions that exhibit plants and animals from the southern and southeast Asia. There are 4 outdoor exhibits in this area. Opened in 1998 the African Savanna became the zoos largest expansion in history. The Canadian Domain is situated in the Rouge Valley. This area of Toronto zoo houses animals from both North and South America. The Australian Pavilion features animals from the Australian mainland, as well as surrounding islands. Eurasia is the oldest and most quiet part of the zoo. the Tundra Trek opened on August 1, 2009 and finally the Zellers Discovery Zone.
The Toronto Zoo makes considerable effort to conserve endangered species from around the world with the help of other accredited zoos. Breeding captive wild animals is a difficult challenge, but has resulted in the re-introduction of many species (see Toronto zoo map). The Toronto Zoo has been collecting and recycling cell phones since 2006. In 2010, Toronto zoo was awarded the distinction of being the top cell phone recycler out of the Eco-Cell 175 participating wildlife organizations in [North America]. Other participating wildlife organizations include the San Diego Zoo and the Philadelphia Zoo.