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Toronto Zoo’s New Generation

Every year for my birthday I always visit the Toronto Zoo. It’s a tradition and always memorable. To be honest, I’ve been visiting the Toronto Zoo and it’s amazing animals for over 30 years, 35 to be exact! I’ve grown up watching many of them grow and mature and have babies of their own. And…

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The Captive Issue: Perhaps We’re Both Right

I’ve been itching to write this piece for a long while but felt too strongly about it and needed to think it though.  There have always been the people who love zoos and aquariums and feel they are necessary and that they provide some good.  Then there is the other side, the advocates for keeping animals…

My Top 10 Favourite Exhibits

To me the best and most effective exhibits are ones that both totally immerse you in the exhibit/landscape, making you feel like you’re in the animal’s native habitat, and exhibits that expand your senses and enrich your understanding of what the particular species is all about.  For instance an exhibit for a snow leopard that resembles…

From the Americas to the Tundra

From the African Plains of Kesho Park you venture down the long, steep hill to the Canadian Domain.  With the new Tundra Trek exhibit many of the animals that were once found in the Canadian Domain can now be found there and over the next few years the rest will follow.  But for now down…