If you're an animal lover, Ontario is the right place for visiting creatures with fur, feathers or scales. Zoos in Ontario include a range of options from traditional zoos to petting zoos to real working farms. People who want to see a specific type of animal can check out butterfly conservatories, aviaries, giant cat and reptile zoos. Or check out one of many working animal farms or petting zoos throughout the province. 

See animals in Ontario

Toronto, Ontario is home to some of Canada’s best zoos and aquariums. See over 5000 animals and 460 species as you walk the paths of the Toronto Zoo, Canada’s only zoo to host Panda Bears. Or experience life under the sea with Ontario’s only aquarium, Ripley’s Aquarium, home to over 16,000 aquatic animals.

Zoos and Aquariums

Ontario has a variety of smaller zoos throughout the province, each offering unique encounters and unforgettable family experiences. Spend your summer days viewing wildlife and enjoying the family activities that many local zoos have to offer. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic alongside some of your favourite animals. Many small zoos offer a variety of extra activities like playgrounds & splashpads.

Petting Zoos and Farms

Ready to get up close & personal with some animals? Ontario has a variety of petting zoos, working farms, and family fun farms to suit even the youngest family members. Feed a llama, ride a pony, milk a cow, shear a sheep, pet a donkey or harvest some honey. There is never a shortage of things to do down on the farms of Ontario.

Exotic Animals

Are you looking for a more exotic animal experience? Ontario hosts a great variety of reptile zoos, birds of prey aviaries, and insect conservatories to suit the more adventurous animal-lovers. Pet a snake, learn the habits of local turtles, or watch a raptor demonstration. There is always something new to learn at Ontario’s most exotic zoos.

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A Falconer's Experience: Spend a day, fly a Bird of Prey!

5048 First Line , Acton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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416-429-5393  www.hawkeye.ca

An unforgettable Bucket List experience - fly a Bird of Prey yourself! It will actually land on your arm! See over 20 birds of prey at our 10-acre Acton, Ont facility. Learn the basics of Falconry & techniques used today. Enjoy incredible flight demonstrations. Tour the Bird Run/Aviary and see hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles.   » More

Jungle Cat World Zoological Park and Bed & Breakfast

3667 Concession Rd 6 & Tamblyn Rd , Orono, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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905-983-5016  www.junglecatworld.com

Experience Canada's most unique Wildlife Park and Bed & Breakfast Inn. Spend the day immersing yourself in the zoo world, spend the night in the decadent Safari Lodge! Guests explore the zoo at twilight, after the park has closed to the public, as the nocturnal animals become active. 45 min E of Toronto - 11km N of the 401.   » More

Saunders Country Zoological Sanctuary

1058 County Rd #44 , RR # 1 Oxford Station, Ontario
Ottawa Region

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613-258-1108  www.saunderscountry.com

There is always something new at the Zoo. Babies are born, new critters arrive, new facilities are built. See >60 species with new ones all the time. A is for Agouti, Z is for Zebu & all the in betweens like Kinkajou & Kangaroo. Bring your family to come out and meet our family. Come spend a lazy day and "Talk to the Animals".   » More





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