Toledo Zoo Throws a Party for the Planet!

Date: 2011/04/13


Toledo, Ohio—In addition to being a great family destination, the Toledo Zoo is also a first-rate conservation organization. So it’s no surprise that the Zoo makes Earth Day a Party for the Planet. This year’s celebration takes place on Saturday, April 16, and in addition to activities, feeding demonstrations and great green tips, your family can also drop off some of those harder-to-recycle items!





Throughout the day, your family will see feeding and enrichment demonstrations, from the polar bears in the Arctic Encounter® to the vultures to the snakes in the Reptile House-they're not only fun to watch, but they also help remind us that our planet's animals are relying on us to take care of the land, water and air that they call home.
A complete schedule of animal feedings and demonstrations can be found at the Zoo's website, /planet. You'll also find a list of more items that will be accepted for recycling, which is made possible by Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Lott Industries, Allied Waste, Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, and Goodwill Industries for their assistance in accepting recyclable items. Recyclables can be dropped off without entering the Zoo, so admission charges would not apply.
The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, please visit or call (419) 385-4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. ID showing proof of residency is required.
The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, The Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors and a better future for all living things.


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