NOW THAT THE PANDAS HAVE LEFT TOWN, OTHER MEMBERS OF TORONTO’S ZOO FAMILY GET TO SHINE

Meet Stevie the fruit bat, an Ontario native – one of several in the Zoo’s collection.

The Zoo has over 20 species of frogs. One of them is the Dusky Gopher Frog. There are a dozen altogether. In 2017 an in vitro fertilization procedure took place, resulting in the first ever metamorphosis of these frogs in Canada. They’re hoping for several more tadpoles to increase the population. Only 100-200 exist in the wild.

Hamlet, the hairy-nosed wombat, has three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He’s directly related to every hairy-nosed wombat in North America except two, and he’s still full of life when he isn’t sleeping (which is most of the day). Hamlet gets a dental checkup every six months, eats vegetables, timothy hay, vitamin pills & mineral pellets.

Budi, the organutan, is in the middle of sub-adulthood, which begins at age 8 and continues until he’s 15. His face is getting darker and his big cheek pads will soon become slightly more noticeable.

The lemurs and their long tails, which are used for balance and communication.

A ratsnake hatching, 45 centimetres long for now, but it will grow to 2.4 metres as an adult. The Zoo is home to 63 reptile species.

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