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Senior Discovery Days
Seniors are invited to join us for discoutns and free admission on Tuesdays during October and September! Learn more
Nature’s Neighborhood open year round
Nature’s Neighborhood’s indoor section is open year round. Join us for learning fun, live animals, and more!
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Fall family programs
Check out our Fall family Programs to see if we have something for your children ages 0-4 years or your entire family!
Nature’s Neighborhood Live Shows
Join us for daily shows throughout the warmer months at the Fisher-Price® Discovery Stage. Live animals are featured, along with fun learning for the entire family.
Three baby lemurs were born on April 7 – 8, to Fanta and Fresca (the mothers) and Oliver (the father). When they were born, they weighed less than 3 ounces!
Fanta and Fresca, the two mothers, are sisters, and their babies were born just one day apart. Fanta had a baby on April 7, and Fresca had twins on April 8.
You can see Fanta, Fresca and Oliver, plus the three babies, in our Primate Forest indoor viewing area.
See all of our Zoo Babies—(Warning—cuteness may be overwhelming!)
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Summer Safari Camps
Kids ages 4 - 14 have a blast at our Summer Safari Camps while learning about the natural world through play and activities. Camps fill up quickly so register online today! Learn more
Toledo Zoo Introduces Its “Stars of the Stripes”
Toledo Zoo visitors can now see Viktor and Talya, the two critically endangered Amur tiger cubs born earlier this fall.
The male and female cubs were born at the Zoo on September 26, 2011, to first-time mother Marta. They are the second generation of cubs born at the Zoo; Marta was born at the Zoo in 2003. Their father, Strannik, arrived at the Zoo on loan earlier in 2011. He, too, is on exhibit, separate from Marta and the cubs.
The cubs’ names come from the Russian language, recognizing the Amur tiger’s primary habitat in eastern Russia. Viktor’s name means “conqueror” and Talya’s name means “birthday.” Both Viktor and Talya will remain with their mother, 8-year-old Marta, for at least two years.
Dr. Randi Meyerson, curator of mammals, emphasized Marta’s continuing excellent maternal behavior as a key factor in the cubs’ health. “Both cubs continue to gain in weight and mobility, which is a reflection of Marta’s outstanding care so far,” she said. “We are cautiously optimistic about their future progress.”
Currently Marta, Viktor and Talya are scheduled for daily public viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Zoo animal care staff will monitor them closely to be sure it is not stressful or tiring for the cubs. Once the animals are ready, they will be on exhibit 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, weather and exhibit conditions, and/or the animals’ continued well-being, may require temporarily moving them from public exhibit.
Amur tigers, formerly known as Siberian tigers, are the largest tiger subspecies, and about 143 Amur tigers live in about 53 AZA-accredited zoos. Originally, eight subspecies existed; three of those subspecies are now extinct. The five remaining subspecies, including the Amur tiger, are critically endangered due to habitat loss and fragmentation as well as poaching of both tigers and their prey.