Tigers

Spend Boxing Day with the (real) Animals


Oh, Boxing Day. The Canadian equivalent to Black Friday, the day where normally level-headed consumers turn into rabid animals at the thought of getting a dvd player or flat-screen tv for outrageously cheap prices. The day turns us into wild beasts, frothing at the mouth at the idea of a deal. But I'm proposing an alternative. This year for Boxing Day, instead of fighting your way through a herd of shoppers at your local mall, why not watch a herd of wood bison or a pride of lions instead?

On December 26th, the Metro Toronto Zoo is having it's 32nd Annual Christmas Treats Walk, their popular yearly event where admission for everybody is half-priced and all the proceeds go towards the Endangered Species Fund. The walk is a special day at the zoo where the public are invited to watch the animals such as Siberian tiger cubs Coco, Jack and their mother Tatiana, get their seasonal treats from keepers (I'm putting odds on them being meaty!)

While the zoo opens at 9:30am, the walk starts at 10 and will be accompanied by Carollers and hot chocolate. Stick around after the walk as the zoo will continue it's regular seasonal hours and be open until 4:30pm, perhaps take the time to meet the Zookeepers.

The only request is that you bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

Photo: "tigers burning bright" by blogTO Flickr pooler angiemckaig


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