Animals From Around the World
From hippopotamuses to giant baboon spiders, the animals at the Toronto Zoo are representative of six geographic regions: Africa, the Americas, the Canadian Domain, Australasia, Eurasia and Indo-Malaya. Cheetahs, giraffes and elephants call the African Savanna section of the zoo home, and the African Rainforest Pavilion houses the renowned Gorilla Rainforest, one of the largest indoor gorilla exhibits in the world. The Americas Pavilion features a large collection of amphibians and reptiles including snapping turtles, alligators and rattlesnakes, as well as a huge variety of insects and fish. Head outside to the Americas Outdoor Exhibit to see the collection of spider monkeys, jaguars, llamas and flamingos. The grizzly bears, cougars and moose along with other North American species can be found in the Canadian Domain, while emus, kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats and Komodo dragons are located in the Australasia Pavilion and outdoor area. The Eurasia section houses rare snow leopards and Siberian tigers, and Sumatran orangutans and tigers along with other southern and southeastern Asian species live in the Indo-Malaya pavilions.