Member Panda Preview at the Toronto Zoo

From the moment the two giant pandas – Er Shun and Da Mao – landed safe and sound to spend the next five years at the Toronto Zoo, Tim and I knew we’d be attending any kind of member preview being held for the pair.  In part so that we could see them with less…

Hudson Part II – Saying Goodbye and Letting Go

My first post about Hudson the polar bear cub received a lot of attention – in a great way!  Thanks so much to everyone who read and commented and otherwise showed their support for me, and affection for the bear.  Knowing that the story touched so many people definitely helped to take some of the…

Hudson

To be honest, I don’t really remember why Tim and I decided to start going to the zoo more regularly. Neither of us had been there in years, but within a couple of visits, we’d decided to get a dual membership and make a regular thing out of it.  Our membership began in September 2011…

Turning 40

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love animals. I love being around them, I love petting them and playing with them and snuggling them. I tell them my deepest darkest secrets and have no fear of judgement from them. Movies about them make me laugh and cry more than any other. And…

Back To The Zoo

It was another gorgeous Sunday, and the weather was perfect for the zoo, and obviously the animals thought so to because they were up and about, more so when they’ll be in August when the sweltering heat and crowds flock will descend upon them. We got to see the new baby penguin, as well as…

Animal Webcams

If you’re like Sue and I, then you tend to be a sucker for watching animals. Our membership for the Toronto Zoo has already paid for itself, and will joyfully be renewed when it comes around. A new show is starting on Discovery on March 18 called Frozen Planet. In connection with it, they’ve put…

Family Day at the Toronto Zoo

A six year old girl in a pink snow suit, falls to her knees wailing and crying, pulling the adult who’s holding her hand into a lopsided stance. “This is the worst Family Day EVER!” Sue and I look at each other, wonderstruck… what could the past few Family Days entailed that going to the…