With over 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, The Toledo Zoo is one of the world’s most complete zoos—it’s also the region’s top family destination! Let The Toledo Zoo take you from the Arctic tundra to the wilds of Africa, from the tropical rainforest to the Sonoran Desert and all points between—all in one great day.
Each year nearly one million people come to The Toledo Zoo to experience the wonders of the natural world, stroll our beautiful grounds and explore our historic WPA-era buildings. Visit our three adorable polar bear cubs in the Arctic Encounter®, a beautiful baby giraffe in our mixed-species Africa! exhibit, and a fascinating butterfly exhibit that gets you up close these fanciful flyers (open Memorial Day-Labor Day). That’s in addition to the already astonishing array of animals that await you at The Toledo Zoo!
The Toledo Zoo is also proud to be at the forefront of many conservation efforts, working to preserve endangered and threatened species from butterflies and birds to crocodiles and elephants. Fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), The Toledo Zoo participates in dozens of important breeding programs that are helping to ensure a future for some truly amazing species.
For more than 100 years, The Toledo Zoo has engaged and inspired countless families and created memories that carry on for generations. Come be a part of this incredible legacy and make a few memories of your own!