Toledo Zoo Mission and Accreditations
Our mission: Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world.
As our mission statement indicates, the Toledo Zoo is committed to providing excellent care for our animals, as well as conserving the natural world. We are implementing multiple green practices in our operations, and several members of our staff are highly involved with conservation efforts, both local and international. We are working to preserve endangered and threatened species from butterflies and birds to toads and elephants. Fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), The Toledo Zoo is involved with breeding animals through the Species Survival Program that is helping to ensure a future for some truly amazing species.
One of the best zoos I have visited by far. Though I went during the winter when many of the animals weren't present and some exhibits closes due to the weather, I still felt I got my money's worth. The zoo was very well kept, in fact I don't believe I saw a scrap of trash the entire time I was there. There was always a friendly staff member in sight to assist with directions and answers. Though I would recommend visiting during the warmer season to see everything, I believe you will have a great experience any time of the year. This is a zoo I will definitely be visiting again in the near future.
The Toledo Zoo is a wonderful example of the transformation of a very old zoo that focused on simply showcasing animals to an amazing contemporary zoo that focuses on the well being of the animals. Zoos are extremely important for education and conservation. The Toledo Zoo is a prime example of how to do those things well. They have some amazing new areas such as the seal area and renovations of the older buildings such as the Aquarium. I can't wait for the Science Museum to reopen so I have an excuse to revisit.
Great zoo. The old WPA buildings are well maintained, for sure check out the schedule for the amphitheater. The remodeled aquarium is awesome. There are two carousels and a well done train ride. The zoo is divided by Anthony Wayne Trail so be prepared to walk up (and down) a bridge to see the whole zoo. Food available but you can bring your own.
Toledo residents, you have an amazing zoo in your own back yard! If you don't happen to live in Toledo, this zoo is top notch. Make the drive, spend the day...you won't be disappointed. The only better zoo is Columbus, but that's quite a drive. We visited from Fort Wayne, and Toledo zoo is by far superior in every category. Check out the reciprocal zoos memberships. You'll probably find that your zoo participates, and these zoo hops are much more affordable! For example, our Fort Wayne zoo membership gives us deep discount admission to both Toledo and Columbus, among many others. We will be back every year!
Went for the luminous lights and was very happy with my experience. The light displays were very beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised that there was alcohol served during the event that you could walk around with. To top off my visit I was able to see the new snow leopard cubs be fed, that was an amazing experience, they were so cute!!! Definitely going for the Christmas lights soon.