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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.


Lindsey Brayton

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
This zoo is definitely one of the best in the area! Getting a membership is worth it. They are always changing and improving. Animal diversity is amazing and there are always activities to do. My 5 year old daughter would stay in Nature's neighborhood the whole day if I would let her. They have a lot of great programs but I think the Christmas lights are definitely the best!

Checkered Flag Interactive

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Have come to see the Zoo lights many years in a row and will make it a tradition to continue to do so. I would like to see more cold weather exhibits but I understand the challenge. The pricing has gone up slightly and I feel like the event as a whole has only stayed the same. Overall I enjoy it and the people are nice and it's a nice facility as well.

Cryptic Creature

Sunday, April 15, 2018
My favorite zoo I have been to. Staff is excellent with the animals and educating visitors, especially children. Aquarium and bird house is awesome. You can pet sting rays in the aquarium and birds fly and walk around you in the bird house. The rest of the zoo is also amazing. I would suggest you pack a lunch though. Food prices are very expensive. If you have the opportunity to go make the time. You won't regret it.

Ashley Hoke

Sunday, May 13, 2018
I love this zoo. The animals are always well kept and I have been to this zoo a million times and I never get bored. I have a one year old and she adores the birds and gorillas. The staff are friendly and it is great exercise if you want to lose weight or help induce labor. I bought a membership it is well worth it.

Kayla Eickert

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
We've mostly only gone during special events (Chinese lanterns and Christmas lights), but even during those cold and crowded times, this zoo has been very enjoyable. It is easy to navigate, there is lots to see, and all of the staff have been friendly and inviting. I love that there is a special nursing room! My baby and I were both relaxed and comfortable while she nursed. Our extended family are members and have been going for years, and if we lived a little closer, we would certainly go more often as well. This is a great place for Toledo area families to spend a day together.

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