Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609- Map It
(419) 385-4040

AAA Editor Notes

Toledo Zoo, 4 mi. s.w. on SR 25, is home to more than 500 species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. Tembo Trail features elephants, rhinos, lions and the Hippoquarium, offering an underwater view of a hippopotamus family. Arctic Encounter offers close-up views of polar bears and seals. At Penguin Beach you can watch the black-and-white cuties' above- and below-water antics. Flamingo Key is home to flamingos of various ages, and 'Keet Retreat is a free-flight parakeet exhibit. Also featured throughout the zoo are cheetahs, Amur tigers, Asian sloth bears and African penguins as well as Amazing Amphibians, an aviary, reptile house, primate forest, gardens, a train and two carousels. The Aquarium area is home to rays and sharks as well as other aquatic life. Nature's Neighborhood features play activities to help children learn about nature; birds, fish, goats, guinea pigs and insects are housed here. In warmer weather visitors can experience Africa!, home to giraffes, zebras, ostriches and more. A behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo is available in spring and summer. The Aquarium is scheduled to reopen Mar. 27, 2015. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$17; $14 (ages 2-11 and 60+). Parking: $7; $15 (oversize vehicles).
Hours: Opens daily at 10; closing times vary. Africa! is usually open May-Oct. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.