From the age of five, every Saturday morning, my grandparents would pick me up from my house and take me to the zoo. I didn’t see them much as they lived far, so the time I spent with them was precious. It was even more special, because the zoo through my young eyes was just so spectacular. Besides being spoilt with treats, I was spoilt by my surroundings. From the giraffes to the lions to the gorillas to the polar bears, I literally never knew what to see first. Being a kid and an indecisive one at that, my grandfather would hoist me on to his shoulders and take me to see the animals. I had the best vantage point and I felt like I was “King of the Jungle”. It must have been the polar opposite for him as his hair was littered with cotton candy, peanuts and lots of drool. Yuk!
I was only 5 or so back then, but those mornings we spent together at the zoo have been ingrained in my memory and as I write this piece, it takes me back to that precious time. The Toronto Zoo is a special place and you and your family can certainly enjoy many special moments together there. While the sights and sounds will stir you, the time you spend together will be yours to cherish.
Before I bring you to tears, let me share some of the many reasons to visit the Toronto Zoo this spring/summer: a priceless opportunity to view the cutest baby animals (not the ones in strollers), other new additions like the mysterious Wildebeest and hidden discounts to name a few.