Since 1974, the Toronto Zoo has been home to over 16,000 animals of approximately 500 different species. It is the largest zoo in Canada, stretching over 710 acres of land. A trip around the zoo is like taking a trip around the world. The zoo features seven geographical regions, including Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia, and the Canadian Domain, to accommodate its diverse inhabitants. In one day, you can see precious penguins and polar bears in their arctic habitats before making your way to the African planes to see elephants, giraffes, and lions. A trip to the zoo is fun for all ages and a great way to spend the day in Toronto. You can take guided tours of the zoo to learn more about each animal and its habitat or simply stroll along at your own pace.