At Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, we are dedicated to the health and safety of our animals as they are our highest priority.

From daily care to research and conservation initiatives, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada strictly adheres to the utmost standards of animal welfare and security. Our highly experienced husbandry team consists of over 25 animal experts responsible for monitoring and caring for our animals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to these expert marine biologists and aquarists, we also have three veterinarians on our team that specialize in marine organisms.

Aquarium Breeding Program:
Where possible, we make every attempt to breed animals in our facilities.
Our aquariums have successfully bred and continue to breed animal species such as cownose rays, southern stingrays, seahorses, cuttlefish, horseshoe crabs, jellyfish, whitespotted bamboo sharks, various coral species and many others. We often collaborate with other aquariums that have similar breeding programs and exchange animals if and when needed. We also culture our own live food for some of our smaller animals such as jellyfish. Examples include single-cell algae, brine shrimp, rotifers and mysis shrimp.


Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada voluntarily undergoes regular assessments by qualified zoo and aquarium associations such as the OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has the distinct pleasure of being a participant in the conservation and science programs of the following associations: AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and CAZA (Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums). We are currently in the process of receiving accreditations from both associations. The accreditation process is an independent verification with established criterions of animal care, education, conservation and research, which Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada meets and exceeds.

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