The zoo diet

Animals in captivity at the Toronto Zoo have a much more delicious and well- rounded diet than students in university. We compare.


high-fibre muffins, fruits and vegetables, alfalfa, tofu, herbal tea, fruit juices, flax meal
Ahmad Al-Hendi: “Burrito for breakfast, coffee for lunch, then three free samosas and two-bite brownies from some club table”


HIPPOHippopotamus: romaine lettuce, melons, apples, carrots, parsnips, cabbages
Nives Hajdin: “I had Cheetos and Nutella for dinner…”


grizzlyGrizzly Bear: herrings, apples, oranges, carrots, celery, grapefruit, parsnips, romaine lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, yams, grapes
Lauren Gibson: “At breakfast I had a blueberry Pop-Tart and scrambled eggs with cheese and ketchup. Then I had a pumpkin spice dufflet cupcake and a slice of Canadian pizza with garlic sauce”


elephantElephant: apples, carrots, onions, mixed vegetables, jelly beans, seeds, peanuts.
Carl Ewen-Lewis: “McD’s quarter-pounder and Cinnabon for dessert”



bisonWood Bison: hay
Sophia Leonard: “They only gave me a juice box and a granola bar…”