Adopt a Toronto Zoo animal today and help protect wildlife and wild spaces. As a charitable organization, funds raised through the Adopt an Animal program support the Zoo’s scientific research and conservation efforts.

With over 20 animals available for adoption, including 5 Canadian species, and 3 adoption packages to choose from, you’ll surely find the perfect gift for any occasion!


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Benefits of Your Adoption

Benefits of Your Adoption:

As a way of thanking our Adopt an Animal donors for their generosity and support, we are proud to offer a number of benefits - such as a personalized certificate of adoption or an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour for up to six people!

  • Animal Advocate - $25
    • Personalized certificate of adoption (animal photo not included)
    • Acknowledgement letter
    • To/from card
    • Free shipping (some restrictions may apply)
    • Full charitable tax receipt for donor

  • Conservation Crew - $50
    • Personalized certificate of adoption (featuring colour photo of adopted animal)
    • Acknowledgement letter
    • Animal fact sheet
    • To/from card
    • FREE shipping (some restrictions may apply)
    • Full charitable tax receipt for donor

  • Species Ambassador - $100
    • Personalized certificate of adoption (featuring colour photo of adopted animal)
    • Acknowledgement letter
    • Animal fact sheet
    • Recipients name displayed as a Species Ambassador on our digital wall of recognition for one year
    • Pack of collectible Wildlife Cards (5 cards total)
    • To/from card
    • FREE shipping (some restrictions may apply)
    • Full charitable tax receipt for donor

  • Corporate Gifts/Party Favours
  • Are you looking for a plastic free loot bag item? How about a meaningful and personalized corporate gift? Our "miniature" Adopt an Animal packages are perfect for birthday parties, classroom gifts, holiday parties - you name it! Plus, funds raised through the Adopt an Animal program support the Toronto Zoo’s scientific research and conservation efforts.

    $5 each, with a minimum order of 10
    Dimensions: Approximately 7" x 5"

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Frequently Asked Questions
    About the Adopt an Animal Program and Your Donation
  • How does my donation to the Adopt an Animal program support the Toronto Zoo?
  • As a charitable organization, funds raised through the Adopt an Animal program support the Toronto Zoos scientific research and conservation efforts to help save vulnerable wildlife at home and abroad.

    To learn more about efforts to protect wildlife and wild spaces, click here.

  • What animals are available for adoption?
  • We currently have over 20 Toronto Zoo animals available for adoption, including 6 Canadian Species.

    Bear, Polar (Vulnerable)
    Bison, Wood (Near threatened)
    Cheetah, African (Vulnerable)
    Dragon, Komodo (Vulnerable)
    Ferret, Black-footed (Endangered)
    Giraffe, Masai (Endangered)
    Gorilla, Western lowland (Critically endangered)
    Hippopotamus, Pygmy (Endangered)
    Hippopotamus, River (Vulnerable)
    Jaguar (Near threatened)
    Lemur, Ring-tailed (Endangered)
    Leopard, Snow (Vulnerable)
     
    Lion, African (Vulnerable)
    Marmot, Vancouver Island (Critically endangered)
    Orangutan, Sumatran (Critically endangered)
    Owl, Snowy (Vulnerable)
    Panda, Red (Endangered)
    Penguin, African (Endangered)
    Rhinoceros, African (Near threatened)
    Rhinoceros, Greater one-horned (Vulnerable)
    Tiger, Amur (Endangered)
    Tiger, Sumatran (Critically endangered)
    Wolf, Arctic (Least concern)
    Zebra, Grevy's (Endangered)
  • Can I adopt more than one animal?
  • Yes – you are welcome and encouraged to adopt as many animals as you would like!

  • Is the donation amount associated with my Adopt an Animal package a one-time fee? How long is my adoption valid?
  • Yes - Your Adopt an Animal donation is a one-time fee, due in full at time of purchase. Your animal adoption is valid for one year from the month of purchase.

  • Am I able to name the animal I adopted?
  • No - All of the animals currently available for adoption have names.


  • Placing Your Order & Payment
  • How can I purchase an Adopt an Animal package?
  • Adopt an Animal packages are available for purchase online, in the Membership Sales Office or over the phone by contacting the Wildlife Conservancy directly at 416-392-9114.

    For mail orders, please click here to download the Adopt an Animal form and mail to the address listed below with your method of payment:

    Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy – Adopt an Animal
    361A Old Finch Avenue
    Toronto, ON M1B 5K7

  • What methods of payment are accepted?
  • We accept debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash and cheque.

  • I’m having issues processing my order online.
  • We’re sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues processing your online donation. Please contact the Wildlife Conservancy directly at 416-392-9114 or email ushere and we will happily assist you.

  • I can’t login to my account/I can’t remember my login information.
  • We’re sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues logging into your account. Please contact the Wildlife Conservancy directly at 416-392-9114 or email us here and we will happily assist you.

  • I want to purchase an Adopt an Animal package as a gift.
  • Adopt an Animal packages make the perfect gift for any occasion! When making your purchase, you will be promoted to provide the “recipients name” – which will be included on a personalized certificate of adoption. Adoption gifts can be mailed directly to the donor or the recipient.


  • Charitable Tax Receipt
  • Will I receive a charitable tax receipt for my donation?
  • Yes - A charitable tax receipt will be issued to the purchaser of the package, as per the regulations set out by the Canada Revenue Agency. Business acknowledgment letters may be issued upon request, where applicable.

    Full or partial tax receipts are issued where applicable. Please see package details.

  • When and how will I receive my charitable tax receipt?
  • In an effort to reduce cost and paper usage, charitable tax receipts will be issued to the purchaser by email when an email address is provided during order placement. Otherwise, charitable tax receipts will be printed and issued via Canada Post.

    Please be advised, charitable tax receipts may take up to four weeks to be issued.


  • Shipping & Returns
  • How and when will I receive my adoption package?
  • In order to keep our shipping costs as low as possible, standard packages are shipped through Canada Post, unless otherwise indicated. Tracking numbers are not provided and we are not able to advise when packages will be delivered once it has been sent from our offices. If you have not received your package within 10 business days of your purchase order, please contact the Wildlife Conservancy directly at 416-392-9114 or email ushere.

    When indicated, oversized packages are shipped through Purolator and tracking numbers will be provided when a valid email address is available.

  • What is the refund policy?
  • All Adopt an Animal packages and are non-refundable.

  • My Adopt an Animal package was damaged upon arrival.
  • If your adoption package arrived damaged or otherwise incorrect, a replacement may be sent at our sole discretion and the cost of shipping will be covered by the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy. Please call 416-392-9114 or email us here to make arrangements.