According to the 2022 WWF Living Planet Report, one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, with several already extinct. The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to fighting extinction and conserving species diversity worldwide through conservation, education, and research.

You can give to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy in many ways – through single or monthly recurring donations, adopting a Toronto Zoo animal, hosting your own fundraiser, and giving in memory or tribute. No matter how you choose to give, you can make an impact for wildlife and wild spaces.

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Move your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause

This family-friendly fundraising event will be hosted in person at your Toronto Zoo on Saturday, February 25th, 2023.

As a conservation science leader committed to climate action and research to protect Arctic wildlife and their homes, your Toronto Zoo is actively engaged in the fight against extinction. Our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive, and your participation in this year’s Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause 5K & 1K Run/Walk will bring us one step closer to our vision becoming a reality.

For more information or to register, click here.



  • Gift in Kind:
    Donating physical items (gifts in kind) can be a wonderful way to support your Toronto Zoo. In-kind donation offers should be submitted in writing to wildlifeconservancy@torontozoo.ca with a description of the item and a photo, if possible.
  • Silent Auction:
    Have you ever dreamed of owning a masterpiece created by your favourite Toronto Zoo animal? Are you looking for a unique gift idea? Place a bid on the wild side and join one of our virtual animal art auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind artwork created by the animals at your Toronto Zoo!

    Hosted bi-annually in the Spring and Fall, this fan-favourite virtual event is set to return in Spring 2023.

    Did you know that painting is a form of enrichment for animals? Non-toxic paint and canvases are offered as a form of voluntary sensory enrichment that not only results in beautiful works of art but enriches the lives of the Zoo’s animals by providing them with play enrichment and novel sensory experiences. Artwork will vary from auction to auction, and we cannot take specific animal requests. Animal artwork is not for sale and is available only through auction.

    If you have questions, please contact wildlifeconservancy@torontozoo.ca.