Help the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy Raise $20,000 for Wildlife Conservation this GivingTuesday

Toronto, ON, Monday, November 27, 2023 – The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy, dedicated fundraising part of your Toronto Zoo, invites you to make a real difference for endangered species this GivingTuesday, as they aim to raise $20,000 for their Wilding Endangered Species Preservation Fund.

"We're thrilled to be part of this global movement and are setting an ambitious goal to raise $20,000 on GivingTuesday," says Beth Gilhespy, Executive Director of the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy. "This year, we’re very excited that Toronto Zoo and Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy Board Members will match donations made on GivingTuesday up to $10,000, doubling the impact of your donation!"

"As a Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy Board member, I am thrilled to support this initiative and organizations like the Red Panda Network, who share our vision of a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive," says Dolf DeJong, CEO of your Toronto Zoo.

GivingTuesday, the world's largest generosity movement, presents an unparalleled opportunity for the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy to further its mission of inspiring giving to fight extinction. On Tuesday, November 28th, the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy will join countless individuals, corporations, and nonprofits worldwide in harnessing the collective power of generosity.

Nature's beauty surrounds us, and it is up to all of us to protect and preserve it for generations to come. Donations to the Wilding Endangered Species Preservation Fund will be helping to further your Toronto Zoo's conservation impact worldwide, with 100% of funds raised supporting conservation projects in the wild (“in-situ”).

Currently, through this fund the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy is proud to be partnering with the following organizations with plans to expand support to Amur tigers:

Ape Action Africa (AAA)

Gorilla Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE)

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP)

Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB)

Red Panda Network

The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy encourages supporters to visit their dedicated GivingTuesday campaign page at to donate.


About the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy: 

The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy is a dedicated partner with the Toronto Zoo in the fight against extinction, established in 2019 to secure increased financial resources and support for the wildlife conservation work being done by the Toronto Zoo. Extinction is forever, and the Zoo’s work in fighting extinction – through research, public engagement, education, breeding and reintroduction programs – is vital to wildlife, us, and our world. 

You can donate to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy anytime at or 416-392-9107.

Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy Media Contact:

Rachel McLaughlin Toronto Zoo Wildlife Communications Coordinator 416-392-9113

Toronto Zoo Media Contact:
Amy Naylor
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The Toronto Zoo’s mission is to connect people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction and our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive.

An iconic tourist attraction and Conservation organization, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day including December 25 and attracts approximately 1.2 million guests each year.

Toronto Zoo is accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo has also achieved the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Certificate of Good Animal Practice® and is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

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