In 2022, your Toronto Zoo and the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy were thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Ape Action Africa and Gorilla Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE). With a commitment of $250,000 over the next ten years, this funding will help support gorilla conservation and survival in the wild.

Between Ape Action Africa and SAFE, this funding will support initiatives such as:

  • The care of the Western lowland gorillas living in Ape Action Africa’s Mefou Primate Sanctuary, located in Cameroon, including food, medical treatment and supplies and dedicated caregiver costs
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the Western lowland gorilla forest enclosures and night houses to ensure water systems and systems infrastructure are functioning at the optimal level
  • On-the-ground protection of gorillas
  • Research and monitoring
  • Targeted stakeholder engagement and education.

To read more about our commitment to great ape conservation, click here.