In 2023, your Toronto Zoo and the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy were thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). With a commitment of $50,000 over the next five years, this funding will help support African penguin conservation and survival in the wild.

We will proudly support SANCCOB’s Penguin And Seabird Rangers program through our Wilding Endangered Species Preservation Fund. SANCCOB's Penguin and Seabird Rangers collect valuable data for scientific research and ensure that the natural habitat of seabirds is maintained. They also play an important role in monitoring and ensuring human-wildlife coexistence. Their work has saved thousands of endangered African penguins and other seabirds that would otherwise not have survived.