The Adopt an Animal program plays a vital role by generating valuable funds that support the Toronto Zoo.

By symbolically adopting a Toronto Zoo animal, you are joining us in the fight to save and protect endangered species from extinction.

How the Adopt an Animal program works:

  • Choose your Animal

    Big or small, furry or feathered - there are 20 Toronto Zoo animals to choose from, including 4 Canadian species.

  • Choose your level of support

    With four donation levels available, find the package thats right for you. You will receive different gifts of appreciation according to the level of your donation.

  • Complete your donation

    Your one time gift and symbolic adoption supports the ongoing conservation efforts of the Toronto Zoo.

All Adoptable Animals

Other Adoption Options

  • Custom Adoption

    Don't see the animal you are looking to adopt? Don't worry - all of the animals at the Toronto Zoo are "adoptable"!

    To view a full list of the Zoo's animals, please click here.

    Please note that custom adoptions do not include a species fact booklet.

    Adopt Now! 
  • Mini Adoptions

    Perfect for lootbag or classroom gifts. 5" x 7" mini certificiate that you can personalize yourself.

    Adopt Now 
  • Surprise Me!

    Can't decide which animal to adopt? Let us surprise you by selecting an animal on your behalf.

    Adopt Now 
  • "Friends at The Zoo: I have been an “Adopt an Animal” participant for over a decade. Best money that I could ever spend! Thank you." - E.C.

  • "From our home to yours, we appreciate what you do to preserve and conserve." - Rebecca

  • "I love the Toronto Zoo and the amazing work everyone does to help preserve some of this world's most precious inhabitants" - Loretta

  • "Thank you as always for being our favourite place to visit. We love the animals!" - Brendon

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