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

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

How to Adopt an Animal

  • 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 supports the ongoing conservation efforts of the Toronto Zoo.

All Adoptable Animals

Other Adoption Options

  • Blanding's Turtle Adoption & Naming Opportunity

    Don’t miss your chance to name this year's Blanding's turtle head-starts at the Toronto Zoo. These terrific little turtles will be released into the wild later this year as part of the Toronto Zoo's efforts to recover this threatened species. 

    Adopt & Name Now 
  • We're Expecting! Adopt a White Rhino

    Your Toronto Zoo is thrilled to announce that 13-year-old white rhino, Sabi, is expecting her first calf!

    You can help support Sabi by Adopting a white rhino for $25. PLUS, be entered for your chance to win a Behind-the-Scenes tour with the white rhinos.

    Adopt a White Rhino 
  • 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"!

    Inquire about custom adoptions by emailing
    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.
  • 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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