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Adopt an Animal

If you have a favourite Zoo animal how about adopting it? Your animal will still live here, but you'll go home knowing you're supporting the Zoo. Adoption fees help us take good care of the animals, protect endangered species, and pursue on-going conservation efforts.

Individuals, Schools, Clubs and Corporations are all welcome in our Adopt an Animal "family".

Adopting an animal makes a totally unique gift. What's inside the package depends on the adoption fee.
Become a "parent" today!

“Adopt a beaver for your babe”!
Our $40 Valentine’s package was so popular last year that we’re bringing it back again!

This is a great gift for the love of your life and it’s so Canadian. Our national animal will make you feel great in a couple of ways. You’ll feel patriotic and romantic with this one easy purchase. Be unique. Forget the flowers and chocolates. Go Canadian all the way by “adopting” a beaver for your babe this Valentine’s Day. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • An “adoption” certificate featuring one of our fabulous beavers
  • A fact sheet on beavers
  • Newsletter
  • PLUS an adorable plush beaver with your gift package

So go ahead… “adopt” a beaver for your babe today. You’ll be giving a really neat gift and your purchase will be helping us with valuable conservation work we do at the Zoo and in the wild. Our beavers will love you for that.

Order today! Click here

or call us at 416-392-9114


Blandings Turtle Hatchlings

This $100 turtle package has been really popular.

There are only 49 of these delightful Blanding’s turtle babies at the Zoo and 43 have already been “adopted”. So go ahead, name a turtle and become the latest “parent” to one of our six remaining turtle youngsters.

All 49 of these little reptiles will be released this spring into ponds and streams in Ontario as part of the Toronto Zoo’s turtle head-starting conservation project.

Don’t wait. Become a turtle “parent” today!


Note: Purchasers will be issued full or partial tax receipt as applicable

Zoo Parents - $25 (Click here)

  • Certificate of adoption (Animal picture not included)
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Fun and informative Newsletter
  • To/From card

Zoo Plus Parents - $50 (Click here)

  • All the above benefits AND
  • Animal “parent’s” name displayed on our recognition wall
  • Certificate with colour picture of your selected animal

Keepers Club - $100 (Click here)

  • All the above benefits AND
  • Invitation* to Parents Day (Free day at the Zoo for animal "parents")
  • A copy of the Wild for Life magazine*
    *Invitation and magazine sent separately

Chairman's Club - $500 (Click here)

  • All the above benefits AND
  • Framed "adoption" certificate
  • A fantastic behind-the-scenes tour for FOUR people featuring ONE visit with a zookeeper and animal.

  • NOTE: Tours run April to October. Advance notice is required. Click here for TOUR DETAILS.

VIP Club - $1,000 (Click here)

  • All the above benefits (excluding the $500 level tour) PLUS
  • An exclusive VIP behind-the-scene tour for SIX people featuring TWO visits with zookeepers and animals.

  • NOTE: Tours run April to October. Advance notice is required. Click here for TOUR DETAILS.

Animals to Choose From

(NOTE: The animal you “adopt” may not be the animal you will see on the Chairman’s Club or VIP Club tour. Download the TOUR DETAILS document for a full outline of the tour and a list of Animal Holding Areas where we can take visitors. Please call us if you have any questions (416-392-9114).

African lion (white)
African penguin
African rhino (white)
Arctic wolf
Bald eagle
Black-footed ferret
Giant panda
Golden frog
Golden lion tamarin

Great Indian rhinoceros
Grevy's zebra
Komodo dragon
Lowland gorilla
Masai giraffe
Polar Bear
Red panda
Reticulated Python

Ring-tailed lemur
River hippopotamus
River otter
Snow leopard
Snowy owl
Spider monkey
Sumatran orangutan
Sumatran tiger
Two-toed sloth

If you don't see the animal you'd like to adopt, please call us at (416) 392-9114 or send us an e-mail message at We will try our very best to help you.

For Adopt an Animal orders by phone, please call 416-392-9114.

(Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm)

Click here for the Adopt an Animal form (PDF)
Print and mail to:

Toronto Zoo Development
361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto ON M1B 5K7