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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!


GIVE MOM A NEW BABY
THIS MOTHER’S DAY!


Add a rhino baby to her family with this amazing $60 MOTHER’S DAY gift package. Here’s what she’ll receive:


  • An “adoption” certificate featuring our Great Indian rhino Mom and calf.
  • A sweet, cuddly rhino plush animal.
  • A coupon entering Mom’s name into our draw for a chance for her and a guest to win a VIP behind the scenes tour. Tour will feature a stop at the rhino house to meet the rhino baby.
  • Mom’s name on the “Parents” Board recognition wall
  • An animal fact sheet and a copy of our latest newsletter.
  • A partial charitable tax receipt for the buyer of the gift.

Order your MOTHER’S DAY
Great Indian rhino package today!



Or just call 416-392-9114


Regular Packages

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
Cheetah
Giant panda
Golden frog
Golden lion tamarin

Great Indian rhinoceros
Grevy's zebra
Jaguar
Komodo dragon
Lowland gorilla
Masai giraffe
Meerkat
Polar Bear
Reticulated python
Ring-tailed lemur

River hippopotamus
River otter
Snow leopard
Snowy owl
Spectacled cobra
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 development@torontozoo.ca. 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

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