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Your Toronto Zoo Receives Donation Through
TikTok’s #GivingSzn Campaign

Toronto, ON, Friday, April 1, 2022: Your Toronto Zoo and the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy are proud to be highlighted as part of TikTok’s Earth Month Programming, which will be featured in the app throughout April, and to have been the recipient of a donation from TikTok Canada through TikTok’s second annual #GivingSzn campaign. The donation will help to support the Zoo’s new outdoor orangutan habitat, which is currently under construction and expected to be completed in 2022.

Alongside select creators and non-profit organizations, your Toronto Zoo was selected to participate in #GivingSzn, a global campaign that ran in December 2021 and celebrated the TikTok community's culture of generosity. Your Toronto Zoo shared videos on TikTok including a video that detailed the new Sumatran Orangutan habitat the zoo is opening in 2022, giving the community the opportunity to make a donation to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy in support of the Toronto Zoo.

“We are thrilled to receive this generous donation from TikTok Canada in support of the Toronto Zoo’s new outdoor orangutan habitat”, says Beth Gilhespy, Executive Director of the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy. “This new habitat will enrich the lives of the orangutans here at the Toronto Zoo, allow for behavioural research that can be shared with other zoos and sanctuaries around the world, and create compelling educational opportunities to show Toronto Zoo guests how sustainable palm oil choices can help these critically endangered animals in the wild.”

The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy is a dedicated partner with the Toronto Zoo in the fight against extinction, and was established in 2019 to secure increased financial resources and support for the wildlife conservation work being carried out by the Toronto Zoo.

You can donate to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy anytime at or over the phone at 416-392-9114.

Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy Media Contact:
Beth Gilhespy
Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy Executive Director
[email protected]

Toronto Zoo Media Contact:
Amy Naylor
Media Relations Coordinator
[email protected]

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The Toronto Zoo’s mission is to connect people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction and our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive.

An iconic tourist attraction and Conservation organization, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day including December 25 and attracts approximately 1.2 million guests each year.

Toronto Zoo is accredited by Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo has also achieved the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Certificate of Good Animal Practice® and is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

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