Support the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy
As a leader in conservation and species survival, your Toronto Zoo is actively engaged in the fight against extinction. Our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive, and your participation in this year’s Oasis ZooRun will bring us one step closer to our vision becoming a reality. With the run taking place on International Red Panda Day, participation in this year’s run is also a significant opportunity to celebrate red pandas and the vital work your Toronto Zoo is doing to save this endangered species.
Your Toronto Zoo is currently home to two red pandas, Suva and Paprika, and is an active participant in the Red Panda Species Survival Plan (SSP)®. The SSP Program oversees population management within Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited member institutions. Your Toronto Zoo also continues to support field conservation efforts for the species.
Over the years, the ZooRun has raised over $650,000 to support the crucial wildlife conservation work being done by your Toronto Zoo in preserving endangered species, breeding, and reintroducing endangered animals into the wild, and creating opportunities to reconnect people with nature. With a goal of $75,000, funds raised from this year’s event will continue to support your Zoo’s conservation breeding and reintroduction programs. In addition, a portion of the funds will also support the Zoo’s red panda habitat expansion project.
The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy is a dedicated partner with the Toronto Zoo in the fight against extinction, established in 2019 to secure increased financial resources and support for the wildlife conservation work being done by the Toronto Zoo. Extinction is forever, and the Zoo’s work in fighting extinction – through research, public engagement, and education, breeding and reintroduction programs – is vital to wildlife, to us, and to our world. You can donate directly to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy during registration or go one step further and share your fundraising page with friends and family to collect pledges.