We are facing a global crisis in wildlife survival. Nearly one million species are facing extinction, many within decades. Species are vanishing at roughly 100 times the natural rate. The actions we have taken to advance our society are the very actions that are leading to extinction. And at the same time our society is losing its connection with nature, the very thing that sustains us and our planet.

We are facing an extraordinary crisis, one that requires action on an extraordinary scale.

Your Toronto Zoo is prepared to take that action by creating opportunities to save wildlife and reconnect people with nature. We know that connecting people to nature, by creating opportunities for them to engage with wildlife, is critical to inspiring in a desire to protect nature. Here, we will create spaces that engage, enrich and enlighten – for the wild animals we care so desperately about, and also for ourselves. We will connect people, community and wildlife, all in the fight against extinction.

Our revitalized and renewed Orangutan habitat will provide new, larger and stimulating outdoor space for these critically endangered animals, allowing them to literally go farther and reach higher. Guests will have opportunities to interact and engage, and learn about what they can do each and every day to help save Orangutans from extinction.

Fundraising Prizes

Early Bird Prize

Raise $200 by August 18th at midnight and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win 2 tickets to Terra Lumina!

Update – Thank you for your incredible fundraising efforts thus far. The Early Bird Prize Winner has been drawn and contacted, but there are still plenty of amazing prizes up for grabs!

General Prizes

Top Individual Fundraiser – a Toronto Zoo Wild Encounter for 2 people and a complimentary entry to any 2021 Canada Running Series event!

Top Fundraising Team – a Toronto Zoo Wild Encounter for up to 8 people!

Raise $100 – $249 and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win 2 tickets to Terra Lumina!

Raise $250+ and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win 4 tickets to Terra Lumina!

Please note — the Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Fundraising Team, and General Prize winners will be determined on Monday, October 12 at midnight based on online fundraising pages only.

Prizes are subject to change, are not transferable, and can be won by any participant, regardless of finish place or time.

Make a Top-Up Donation

You can donate directly to the Outdoor Orangutan Habitat Project during registration.

Make a General Donation

Click here to make a direct donation to the Outdoor Orangutan Habitat Project.

Personalize your Fundraising Page

And send it around to family and friends!

  • To customize your page, select to Donate to participant, search for your name, and click on Donate.
  • Sign In to Race Roster if not yet logged in (top right).
  • Click Edit fundraising page below the profile image on the right-hand side.
  • Specify your fundraising goal, write a personal message, and upload a photo (or keep it as Puppe!).
  • Be sure to scroll down and click Save updated fundraising information.

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