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 it being the Year of the Tiger, participation in this year’s run is also an important opportunity to celebrate tigers and the important work your Toronto Zoo is doing to save the critically endangered Sumatran and endangered Amur tiger.

Your Toronto Zoo is currently home to Sumatran tigers, Harimau Kayu (Hari) and Kemala, as well as Amur tigers, Mazyria (Mazy), Vasili and Mila, and is an active participant in the Amur Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP)®. The SSP Program oversees population management within Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited member institutions and coordinates the Tiger Conservation Campaign, linking zoo tigers with their wild counterparts.

Our beloved Amur tiger, Mila, was born to Mazy and Vasili on Friday, April 30th 2021 after being paired by the Amur Tiger SSP, which ensures the ongoing genetic health of the Amur tiger population in human care, safeguarding genetic diversity that may have been lost in the wild during the 20th century.

Over the years, the ZooRun has raised over $573,000 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 $40,000, 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 construction of a 10-foot climbing structure, a 12-foot feeding pole and a zip line in each of the outdoor Sumatran tiger exhibits. These installations were recommended by the Tiger SSP Care Manual to stimulate species-appropriate behaviors and provide enriching opportunities for the cats.

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 to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy directly during registration, or go one step further and share your fundraising page with friends and family to collect pledges.

Fundraising Prizes

Early Bird Prize

Raise $200 by July 29th (International Tiger Day) at midnight and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a Sumatran or Amur tiger Adopt an Animal package and tiger plush!

General Prizes

Top Individual Fundraiser – a behind-the-scenes tour of your Toronto Zoo for up to 4 people and a complimentary entry to any 2023 Canada Running Series event!

Join us as we guide you and three guests behind-the-scenes to experience your Toronto Zoo like never before! Learn what it takes to care for our incredible animals year round and join one of our keepers in an exclusive area* to learn about the animals in their area!

*Please note: behind-the-scenes tours are not available on evenings, weekends or holidays. The behind-the-scenes tour area will be determined by Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy staff. There will be no touching or feeding of animals allowed by our guests. Some restrictions may apply.

Top Fundraising Team – a virtual and interactive tour of your Toronto Zoo for up to 50 participants!

Get ready to experience your Toronto Zoo like never before! This one-of-a-kind, 40-minute tour will take you and your friends, family, or coworkers (up to 50 participants) through one region of your Toronto Zoo. This interactive experience will give you a chance to see and learn about several of the animals in our care and will include a Q&A session.

Raise $250+ and you will automatically be entered in a draw for a chance to win a Toronto Zoo Prize Pack!

Please note — the Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Fundraising Team, and Draw Prize winners will be determined on Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. ET based on online fundraising pages only.

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

Make a Top-Up Donation

You can donate directly to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy during registration.

Make a General Donation

Click here to make a direct donation to the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy.

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.
  • Be sure to scroll down and click Save updated fundraising information.

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