Ways to Help

The Calgary Zoo’s donors are living proof that a single person can make a big difference in the world. You give hope to endangered species, provide world-class animal care, inspire young minds and create cherished family memories. There are many ways to support your zoo – from sponsoring an animal through ZooCare to making a legacy gift.

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Other Ways to Help

Commemorate Someone Special: Did you know that you can dedicate a bench to someone special in your life? With a donation of $5,000 you can choose to dedicate a bench in the name of a friend or family member – it is a wonderful way to honour a loved one while supporting their connection with wildlife. Our commemorative or memorial benches may be placed in areas throughout the zoo, and we will work with you to find the perfect spot. Your bench will remain in place for ten years, and will feature a custom engraved plaque.


Become a Volunteer: There are loads of fun and rewarding opportunities to help us out here at your zoo. Greet guests. Put your green thumb to good use. Spend your day among the beautiful butterflies. These are just a few ways you can volunteer your time at your Calgary Zoo.

Planned Giving: A planned gift to the Calgary Zoo can take many forms – making a meaningful contribution to your community and nature, and helping you address a variety of personal financial goals at the same time.

Fundraise on behalf of the zoo: What are you passionate about? We are honoured when people like you want to share their special day with us. From birthdays to weddings, you can quickly and easily set up your own custom fundraising page and invite your friends and family to support your favourite program at the zoo. 

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How To Reach Us

Calgary Zoo
1300 Zoo Road NE
Calgary AB T2E 7V6


[email protected]

Charitable Registration # 118824192 RR0001

Meerkats plan their day depending on the weather – when the sun warms the surface of their burrows they emerge, but if it’s overcast or raining they stay inside.