Make an Online Donation

As a registered charity, the zoo depends on your financial support. You can specify where you would like your donation to go, or allow us to direct your support where it is most needed. If you want your gift to fund a specific program and don't see it in our drop-down menu, just make a comment in the Message section.

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Fundraise for Wildlife

Celebrating a birthday, wedding, or other special event? Or maybe you have another idea? You can quickly and easily set up your own custom fundraising page, and invite your friends and family to make a donation in place of gifts!

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Commemorate Someone Special

With a donation of $5,000, you can honour a loved one by dedicating a bench in their name. The commemorative bench will feature a custom engraved plaque, and remain in place for ten years. We’ll work with you to find the perfect spot at the zoo.


Planned Giving

A planned gift to the Calgary Zoo can take many forms — a bequest in your will, gifts of securities, and more. We can work with you to create a meaningful plan that can help minimize your taxes and create a lasting legacy.

How to reach us:

Kathryne Gibson
Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts & Planned Giving
[email protected]


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Bring Your Favourites Home

Show your love of wildlife and wild places with these new wildlife puzzles and ornaments from London Drugs. 20% from every purchase will be donated to the Calgary Zoo where it will be directed to the area of greatest need.


Wild Run

For over 15 years running enthusiasts and conservation advocates have participated either as individuals or as a team, supporting wildlife conservation. This exclusive annual run provides a fun and unique experience, running the first leg of the race through the zoo before it opens.


Donate a Car Canada

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for The Calgary Zoological Society (The Calgary Zoo). When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to The Calgary Zoo through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for The Calgary Zoological Society to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, The Calgary Zoo will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.


Birdies for Kids

From February 1, 2021 to August 15, 2021, the Calgary Zoo is participating in the Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids program. Giving through the Birdies for Kids program will trigger a matching program that can provide up to 50% more in additional funds. Our Conservation Champions program sparks children's imagination, unlocks their creativity and empowers young adults to find their voice and make a difference in their school and community. Support the next generation of conservation heroes and make your donation go a little bit further!​


Become a Partner

Partnering with the Calgary Zoo can help you achieve your marketing goals. Reach our loyal, family-oriented audience of over 1.4 million, and capitalize on the zoo’s universal appeal — all while helping to support our conservation efforts.


BMO Calgary Zoo Mastercard

Help support endangered species with the BMO Calgary Zoo Mastercard. The work we do in conservation research, species preservation and education has both benefits abroad and right here in Alberta. Simply by using this card you are making it possible for the Calgary Zoo to receive contributions at no additional cost to you. 


Become a Volunteer 

Share your skills — and your passion for wildlife and wild places — as a volunteer with the Calgary Zoo and help us achieve our vision to be Canada’s leader in wildlife conservation.


How to Reach Us

[email protected]
(403) 232-7774
Calgary Zoo Development
1300 Zoo Road NE
Calgary AB T2E 7V6
Charitable Registration # 118824192 RR0001