Make a Difference
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo plays a crucial role in persevering biodiversity through conservation breeding, translocation, and community conservation programs that save endangered species. Beyond that, your zoo is instrumental in educating the public and the next generation of wildlife conservationists.
On the biggest giving day of the year, we’re setting a big goal – to raise $75,000 in support of wildlife and wild places – and we need your help to do it.
All donations made will be matched up to $75,000, thanks to our incredible donors, Peter and Lorraine Moore, as well as a generous anonymous donor.
Your generosity can make a lasting impact on the future of species-at-risk.
Ways to Give
Wildlife Conservation Made Easy
Your symbolic adoption of a zoo species helps us to provide exceptional care to over 4,000 animals at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.
A planned gift can take many forms — a donation in your will or a gift of life insurance. We work with you to build a meaningful plan that can help minimize your taxes and create a lasting legacy.
Partnering with the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo blends your company’s priorities with direct conservation action to sustain wildlife and wild places.
Want to make a difference?
Fundraise for wildlife
Want your event to make a difference? Custom-made fundraising pages allow you to share a donation opportunity in a secure and convenient manner.
Commemorative Bench Program
For over 20 years, the Commemorative Bench Program has allowed friends and families to recognize the people and moments they hold most dear while supporting wildlife conservation. Each of the over 120 commemorative benches at the zoo symbolizes a unique story told, or waiting to be told, while supporting wildlife conservation.
Support projects to help wildlife
There are many ways to direct your donation. Find what cause matters most to you.
Other Ways to Give
However you choose to give, your support for the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will be helping us restore balance between wildlife and human life.
Volunteer With Us
The investment of your time and effort makes a huge difference. Explore our many volunteer opportunities at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.
You have questions. We have answers. Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about donating.