Hippo at the zoo

Support Wildlife

Donating to Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo provides world-class animal care, ensures the future of endangered species, inspires young minds, and creates cherished family memories.

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.

Western Painted Turtle

Legacy Giving

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.

Panthern Chameleon

Corporate Partnerships

Partnering with the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo blends your company’s priorities with direct conservation action to sustain wildlife and wild places.

Amur Tiger

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

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.

Red River Hog

Featured projects

Support projects to help wildlife

There are many ways to direct your donation. Find what cause matters most to you.

Wolves / Wolf


Become a monthly donor

Your donation makes a world of difference. With support for animal care, conservation programs, and education, you’re making the world wilder.
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Wild Run

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.

Calgary Zoo Volunteer

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.

Zoo Brew


You have questions. We have answers. Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about donating.

White-handed Gibbon

Contact Us

Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
1300 Zoo Road NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7V6
(403) 232-7774
Charitable Registration No.: 11882 4192 RR0001
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