We need your help! While Assiniboine Park Zoo is closed to prevent community spread of COVID-19, our animal care professionals continue to provide daily care, veterinary services, enrichment and nutrition for all of our creatures. From tiny endangered butterflies to mighty polar bears, over 180 species receive specialized care each and every day at our Zoo.
Assiniboine Park Zoo stands proudly as one of only six zoos Canadian organizations to hold accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and one of 236 across the world. Our dedicated animal care professionals and veterinary staff work tirelessly to provide world-class care to all of the species that call our Zoo home.
Veterinary staff are also on call 24/7 to attend to all of our animals. They perform routine physical and dental exams, specialized procedures, and even ongoing treatments like physiotherapy right here at the Zoo. In 2019 alone, the Zoo’s veterinary team performed 2,090 exams or treatments on 500 animals.
Caring for the animals who call the Zoo home is a huge undertaking and this high standard of care costs about $80,000 every month, not including staff costs. You can make a big difference in the health and well-being of our animals by supporting your Zoo. Every gift makes a tremendous difference, now more than ever. Thank you!