Update: Thank you to all of our supporters who contributed during the month of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Each dollar donated helps put us closer to our goal of $10,000 for a new enrichment and training wall for the Grizzly bears. We have extended our campaign for the summer, so it is not too late to help. Please give generously today!
Help support the Toronto Zoo's Grizzly bears! Our goal is to raise $10,000 towards the purchase of an enrichment and training wall for our Grizzly bears. This wall at the Grizzly bear enclosure would help Wildlife Care staff provide vitally important enrichment, and allow the bears to have the choice to participate in behavioural training, which aids in visual inspections and treatments without causing stress on the animals.
When visiting, you may notice barrels, toys and other devices with the animals, which serve as animal enrichment for many of the species here at the Zoo. Enrichment at the Toronto Zoo aims to enhance our animals’ environments by providing them with opportunities that stimulate their natural behaviours and instincts, which is as essential to their overall health and well-being as good nutrition and medical care. It has a positive effect on our animals by allowing them to interact with one another in a very natural way. It also stimulates their minds and provides them with physical and mental exercise.
Every dollar donated counts, and during June’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge your generous donation dollars can go even further! In addition to supporting Grizzly bear conservation efforts at the Toronto Zoo, every $1 donated to the Toronto Zoo via CanadaHelps.org from June 1st to June 30th, automatically enters us a chance to win a $10,000 donation. With your donation towards a new training wall, we will continue to be able to provide the best care to our animals, and continue to be a leading zoo in animal care and research. Please give generously today!