Send them an Adopt An Animal package through Canada Post! Our Adopt an Animal packages are the perfect way to celebrate milestones, friendships, and birthdays… or even just to tell that special someone you miss them!


These fun & informative books not only help with your child’s at home education, but your purchase also helps support the VZDS! With 4 reading levels and tons of titles to choose from, we have something that’s sure to please every young reader!


Donate $5.00 or more to the Valley Zoo Development Society, and we’ll mail you one of our NEW Carousel Colouring Books! This 32-page colouring & activity book celebrates the beloved carousel at the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the animals that make up the carousel seats!


Whether read alone or curled up with a parent or sibling and read aloud, National Geographic Explore My World books invite kids to take their first exciting steps toward understanding the wild animals that roam our beautiful planet.

Animal Care Update

As you know, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is currently closed in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

We’d like to assure you all that the animal care staff have been working safely and tirelessly to make sure our animals continue to be well taken care of during this time. The animals at the Edmonton Valley Zoo continue to receive top quality care by our team of dedicated professionals.

Thank you keepers for keeping our animals healthy, clean, fed, and entertained!

VZDS Update

The Valley Zoo Development Society, like most charities, raises money from events and donations. We are blessed with operational revenue that pays our administration costs – the Zootique at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. This allows us to donate 100 per cent of money raised to our mandate and our campaigns. With the cancellation of events due to COVID-19 and an uncertain economic future, charities are faced with pausing campaigns and have no charitable or operational revenue coming in. The VZDS has closed the Zootique and cancelled our immediate events. We understand that now is a time to support each other and do everything to stop the spread of this disease. We know we are not alone in our current quandary and we know that many worthwhile charities are struggling and need your support. We are working on a plan to address our unique situation and will update you as we go.

In the meantime, we have created exciting new offerings— such as our Carousel Colouring Book, National Geographic Readers, and more— that may help our donors provide gifts to loved ones through the mail; to provide activities for small children; or share educational content for school aged children, all while helping out the Valley Zoo Development Society.

Thank you for your continued support.

Wild Times

Did you know the Edmonton Valley Zoo has an official blog?!

Some of you may remember a magazine called “Wild Times” that, until recently, was mailed out to members of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. It was chock-full of zoo news, animal profiles, conservation initiatives, and excellent feature stories.

You’ve probably been thinking, “Hey, I miss that! Where’s my “Wild Times”?”

Well, we have good news…Wild Times has gone online and is now the Official Blog of the Edmonton Valley Zoo! And, it’s available to everyone!

Check it out by following the link below, and be sure to ‘SUBSCRIBE’ to make sure you don’t miss a thing that happens at the zoo!


It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children’s future and the planet!