Elmwood Park Zoo has received a generous grant from the TD Charitable Foundation that will directly support the creation and operation of its new Connection Corner. Connection Corner is a dedicated space in the zoo that will feature daily presentations highlighting individual members of the animal ambassador collection.

Before the creation of the Connection Corner, the animal ambassadors would typically only be seen outside of the zoo, taking part in Zoo-On-Wheels programs that visit schools and public events. The Connection Corner not only provides these animals with a new dedicated space to appear, but it also provides the zoo’s education staff with space to exercise the animals while interacting with guests.

TD Charitable Foundation’s $35,000 grant provides for the Connection Corner’s daily operation, as well as other educational programs that the zoo uses to support its mission of promoting wildlife and environmental conservation.    

The Connection Corner is open daily, weather permitting, and is located across from the zoo’s playground. Appearance times vary throughout the day; for more information, guests are encouraged to check the zoo’s website at elmwoodparkzoo.org, or download the Elmwood Park Zoo mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices.

About TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $222 million through nearly 21,000 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/

About Elmwood Park Zoo

Established in 1924, Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown is home to dozens of wild and endangered species. As a nonprofit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, its mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation.