Zoo Wish List

By purchasing items on our keeper-requested Animal Wish List, you can help bring a little extra fun to the animals at Zoo Atlanta. From enrichment items to helpful veterinary technologies, you can be assured your present will greatly benefit the animals at YOUR Zoo!

Scroll down to browse and shop – there’s an item for every budget, and items will be shipped directly to the Zoo! Items will change seasonally, so check back periodically to see what’s new. Visit often to see your generosity in action! 



Thermography Camera - $10,000 (need 1)

Per the Vet Team: "A helpful diagnostic tool to look for and localize inflammation.  This tool is fantastic for non-invasively assessing animals from a distance in their own environment, and it is particularly useful for our biggest patients such as elephants and giraffes."

Swing Boom - $9,000 (need 1-2)

These elevated feeding structures are a great way to encourage naturalistic feeding strategies for elephants and giraffes. Our giraffes are jealous of the swing booms in the elephant habitat and would like one or two of their own. 

Bird Holding Area - $3,000 (need 1)

As the Bird Department becomes more and more successful breeding endangered birds, we need more space to house them! We have plans to build a large, off-habitat aviary area specifically for larger birds, including rhinoceros hornbills and lappet-faced vultures, but we need help funding this project.



Crate Training Equipment - $525 (need 3)

Our Primate Team has requested specially designed kennels for animal well-being training exercises with monkeys and lemurs. Much like when your dog or cat needs to be transported to see a vet, we also train the smaller primates to use crates or kennels. These special kennels are constructed of heavy-duty materials and include a safety door.

Tree Stand - $520 (need 1)

This giant handmade tree stand is cut from a single piece of wood. It provides several hooks and eyes to hang enrichment and will be utilized for playtime and programs with birds in our Ambassador Animals Department, including parrots.

Substrate Delivery- $500 (always in need)

Our sun bears and giant offers enjoy utilizing different substrates for enrichment, especially for digging and foraging (sun bears) and rolling, rubbing and drying off (otters). This item will cover the delivery of substrates such as dirt, mulch, or sand from a local landscaping company.


Large Herpetology Scale - $475 (need 1)

This large 3,000-gram scale is needed for weighing food for our reptiles. 

Solaira Heater - $375 (need 2 for birds and 2 for meerkats)

As the temperatures cool down, the Bird Department has found an amazing way to keep the birds warm: Solaira heaters! The department would like to upgrade their heating systems with two of these heaters, which are similar to what restaurants use on outdoor patios. By providing the birds with a reliable and strong heat source outside, fewer birds have to be moved inside for warmth during the winter months. The meerkats can also benefit from these heaters.


Carnivore Ball- $200 (always in need)
This item is keeper's choice of one of the following enrichment balls for carnivores to roll, chase and play: 18 inch heavy-duty ball, a rattle ball or a large catnip ball.

Hoofstock Feeders- $147 (always in need)
Giraffe, zebras and warthogs don't like to eat the same way twice! This item will purchase log feeders, honeycomb feeders and other puzzle feeders to keep them entertained and full of snacks. 

PVC Pipes- $125 (always in need)
The Primate Department has a need for PVC pipes and connectors to make a variety of puzzle feeders for the gorillas. These pieces will be used to create 20 Spinning Milk Crate Feeders and 10 Hanging PVC Feeders to be filled with fruits and seeds.

Live Plants- $60 (always in need)
The Bird Department would like more live plants to transform the indoor portion of the Avian Propagation Center into a naturalistic jungle for the birds residing there! This will increase the birds’ breeding success and improve their overall well-being.

Hoofstock Enrichment - $50 (always in need)
By purchasing this item, you are helping to restock the enrichment shed for our hoofstock animals. Giraffes, zebras and warthogs would love new foraging items! 

Bird Enrichment - $49 (always in need)
The Bird Department is always in need of new enrichment items! The birds really enjoy mirrors, puzzle feeders, foraging toys and much more.

Habitat Construction Supplies - $25 (always in need)

Reptiles and amphibians tend to be shy creatures. Providing them with live plants for natural cover, proper high intensity lighting, moss and other substrates for proper humidity is important. Our Herpetology Team is always on the hunt for supplies to create habitats that are safe and enriching. By purchasing this item, you are keeping these much needed supplies in stock and ready when needed.

Hunting Lures - $15 (always in need)
All of our carnivores, but especially big cats and fossa, will benefit from a variety of hunting lures to add variety to olfactory enrichment in their habitats.


Wish list Donation Information
$ 10,000.00
$ 9,000.00
$ 3,000.00
$ 525.00
$ 520.00
$ 500.00
$ 475.00
$ 375.00
$ 200.00
$ 147.00
$ 125.00
$ 60.00
$ 50.00
$ 49.00
$ 25.00
$ 15.00
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