Zoo Wish List

By purchasing items on our keeper-requested Animal Wish List, you can help create dynamic environments for the animals at Zoo Atlanta. From enrichment items to helpful veterinary technologies, you can be assured your selection 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! 


Gorilla Climbing Structure - $33,500 (need 3 for Habitats 1, 2 and 3)

Our existing climb and play structures for gorillas are seeing some wear and are due to be replaced. These structures are needed for naturalistic play and fun. They are custom-made of wood and are multiple stories high with hammocks, ropes and coverings that are extra durable and vet-approved.


Vines for Gorilla Habitat - $20,000 (need 1 for Habitat 3)

You know that orangutans love to swing from vines, but gorillas love this too! This provides heavy-duty vines for climbing and fun. 

Four Point Scale - $725 (need 1)

Have you ever tried to weigh a crocodile before? What about a 300-pound tortoise? It's not an easy task, but target training and an adjustable scale are super-helpful items when you do!


Substrate Delivery- $500 (always in need)

Our sun bears and giant otters 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.

Reciprocating Saw- $210 (need 1)
Have you ever wondered where the fabulous perches in Scaly Slimy Spectacular come from? We make them! That's right, part of a keeper's job is to make the habitats the animals live in the most naturalistic and species-appropriate environments for each animal. And a lot of times that requires building perching and basking areas. And to do this we need tools. Saws are extremely important so we can cut and build the perfect perch for each habitat, big or small!

Leaf Hammock- $201 (always in need)
The sloths would enjoy resting in this hammock that mimics their natural environment.

Carnivore Ball- $200 (always in need)
This item is a 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. 

Target Sticks- $80 (need one pack of 4)
Training isn't just for mammals! We use target sticks to train reptiles like the Aldabra tortoises, slender-snouted crocodiles, Komodo dragon, and iguanas. Target training helps us safely work with these reptiles while building trusting relationships with them. This, in turn, reduces the stress the animals go through during weighing, nail trimming, and other medical procedures. It's a win-win for all parties involved

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.

Hanging Leaf Dish - $51 (always in need)
This hanging leaf dish will enhance our golden lion tamarins’ lifestyle by encouraging species-specific behaviors such as foraging

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! 

Pond Liner - $40 (need 4)
Help herpetology keepers create ponds for many of the water-loving species of turtles. Who doesn't love a good dip in the pool on a hot summer's day?

Orangutan Enrichment - $26 (always in need)
This category will purchase one of the following small enrichment items requested by the Primate Department: chalk, bubbles, puzzle feeders, dip feeders, greens feeders, or recycled lumber and mesh to make e-boxes. 

Gorilla Enrichment - $25 (always in need)
This category will purchase one of the following small enrichment items requested by the Primate Department: Alfalfa bags, boomer balls, quick links, Kong toys or dip feeders. 

Bird Enrichment - $20 (always in need)
The Bird Department is always in need of new enrichment items! The birds really enjoy mirrors, puzzle feeders, feeder balls, foraging toys and much more.


Wish list Donation Information
$ 33,500.00
$ 20,000.00
$ 725.00
$ 500.00
$ 210.00
$ 201.00
$ 200.00
$ 147.00
$ 80.00
$ 60.00
$ 51.00
$ 50.00
$ 40.00
$ 26.00
$ 25.00
$ 20.00
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