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! 

Swing Boom - $12,000 (need 2)

These elevated feeding structures are a great way to encourage naturalistic feeding strategies for elephants. The elephants LOVE these booms and we would like additional ones for the west and east habitats to allow for additional feeding locations so all three elephants can enjoy the booms at all times. 

Dental Unit - $11,355 (need 1)

Dental care is an important part of our existing programs for animal health and well-being. Our Veterinary Team will be able to take some procedures on the go with this all-in-one portable veterinary dental machine featuring a scaler, polisher, and drill. This machine can be used with almost all species of mammals to aid in regular procedures such as annual dental cleaning, tooth trimming, root canals, and extractions.


Lizard Condo - $3,363 (need 6)

This is a multi-level condo for our critically endangered Guatemalan beaded lizards to play, hide and relax in comfort. This giant unit also has wheels for the lizards on the go and to help with cleaning. The condo is complete with special hide drawers to expand their indoor habitat. 

Hanging Vines- $700 (need 2)

The Bird Department is looking for alternative perching options for some of their larger habitats and larger birds such as the wrinkled hornbills. These custom-made, pre-fabricated vines offer a dynamic perch for the birds while maintaining a natural look for the habitats.


Mesh Boxes- $502 (need 6)

These boxes will enhance the orangutans' and gorillas' lifestyles by encouraging species-specific behaviors such as foraging and problem-solving.

Pulley System- $501 (need 3)

Using the design of another zoo, we would like to install devices to allow staff to attach items up high on habitat to create arboreal feeding opportunities for the orangutans like they would have in their natural environment. 


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.

Donut Feeder - $400 (need 2)
This polyethylene tire is a large enrichment toy that is durable enough for large carnivores. We hope to use it for sun bears. 

Rain Barrel- $320 (need 1)
This rain barrel is needed for the Herpetology Team to help create a fun and humid environment for our endangered Asian forest turtles' habitats.

Hammock Swing- $301 (need 3)
The lemurs and colobus monkeys would enjoy resting in this hammock which mimics their natural environment and would increase their options for relaxation.

Go Pro Camera- $300 (need 1)
Reptiles and amphibians tend to be more secretive compared with other animals you may see at the Zoo. We are also home to many nocturnal species, so they are more active after hours. Go Pro cameras can help animal care professionals monitor important behaviors that we may have missed during normal Zoo hours!     

Rocky Lou Bird Enrichment- $280 (need 1)
The southern ground hornbills, Zazu and Gumby, as well as several other larger bird species, would like some new enrichment. The Rocky Lou acts similarly to a Weeble Wobble and it has a mirrored side. This provides birds with social and interactive behavioral opportunities.

Small Wobble Pill- $250 (always in need)
This enrichment item is for otters, fossa, clouded leopard, and binturongs.  This plastic pill floats on water and rolls and wobbles on land.  It can easily be modified to dispense treats or add a scented plug.

Timed release feeder- $201 (always in need)
This enrichment item for golden lion tamarins will be used to offer different meals at various and unknown times throughout the day while in their outdoor habitat.

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. 

Fake Plants $101 (need 5)
Help spruce up some Scaly Slimy Spectacular habitats. The Herpetology Department is always in need of artificial plants. They are good at providing hiding spots and climbing opportunities for many reptiles and amphibians.

Turtle Tub $100 (need 2)
Help the Herpetology Department purchase extra tubs for turtles. These will provide additional space for many aquatic turtles, as well as will help us raise the adorable diamondback terrapins!  

Carnivore Enrichment $75 (always in need)
By purchasing this item, you are helping to restock the enrichment shed for our carnivores. Lions, tigers, sun bears, otters, clouded leopard, foosa, binturongs and other carnivores would benefit from these smaller keeper-requested items which might include puzzles, treat feeders, hanging toys and more. 

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! 

Scent Enrichment - $27 (always in need)
Our Carnivore Team is running low on our supply of scents (colognes, perfumes, spices etc). The big cats, fossa and giant pandas are very sensory-oriented. Being able to provide a wide variety of sensory opportunities is one way we keep everyone mentally enriched. This will purchase Zoo-approved scents with high-quality ingredients that the animals love!  

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. 


Wish list Donation Information
$ 12,000.00
$ 11,355.00
$ 3,363.00
$ 700.00
$ 502.00
$ 501.00
$ 500.00
$ 400.00
$ 320.00
$ 301.00
$ 300.00
$ 280.00
$ 250.00
$ 201.00
$ 147.00
$ 101.00
$ 100.00
$ 75.00
$ 60.00
$ 51.00
$ 50.00
$ 27.00
$ 26.00
$ 25.00
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