Zoo Wish List
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!

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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."

Dry Food Grinder - $6,210 (need 1)

The Vet and Animal Nutrition Teams have requested this industrial grinder to turn dry food into powder and gel as needed for special primate diets and edible enrichment.

  Surgery Table - $3,700 (need 1)

This will replace the current table. It will be used for sterile surgical procedures in the Vet Clinic for smaller and medium-sized patients. 


Tamarin Tunnels - $3,650 (need 1)

This tunnel system will allow tamarins to move from one behind-the-scenes building to another to provide exercise, enrichment and safe travel between buildings.


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 is a giant handmade tree stand that 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 Ambassador Birds, including the stars of our bird presentation- the parrots. 

Outdoor Tortoise/Turtle Habitats - $500 (need 1)

Our fantastic Maintenance Team are experts at making upgrades to outdoor habitats, but they need supplies to construct new outdoor areas for tortoises and turtles. Many of our critically endangered species are somewhat shy and enjoy privacy during their breeding season. Also, natural sunlight is important to turtles and tortoises, so being able to provide extra outdoor enrichment space in the warmer months is imperative.



Large Herpetology Scale - $475 (need 1)

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

Misting System - $300 (need 1)

This misting system will allow the Herpetology Team the ability to increase humidity and create rain throughout the day to provide enrichment for topical species. 


PVC Pipes- $125 (always in need)
The Primate Department has a need for PVC pipe 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 6 large live plants to transform the indoor portion of the Bird Propagation Center into a naturalistic jungle for the birds residing there! This will increase the birds’ breeding success and improve their overall well-being.

Elephant Enrichment - $50 (always in need)
Have you seen the enrichment items hanging in the elephant habitat? The elephants love to stretch overhead to play with wind chimes, hanging puzzle feeders, PVC pipes and cargo nets of hay. By purchasing this item, you are helping to keep enrichment in the sky and our pulley systems in working order.

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.

Bird Crate - $40 (Need 3)
The Bird Department needs new bird crates to transport birds from different areas around the Zoo.

Primate Enrichment - $30 (Need 3)
We need items such as steel brackets and other mounting tools to safely attach enrichment to primate areas.

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.


Bird Targets - $15 (need 2)

The Bird Department is focusing on training several birds to target this year and needs new target poles. Teaching birds to target can help the keepers move birds around their habitat, get a closer (and still) look at their body condition; these activities also stimulate the birds mentally.


Wish list Donation Information
$ 10,000.00
$ 6,210.00
$ 3,700.00
$ 3,650.00
$ 525.00
$ 520.00
$ 500.00
$ 475.00
$ 300.00
$ 125.00
$ 60.00
$ 50.00
$ 49.00
$ 40.00
$ 30.00
$ 25.00
$ 15.00
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