In-Kind Gifts

In-kind donations of goods help offset the Zoo's operating budget by supplying needed time and materials from generous donors.  Animal care specialists need treats, toys, and supplies for the animals to keep their environments as tidy as possible.  If you are willing to help, please take a look at the list below.  You may have many of these items laying around in your home!  Enrichment donations can be dropped off at the Zootique gift shop located at 2131 N. Main Street or at the Zoo administrative offices located at 200 Goold Street.


We also have an animal wish list on  Feel free to browse the specific list of your favorite animal and have your gift shipped right to the Zoo. Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Animal Enrichment Wish List

Bags of playsand BIG tractor tires
Blankets Blue jeans
Boxes Buckets
Burlap Cardboard barrels
Chains Coloring books
Crepe paper Egg cartons (cardboard only)
Fans Fire hose
Fogg-it nozzles Garage door springs
Hollow logs Hunting scents
Nature sounds CD Nontoxic kids bubble bath
Nontoxic crayons Old clothes
Paper bags Paper towel tubes
Perfumes or colonges Pet toys
Phonebooks Plastic bottles and containers
Plastic kiddie pools PVC pipes and end caps
Rolls of butcher paper Rodent exercise wheel
Rope Rubber mats
Sheets/pillowcases Sidewalk chalk
Tempra paints and brushes Tennis balls
Towels Wooden barrels