Zoo Wish List

Help make our wishes come true!

Select an item from the list below, purchase the item and drop it off at the zoo and the zoo staff will make sure your favorite animal gets a great gift. Need more help on what to purchase or have a different item in mind? E-mail us for a list of more specific items or ask if something is appropriate for the animals.

Reptiles – Snakes, Lizards, Turtles and Tortoises

Leopard Tortoise in a paper bag

Hoof Stock – Goats, Sheep, Cows, Donkeys and Horses               

Cows enjoying a box animal treat


Eclectus parrot playing on a ladder


Penguin painting


  • Bee balm
  • Non-toxic finger paints
  • Worms – Night crawlers
  • Fisher Price toddler toys
  • E-Z open whole coconuts (may be purchased at most grocery stores)

    Capuchin finger painting

Carnivores – Wolves, Serval and Otters

  • Ground turkey*
  • Catfish*
  • Trout*

Keeper spraying scent on wolf fenceWolf rubbing on scent

Used for multiple types of animals

Small Animals – Sugar Glider, mice, and rabbits

Cotton-top Tamarin removing food from toy

Vet Supplies

Zoo Staff


You may even have an item in our house that our animals would love. The following items are used by zoo keepers all the time for environmental enrichment for the animals.

  • Toilet Paper Tubes or Paper Towel TubesCockatiel in a cardboard tube
  • Wrapping paper tubes
  • Sheets and pillow cases
  • Blankets (without holes or tears)
  • Socks
  • Towels
  • Newspaper
  • Old Phone Books
  • Perfume and Cologne
  • Non-shiny cardboard boxes - all sizes (without tape)
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Paper Bags – all sizes
  • Peanut Butter*
  • Animal Crackers* 
    • Non-iced or non-frosted only
  • Herbs or Spices*
    • Cinnamon
    • Nutmeg
    • Ginger
    • Oregano
    • Basil
    • Catnip
    • Chili powder
    • Non-salt herbs

*Please remember: Food items need to be in their original, unopened package and within their expiration date.

Call the Zoo at 989-759-1408 for more information or to schedule a time to drop off items.