The NEW Zoo Wish List
Browse our Wish List to learn what the NEW Zoo can use to help maintain your zoo. All donations of new or gently used items will be used to care for and enhance the quality of life of the animal ambassadors at the NEW Zoo, expand the potential of our educational programming, and improve and update our Volunteer/Education Resource Center.
All donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law.
The zoo animals will make good use of your used:
- Animal Acquisition Funds
- Bath towels
- Fleece blankets
- Dog travel crates
- Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector to scan our penguins and ducks for coins (or $250.00 to purchase it).
- New Pool Vacuum (for the Penguin pool)
The animals can always use:
- Fresh Produce (Consider growing some organic produce for our animals in your garden this year!)
- Paper mache toys
(ask our Volunteer Coordinator for instructions on how you can create fabulous enrichment items for the zoo animals - a fun way to recycle your newspaper!)
- Gift cards from Fleet Farm, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Menards, Wal-Mart, etc…
Allow us to buy the raw materials needed to create enrichment items for the animals and to improve their living spaces.
- Gift cards from Pet Stores
We Are Always in Need of Funding for New Animal Acquisitions
Bringing new animals to the zoo involves many costs including permit and transportation fees as well as veterinary test expenses. We expect, for instance, the costs to rescue an orphaned wild cougar to be approximately $600.00.
In order to minimize our use of chemicals and to ensure that we are using the most environmentally responsible products as possible, we have streamlined our cleaning procedures and no longer accept donations of cleaning products.
Education/Volunteer Resource Center
- Craft Items (for educational programming):
- Glue Sticks
- Small Scissors
- Children’s Games
- Animal Related Storybooks (preschool-5th grade)
- Office Chairs
- Cash Donations For:
- Digital Camera
- Laptop Computer
- DVD Player
- Projector Screen
Questions? call 920.434.7841 or send us an email