While the Zoo provides food and shelter for the animals, the keepers create stimulating environments for them through the use of enrichment. They introduce new foods, smells and other "toys" into the animals' habitats to provide them opportunities to engage in natural behaviors. So treat the animals at the Zoo by bringing them something they can sniff, stomp, chew or chase!
From the Store
Here is a list of items always needed by zookeepers:
Spices and extracts (no onion or garlic)
Paper lunch bags
Paper lawn bags
CD’s – ocean, animal and bird sounds, etc.
Perfumes, colognes, body sprays
Natural fiber door mats
Natural fiber deck brush and broom heads
Sphagnum or sheet moss
Chew toys for small mammals
Gift cards to Target, PetSmart, Petco, Art Mart, Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart provide zookeepers the chance to pick up all sorts of special treats.
Please do not wrap gifts. All items should be brought in brown paper bags.