Zoo Wish List

Make a direct impact on the quality of our animals’ lives with a purchase from the Zoo Wish List. What could be more rewarding than a gift that helps keep Zoo residents happy, healthy and comfortable?

Zoo Atlanta is home to some of the nation’s most creative zookeepers, and your support can bring their great ideas to life. Our keepers have created a list of practical items needed by animal care professionals, as well as toys and novel enrichment items that encourage our animals to play and engage in natural behaviors.

Scroll down to browse and shop – there’s an item for every budget! Items will change seasonally, so check back periodically to see what’s new. Visit often to see your generosity in action!

Wish List

Make a donation to help offset the needs of our adorable baby orangutan, Pongo. Your contribution will be of tremendous assistance towards helping the Zoo provide Pongo with all he needs during his early development!
Items include:
  • Hay or wood wool bedding
  • PVC to build a jungle gym
  • Formula
  • Surveillance equipment to monitor introductions
  • Table-top scale for nursery

​Donate $10-$100

Standard Nibble Net (black, 4 inches deep)

Goats and sheep like to snack on hay day and night. This net encourages our friendly petting zoo ambassadors to work to pull the hay out, simulating natural grazing.

$52 select this item

Stall mats

We all appreciate our creature comforts. These mats make bedtime more comfortable for hoofed animals such as antelopes, sheep and goats, when they’re taking a breather in their indoor stalls.


$70 select this item


Professionals from the Primate Department routinely care for a large variety of animals, from troops of gorillas to families of tiny tamarins. Help keepers keep everyone fed and supplied with enrichment as they transport materials from building to building.

$80 select this item

17" Boomer Ball
This ball can be filled with treats and hung high to keep our giraffes busy and entertained. They will use their tongue to extract the treats.

$95 select this item

Willow, Mulberry and Banana Trees

These plants are favorite treats for many Zoo residents, and ours are efficient eaters! These trees are great for browsing, and the animals consume all of the plants’ edible parts.

$150 select this item

Ping Pearls

Problem solvers by nature, sun bears and orangutans are curious and intelligent. Challenging puzzles with food inside keep those mental wheels turning while keeping the snacks coming.

$302.50 select this item


Looking for an item that benefits almost all of the animals at Zoo Atlanta? We can’t say enough great things about mulch! Mulch provides a great substrate, doubles as an excellent enrichment material, and keeps animal habitats looking fresh.

$500 select this item

Giant Panda Enrichment Building
Zoo Atlanta offers a robust enrichment program, with every animal in the collection provided with enrichment on a daily basis. As a result, the Zoo is also the proud home of some of the zoological profession’s most creative and resourceful keepers. From discarded household products to fallen trees or car tires, nothing is ever overlooked. Not only do keepers think outside the box; they’ll also find a way to use the box!
However, our keepers are in desperate need for a larger storage building for our Giant Panda enrichment items. This new building will replace a smaller building which will be repurposed for another animal area in need. Can you help our growing Giant Panda family with a new enrichment building?

Can't Decide?
Make a tax-deductible donation to our Zoo Wish List, and we’ll select a gift on your behalf. Check out just a few examples:

  • $25 helps elephants chill out with tropical fruit ice pops
  • $50 buys a cat-proof bungee that helps the tiger cubs bounce around
  • $75 purchases an enrichment feeder for giraffes
  • $100 helps gorillas get artsy with painting supplies