As one of the largest non-profit, privately funded zoological parks in the country, the Phoenix Zoo relies exclusively on its own earned income and the support of members, donors and the local corporate community to provide funds for operations and capital improvements of exhibits and guest experiences.

Many Zoo departments have a Wish List of items that they need to better meet the needs of our animals and guests. You can donate items directly from our Wish List or you can contact the Development department at 602.286.3830 or dboeck@thephxzoo.com to make a monetary donation for us to make the purchases. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by the law.

All gifts should be delivered to the Zoo’s main entrance during our business hours. Please let staff know you are donating Wish List items. Used items are accepted as long as they are in good working condition. See the Wish Lists below!

Animal Care Center

Blankets

  • Small throws or twin sized blankets, nothing with holes or hanging threads please.

Towels and Sheets

Price varies

  • All sizes are welcome as long as they don’t have holes or any unraveling.
  • These will be most frequently for bedding and cleaning.

Outdoor Trash Can with Lid:  3 – $20/$30 ea at Home Depot

  • Rubbermaid BRUTE 20 gal or 32 gal plastic containers.
  • Used to hold and transport refuse of all types.  Between heavy use and the Arizona sun they often don’t last more than a year.

Storage Bins with Lids – Clear Plastic:  5 – $11 ea at Lowe’s

  • Rubbermaid plastic 29 gal tote.
  • Used for separate storage of chemicals and behavioral enrichment items

Cable Comfy Perches:  $6 – $15 ea any size + $10 s/h, www.drsfostersmith.com

  • Rope Perches are wonderful for birds that have foot problems or can’t hold onto wooden perches well. They also offer substrate variety for healthy birds. Some birds even like to chew the twisted rope -which is better than chewing feathers!  From big owls to tiny songbirds, all the sizes and lengths are put to good use.

Zig-Zag Rope Perches (with wire inside to hold its shape): $15 – $19 ea any size + $10 s/h, www.drsfostersmith.com

  • Rope Perches that have wire within to hold shape are wonderful for birds that have foot problems or can’t hold onto wooden perches well. They also offer substrate variety for healthy birds. Some birds even like to chew the twisted rope -which is better than chewing feathers!  From big owls to tiny songbirds, all the sizes and lengths are put to good use.

Natural Wood or Cholla Perches:  $8 – $15 ea any size + $10 s/h, www.chopperstoys.com

  • Perches made from natural, untreated wood and plant material are used for perch variety.  Excellent for bird feet, these are a nice option to offer birds.

Parrot Toys:  $19.99 ea + $10 s/h, www.chopperstoys.com or www.drsfostersmith.com

  • Any parrot toys are appreciated.  We generally have medium and large birds and they need size appropriate toys.
  • Parrots interact a lot with toys that they can manipulate or shred/tear to pieces.  We have to be careful that the toys do not have plastic that could be ingested or food from an outside source (i.e. nuts).
  • If you would like specific suggestions, please email
    ddemarco-logue@thephxzoo.com.

Astro Turf Floor Mats:  4 – $15/$20 ea at Ace Hardware

  • ¼” thickness, 2’ x 3’
  • Used to clean muddy boots before entering building and for disinfectant foot baths.

Vittles Vault II 30:  $22 ea at PetsMart

  • 19.5”h x 13.5”d x 13.5”w, Item #4409
  • Used for airtight food and dry goods storage.

Kritter Keeper or Critter Tote:  $5 – $16 ea, www.petsmart.com

  • Fully ventilated containers for small animals, reptiles, snakes, insects, amphibians and fish.
  • Used to transport, medicate or house animals as needed.  All sizes are needed – from small to extra-large.

Petmate Vari Kennel:  $59.99 – $269.99

  • All sizes are needed (medium, intermediate, large and x-large).
  • Will be used to transport animals, temporarily house non-inventory animals before transfer to rehabilitator.

DVD’s:  Price varies

  • Nature, Children’s Shows or Movies, Musicals, Comedies
  • Used for animal viewing behavioral enrichment.

Variable Speed Centrifuge:  $2,200

  • Monetary donations welcomed.
  • Used for blood sample preparation.

Ethylene Oxide Gas Sterilizer: $6,000

  • Monetary donations welcomed.
  • Used for sterilizing equipment.

Enasco Brood Rite Heater, 750 watt, 120 volts a.c.:  2-4 – $275.00

  • Monetary donations welcome
  • Used for providing a heat source for animals in cold weather – durable, long-life, industrial-type, provides the maximum heat needed without overheating.

TV/DVD Player combo (19”):  3 – $150.00 each

  • Monetary donations welcome
  • Used for providing video enrichment for various animals

Monitoring Cameras, GE pan tilt color day/night camera with 18x zoom: 3 – $2500 each

  • Monetary donations welcome
  • Additional cameras for current camera monitoring system to add to enclosures that do not currently have them.

Animal Resources

Backpack Telemetry Unit: $1,000

  • Telemetry unit for training birds free flight safety

Outdoor Tortoise Pens: 6 – $105.88 each from Sam’s Club

  • Trixie Large Outdoor Run: 68.5” L x 42.75” W x 18.75” H
  • New outdoor pends for programs tortoises

Power Sprayer: $160 – $200 from Home Depot

  • Ryobi 1700 PSO 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer
  • Used to deep clean enclosures and ponds

Surface Touch Screen Tablet: $329 from Walmart.com

  • 32GB Microsoft Surface RT tablet with touch cover
  • Used for animal handling training classes to reduce paper waste

HDPE Crowd Control Barrier: 4 – $150 each (includes shipping) from OTWsafety.com

  • 42” H x 96” L x 2.5” W, 33lbs
  • Forest green, flat stacking with rotating leg

ZHaus Rat: 4 – $11.09 each from Otto Environmental

  • OEZH6 – Stainless steel, round, small animal hide with holes.
  • Used as a hide for small mammals
  • Monetary donations preferred

Mouse House: 2 – $6.55 each from Otto Environmental

  • HAR-MH – 1 ¾” H x 4” square
  • Used as a hide for small mammals
  • Monetary donations preferred

The Club House, Amber: 2 – $3.38 each from Otto Environmental

  • CHE040302A – 4.4”L x 3.25”W x 2.25”H
  • Used as a hide for small mammals
  • Monetary donations preferred

Rodent Dome: 4 – $3.47 each from Otto Environmental

  • OERD3 – Colorful, unbreakable, plastic domes used as a hide for small mammals.
  • Monetary donations preferred

Spiral Feeder: 8 – $10.30 each from Otto Environmental

  • OESF5 – Easy to fill feeder holds a variety of fruits, vegetables and food
  • Used as a foraging feeder for small mammals and birds
  • Monetary donations preferred

Sticky Bone: 2 – $12.75 each, plus tax from Otto Environmental

  • CT60052 – Stationary chewing and treat dispensing toy
  • Used as a foraging feeder for ferrets or birds
  • Monetary donations preferred

Stainless Steel Port, Medium: 4 – $16.90 each from Otto Environmental

  • OERP36 – 3” x 4” x 6”, stainless steel hide/standing shelf
  • Used as a hide for small mammals, particularly rodents and other heavy chewers
  • Monetary donations preferred

Stainless Steel Port, Mouse: 4 – $14.78 each from Otto Environmental

  • OERP26 – 2” x 3” x 3”, stainless steel hide/standing shelf
  • Used as a hide for small mammals, particularly rodents and other heavy chewers
  • Monetary donations preferred

Aronico Cargo Net Canopy: $109.99 from mysafebirdstore.com

  • 3’ x 6’, has 5” x 5” spaces, ¾” rope for small to medium birds
  • Used for parrot enrichment

Aronico Cargo Net Canopy: $145.19 from mysafebirdstore.com

  • 4’ x 8’, has 7” x 7” spaces, 1” rope for medium to large birds
  • Used for parrot enrichment

Play Tower: $128.89 from mysafebirdstore.com

  • Perch is 1.25”Diameter x 54”H x 32”W x 22.5”D
  • Used for parrot enrichment and presentations

Zoo-Max Playgym Bird Toy by Bella BirdCo.: $117.19 + $3.99 shipping on Amazon.com

  • Used for parrot enrichment and presentations

Large Manzanita Tree Bird Play Gym: $182.95 online at America’s Pet Store

  • Used for parrot enrichment

Gift Cards

  • Drs. Foster and Smith
  • Target
  • Ryan’s Pet Supplies
  • Lowe’s
  • Ace Hardware

Carnivores

Lemon or Purple Fountain Grasses:  9 – $15 ea at Lowe’s or Home Depot

  • Used for jaguar behavioral enrichment

Sod:  $150 at Home Depot

  • Used for Behavioral Enrichment purposes.

TS Weeble:  $475 + $75 s/h, www.ottoenvironmental.com

  • Item OETSW
  • Used for lion and tiger enrichment.

Excelsior Bale:  2 – $35 ea + $10 s/h, at Eagle Environmental

  • Material used for Andean bear nests.

True-Test EZ Weigh 5 Scale Reader:  $1,064 at www.faunaresearch.com

  • Will be used for reading weights for all carnivores.

Scale Load Bars:  $1,824 at www.faunaresearch.com

  • MP800 load bars, 6600lb capacity, 32” long
  • Used for weighing lions, tigers, jaguars, bears, just to name a few.

Scale Load Bars:  $1,488 at www.faunaresearch.com

  • MP600 load bars, 4400lb capacity, 23” long
  • Used for weighing ocelot, caracal and cheetahs among other carnivores.

Big Game GF100 Hanging Feeder:  $122.76 at www.cabelas.com

  • Used for Andean bear foraging.

Elephants

Lowe’s or Home Depot Gift Cards

Any dollar amount welcomed

  • Used to purchase much needed items such as chain, chain links, grass seed, etc.

Skid Steer Loader: New – $20,000 to $30,000

Used: Would have a member of our staff evaluate it to see if it met our needs.

  • This is a type of tractor that is much needed to move sand and logs from one place to another to make our elephants home different and make it a better one each day. This also will keep our elephant’s feet healthy as adding sand to the area makes the terrain softer on their feet.

Sand or Dirt: $500 per truckload

  • Sand and dirt need to be added to the exhibit on a regular basis to make sand beds and make the ground softer for the elephant’s feet.

 Donation to Construct Behavioral Enrichment Poles in Exhibit: $5,000 (in house quote)

  • These BE poles will be able to hold enrichment items high off of the ground so the elephants will have to reach up with their trunks.

Generation Stable Grazer: $2,500

  • Timed feeder that would allow keepers to set different times during the night when they aren’t there to spread out feeding times over several hours for the elephants.

Horticulture

Gift Cards to Any Local Nursery

  • Any amount is appreciated.
  • Used to purchase browse plants to grow out and feed to the animals.

18 volt Dewalt cordless Sawzall: $119

  • Used for trimming bamboo and repairing shade structures for plant propagation.

Hilti Hammer Drill: $199

Ryan Lawn Aerator: $1,700

  • With 3 point hitch
  • Can be towed behind a Gator cart

Park Rangers

Mag Charger Flashlight System (2):  $74 ea.

  • MAG Instrument MAG Charger ESW Rechargeable Flashlight System.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 16GB (2): $330 ea.

Samsung Galaxy 3 10.1 Holder (2): $130 ea.

  • Charging holder with spring lock, tilt swivel for hard wired installation.

All Terrain Mountain Bike

  • 29” with disk brakes and rack on the back

All Terrain Mountain Bike Tires, 26” (2)

Orange Safety Traffic Cones (multiple): $13.98 ea.

Special Events

Cobra Microtalk Walkie-Talkies:  2 sets

  • To communicate with event volunteers

18-inch Orange Safety Cones

Cambro 5 Gallon Beverage Dispenser:  4 – $110 ea.

  • Will be used for birthday parties and private events.

80 gallon or more ice chests:  5 – $100 ea.

  • Will be used for events on Zoo grounds.