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Christmas in July

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Christmas in July, Give a Gift to the Animals!

Our 1,100 hundred animals need love year round and we are asking for your help! Animal enrichment is an important part of keeping our animals happy and healthy. Many of these enrichment items can be found in your home. Maybe you were going to throw out that old bucket, but Nikita and Berlin would love to play with it. 

Zoo lovers can to choose an item from the giving tree in the DejaZoo gift shop or the virtual giving tree online and donate that item to our animals. We will be distributing your donated enrichment items at our animals throughout the winter.

You can find the giving tree on our website or in the gift shop. Items can be dropped off at Guest Relations during normal business hours. Thank you for your generosity!

We have made it easy for you to send our animals enrichment items online. Purchase items from our Amazon Wish List to send our animals hand picked items. 

Click here for our Amazon Wish List. 

Animal Health

Bath towels and blankets

Sharpie double tip markers

Packages of Uniball pens in black & blue

2” and 3” 3 ring binders

Plastic cutting board

LED flashlight: 2-3

Heavy ceramic food and water bowls

Snake hooks, various sizes

Mirrors – all sizes

4gb flash drive: 2-4


Chimpanzees, Painted Dogs, Baboons and Hippos

Tempera Paint (Non-Toxic/Any Colors)          

Salad Dressings 

Instant Rice

Air Pop Popcorn   

Plastic Sand Box tools or Pools

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Kongs (L and XL)         

Mixed Nuts (Unsalted     inshell)  


Dried Pasta


Discovery Barn

Small Parrot Toys with Mirrors

Large Parrot Toys with Bells

Large Rope Chew Toys



Medium Parrot Toys with Mirrors    

Crepe Paper

Small Parrot Toys with Bells




For Lion, Rhinos, Giraffe and other Hoofstock

Carpet Cat gym (any size)     

Kong Toys (Large and XL)    

Hard Plastic Toys   

5 gallon buckets with lids   

Medium or Large Stuffed Dog Toys (no squeakers) 

Sand bags

Covered Litter Boxes

Cat Scratchers

Tempera Paints

Animal DVDs

Foam Exercise Mats

Play Tunnel Pet Sleeper




Bagged Pine Shavings

Food Coloring




 For Tropics

Bubble Machine

CD players

Cat Puzzle toys

Bath Towels

Grass Skirts (NO Plastic)

Dog Puzzle Feeders

Whole Prunes

Dates with Pits

Unsalted Pistachios

Bird Toys (Any Size)

Mixed Nuts in shell

Plastic Pencil Cases

Dorm Sized Refrigerator

Box Fans

Feather Boas

 For Tigers, Singing Dogs, Australian Aviary and Kangaroos

Plastic Gutters        

Twist & Lock Crock            


Laser Pointer                     

Battery Operated Radio    

Ape DVDs

Lots of Whiffle Balls

Wooden Blocks for Parrots

Foraging Toys for Parrots

Crepe Paper

Foraging Feeder

Home Depot Gift Cards

Foraging Carousel

Chew & Preen Bird Toy

Impact Drill

 For Gorilla, Cheetah, Bongo, Leopard and African Aviary

Vegetable/Herb Seeds

Crepe Paper Streamers


Flavored Bubbles


Blankets, Sheets, and/Towels

Small Bird/Parrot Toys


Sheet Sets

Large and XL Kong toys

For Sea lions and Elephants


Incense with holder         

Non-Toxic Bubble Bath          


Animal DVDs

Hard rubber dog toys

Coyote Decoy

Large Mirror (flexible kind)

Sidewalk Chalk

Hand/Chain saws

Disco Ball

Bubble Machine

27" or larger TV

DVD Player

Ocean Sound CD/DVD


For Nikita, Berlin, River Otters and Penguins

Small Boomer Ball              

 Jolly Eggs     

Almond, strawberry, and banana extract           

Sunflower Butter                                                   

Duck or Goose Decoys

Saucer sleds

Sugar Free Cookies

Dried Pig Ears

55 Gallon Barrels

Plastic Pool Float

5 gallon buckets with lids

CD or Radio Player

Canned tuna, salmon

Kong Fish

Antler Dog Chew (Large)

Dried Fruit

Crepe paper streamers

Baby pools

Canine Carryouts (River Otters, Polar Bear)

 Jolly Apples