Wish List

Buy Something Special for the Zoo’s Animals

Want to share a special treat with your favorite animal? Browse the Lincoln Park Zoo Wish List, which has everything they love, from tasty snacks to fun-fueling toys.


Weighs and Means

Nutritionists and animal care staff rely on scales to help them monitor the health of the zoo’s gorillas. They can develop a more informed nutrition program for Bahati and her growing baby by periodically recording their weights. Weigh in on this process yourself by helping to purchase a new scale.

$20 20 shares needed
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Time for Beddy Buy

Spongy shavings of wood wool (also known as excelsior) are popular enrichment and bedding materials with Regenstein Center for African Ape's (RCAA) gorillas, who often drag them into their nests when it’s time for a little shut-eye. Help provide Bahati, baby and the others with a great ape’s version of a fine duvet.

$8 17 bags needed
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Salad Days

Gorillas are predominantly herbivorous. Plants make up most of their diet. That’s especially true now for Bahati, who needs to increase her food intake during the early days of motherhood. You can help out by buying Bahati some crispy, nutritious kale.

$5 5 bushels needed
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Groom with a View

The momentous birth of a young gorilla is an ideal time for reflection. Help Bahati and the other troop members see themselves in a new light with Looky-Loos, popular plastic dishes inset with plastic mirrors.

$5 22 shares needed
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Seeds of Change

Pineapple make for nutritious treats during mealtime or operant conditioning sessions at RCAA. Supplement Bahati's and her companions’ diets with some fragrant fruit today.

$12 13 baskets needed
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Baby Boomer Generation

Keepers at RCAA put frozen juice and sugar-free Jell-O inside small boomer balls for the gorillas, who slowly sip out the sweet treats. Celebrate the baby gorilla girl’s arrival with a round for the whole family, including the little one’s 2-year-old half sisters, Patty (pictured) and Nayembi!

$15 7 balls needed
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