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.


Put a Cork in It!

Natural cork bark pieces provide nesting and hiding areas for birds in the McCormick Birdhouse. Keepers can also use them to create naturalistic enrichment items for many birds.

$6 11 shares needed
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Mist Opportunity

Help the bald eagle, snowy owls, cinereous vultures and white storks at the outdoor Regenstein Birds of Prey Exhibit chill out on hot days. Chip in for a portable misting system!

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Branch Dressing

Supplementing live plants with artificial ones provides birds with additional nesting and perching options. Faux foliage also maintains the lush look of indoor bird exhibits even during winter months.

$18 32 shares needed
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Monkey See, Monkey View

Who’s that looking at me? Our colobus monkeys at the Helen Brach Primate House will find out when they play with a Looky Lou ball equipped with a mirror. 

$15 17 shares needed
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When Shell Freezes Over

Zookeepers put frozen, diluted fruit juice and sugar-free gelatin in coconut shells for siblings Boko and Kiden, the zoo’s Allen’s swamp monkeys. According to Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy, the brother and sister like to rub the shells together or on the ground of their exhibit after they enjoy their treat.

$8 12 shares needed
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Baby Boomer Generation

Obu, the zoo’s baby snow monkey, and the rest of the troop at Regenstein Macaque Forest sip their frozen juice and gelatin out of small boomer balls—turning meals into fun, brain-teasing games.

$12 29 shares needed
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Acrobatic Snack

The zoo’s black howler monkeys use intelligence and dexterous fingers to extract food from Hol-ee Roller forage balls suspended from high branches. The monkeys must hang from their prehensile tails, as they would in the wild, to reach the feeders.

$5 12 shares needed
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Lovely Rita, Meter Aid

Measuring dissolved oxygen in aquatic habitats is critical for the health of Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House’s fish and amphibian inhabitants. Help monitor their watery worlds with a dissolved-oxygen meter.

$20 22 shares needed
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Isi Does It

Zookeepers sometimes slip into chest-high waders to tend to the watery beaver lodge home of 11-year-old female Isi at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. Help them seal the deal with a waterproof purchase!

$10 13 shares needed
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Thirst Responders

Burly, hoofed zoo residents need more than a sippy cup. Help the Bactrian camel and Sichuan takin herds at the Antelope & Zebra Area quench their thirsts with sturdy stainless-steel drinking devices!

$25 21 shares needed
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Sisters Are Chewing it For Themselves

Serve up some fun meal-time enrichment for African lion sisters Kamali and Zalika! Zookeepers stuff healthy treats into hanging bobbin feeders for the recent arrivals at the Kovler Lion House. 

$5 12 shares needed
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Birthday boy

Black rhino calf King turned 2 on August 26! Buy the big baby a birthday present he can knock around with his growing horn: a rhino-worthy boomer ball.

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Wrecking Ball

Kianto, the zoo’s male jaguar, plays with and ultimately destroys any enrichment he’s given. One boomer ball is never enough. Buy him another!

$8 15 shares needed
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