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.


Chicks and Balances

Help the zoo’s birds hatch healthy chicks this spring! Incubator thermometers give animal-care staff precise temperature and humidity measurements for incubating eggs.

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Bird is the Word

With more than 10,000 species worldwide, there are a lot of birds for our animal care staff to keep track of! Help them out by giving them volume seven of “Handbook of the Birds of the World,” the first handbook to cover every known bird species.

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Take Two and Call Them in the Morning

When gorillas take their “pill” at Regenstein Center for African Apes they’re really having fun—with a big capsule-shaped toy they can push, toss, drum or poke sticks into to extract chewy delights.

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Hole Foods

Zoo scientists studying tool use in chimpanzees observe our troop poking sticks into faux termite mounds to extract scrumptious ketchup and mustard. Provide the apes with some tasty treats to discover.

$10 1 shares needed
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We Heart Bella

Bella, a female gorilla baby who arrived February 24, is the 52nd western lowland gorilla born at Lincoln Park Zoo. Help the animal care and veterinary staffs maintain this remarkable success rate with the gift of a fetal doppler to measure baby gorilla heartbeats.

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In the Pink of Health

The Chilean flamingos have sensitive toes in need of pampering and support. Give the flamingos soft mats to stand on. Who wouldn’t want a cushy carpet to sink their feet into?

$16 17 shares needed
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For Sod's Sake

A soft, grassy carpet for hooves is just what a zebra needs. Help rehab the pad with new grass for our Grevy’s zebras to stroll around on.

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Return of the King

Guam Micronesian kingfishers are extinct in the wild. The zoo’s pair has done its part to bolster the species' numbers, producing dozens of chicks over the years. Contribute to this important breeding program with a basket of anoles--small, common lizards these rare birds love to eat.

$8 25 shares needed
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Meerkat Mealtime

Puzzle feeders prompt zoo animals to use their problem-solving and fine-motor skills to get at treats hidden within. Make meal time fun time for the meerkats at Regenstein African Journey!

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The Waterbuck Stops Here

Waterbucks, pumas and zebras need to be weighed periodically, but regular scales won’t work. This heavy-duty number lets us monitor the weight of our heftier animals.

$17 16 shares needed
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Cover Models

Lesser green broadbills need cozy places in their habitats to build nests. Give them a nesting basket to help them create a comfy hideaway. 

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