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.


Big Cat Cologne

Send the zoo’s new snow leopard, Taza, a new year’s gift that makes a lot of scents. We won’t dab it behind his ears, but zookeepers will spread fragrances as scent enrichment throughout his outdoor habitat—the perfect accent to a holiday celebration.

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Figgy Stardust

During the Blyth’s hornbills’ annual breeding ritual, the male seals the female into a tree cavity and delivers food to her through a small opening. Help him treat her like a rock star by contributing fancy figs via avian room service!

$8 4 baskets needed
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Joy in Mudville

Coltrane and Lily, the red river hogs at Regenstein African Journey, need bags of top soil to fill their mud wallow in the winter. Treat these fine swine to a mud-bath spa treatment for the new year!

$20 2 shares needed
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Service for a Smile

A healthy smile is an important resolution for everyone—no matter the species. Give the zoo’s chimpanzees new toothbrushes to maintain strong teeth so they can munch on fruit and bare their chompers when communicating with each other.

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From Seed to Shining Seed

Pomegranates make nutritious treats during mealtime or operant conditioning sessions at Regenstein Center for African Apes. Help baby gorilla girls Patty and Nayembi and their family troop celebrate the new year with some fragrant fruit.

$15 9 baskets needed
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Good Duck Charm

Pedicures are needed at the bird house for the new year. Give the mandarin ducks in the free flight area some dremel tips to shape their avian claws. They need to look their feathery best for all the visitors they’ll see this year.

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Hatch Match

To maintain the perfect temperature for developing the eggs of Inca terns and other species, McCormick Bird House keepers use some high-tech equipment. Provide them with incubator thermometers to maintain egg-actly the right temperature.

$15 7 thermometers needed
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The Beat Goes On

More than 50 western lowland gorillas have been born at Lincoln Park Zoo. Help the animal care and veterinary staffs maintain this remarkable success rate with a new year’s gift of a fetal doppler to measure baby gorilla heartbeats.

$15 7 shares needed
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Happy Blue Year!

Kwan and other members of his gorilla family troop eagerly use the touch-screen computer at Regenstein Center for African Apes. When they select symbols in the correct order they’re rewarded with a sweet treat. Buy the gorillas some blueberries so they can keep sharpening their cognitive skills!

$8 13 pints needed
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Purple Reign

The zoo recently welcomed Pahstrel, a female Amur tiger, to the Kovler Lion House, where she shares exhibit space with older female Molly. While these royal felines never met a meaty bone they didn’t like, they also have a taste for eggplant. Resolve to support their nutrition with a new year’s gift of veggies.

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The Whole Tooth and Nothing but the Tooth

Nobody likes going to the dentist, but the zoo’s Bactrian camels will keep their chompers honed and healthy with a PowerFloat chamfer, a special dental tool ideal for the herd and other hooved animals. Turn the Antelope & Zebra Area into aisle of smiles for the new year!

$40 50 shares needed
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