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.


Black Bear Games

When black bears take their "pill" at the Pritzker Family Children's Zoo they're really having fun--with a big aspirin-shaped toy they can push and toss to extract chewy delights.

$10 9 shares needed
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Tray of Sunshine

Dining place settings for wolves and bears aren’t dainty. The red wolf pack and black bears at the Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo enjoy meals served in sturdy, food-grade polyethylene trays that double as knock-about enrichment. 

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Jelly in My Belly

As omnivores, black bears Papa and Kitai gobble jelly (along with just about everything else). Jelly also serves as a fun and fascinating enrichment item.

$12 3 baskets needed
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Ball in the Family

The big cats want to get in on the summer fun - buy them some boomer balls today! The lions, tiger, leopard and puma at the Kovler Lion House will pounce on and play with these knock-about toys for endless hours of activity.

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Grain and Bear It

Buy the black bears some cereal! They’ll search for the crunchy grub after we spread it around their exhibit—providing both a fun activity and a yummy snack.

$5 8 boxes needed
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Little Hose on the Prairie

Using flexible fire hose, zookeepers create woven balls that they stock with leafy greens and hang throughout the North American river otters’ exhibit. These browse feeders challenge these aquatic mammals to exercise their minds and bodies to retrieve treats.

$25 7 shares needed
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Birthday Boy #1

White-cheeked gibbon Daxin celebrates his first birthday on August 16! The bouncing boy will benefit from a range of enrichment items carefully introduced by caregivers. Mirror-equipped Looky Lous are one engaging toy he can play with now.

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Pineapple Party

The acrobatic gibbon family at the Helen Brach Primate House loves juicy pineapple. Sweeten up Daxin’s birthday party with a fruity party favor.

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Birthday Boy #2

Baby black rhino King turns 1 year old on August 26! He doesn’t want to unwrap anything though—just give him the box. The burly 1,000-pound boy will have a blast pushing, flipping and carrying around a super-tough enrichment box that helps engage his fine motor movements.

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Pick a Peck of Rhino Peppers

The zoo’s black rhinos love peppers—red, green, spicy, sweet. Celebrate King’s birthday by treating him, mom Kapuki and dad Maku and male Ricko to some pleasing peppers.

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