Wish List

As days become shorter and temperatures begin to dip, animals throughout the zoo are soaking up the last days of summer and preparing for cooler weather ahead. Help the animals greet the changing seasons with cozy bedding material, hearty snacks, and puzzling enrichment for all!

Bomani’s Birthday Bash

At almost 4 years old, De Brazza’s monkey Bomani continues to grow and learn from his elders at Helen Brach Primate House. Looky Lou mirrors are the perfect enrichment for young primates, since they encourage animals to explore their surroundings. Keep Bomani curious with a brand-new mirror.

At almost 4 years old, De Brazza’s monkey Bomani continues to grow and learn from his elders at Helen Brach Primate House. Looky Lou mirrors are the perfect enrichment for young primates, since they encourage animals to explore their surroundings. Keep Bomani curious with a brand-new mirror.

$9
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Dinner Time

In the wild, animals don’t have their meals delivered at the same time each day. Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, Animal Care staff use timed feeders to intermittently distribute food at different times and in different locations throughout an animal’s habitat. By randomizing food delivery, animals are encouraged to forage and search. This harvest season, give the birds of prey a moveable feast with a new timed feeder!

In the wild, animals don’t have their meals delivered at the same time each day. Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, Animal Care staff use timed feeders to intermittently distribute food at different times and in different locations throughout an animal’s habitat. By randomizing food delivery, animals are encouraged to forage and search. This harvest season, give the birds of prey a moveable feast with a new timed feeder!

$5
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Bear Down!

North American black bears are strong and powerful animals, so they need enrichment items that are tough, durable, and fun. Heavy-duty plastic balls are guaranteed to entertain Birch and Katai at Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. Help these bears score a touchdown this Thanksgiving with a new ball!

North American black bears are strong and powerful animals, so they need enrichment items that are tough, durable, and fun. Heavy-duty plastic balls are guaranteed to entertain Birch and Katai at Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. Help these bears score a touchdown this Thanksgiving with a new ball!

$7
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“Bean” There, Done That

Green beans aren’t just for casseroles; many animals at Lincoln Park Zoo love this Thanksgiving dinner staple. For golden-headed lion tamarins, an endangered species native to Brazilian rainforests, green beans provide essential nutrients. Plus, when these veggies are scattered throughout their habitat, they serve as an excellent foraging opportunity. Go green and supply these primates with a nutritious snack!

Green beans aren’t just for casseroles; many animals at Lincoln Park Zoo love this Thanksgiving dinner staple. For golden-headed lion tamarins, an endangered species native to Brazilian rainforests, green beans provide essential nutrients. Plus, when these veggies are scattered throughout their habitat, they serve as an excellent foraging opportunity. Go green and supply these primates with a nutritious snack!

$5
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Seal of Approval

Grey seals have several adaptations, like webbed flippers and strong claws, to help them hunt and catch fish in the wild. Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, keepers will place fish in different puzzle feeders to encourage the seals to use their problem-solving skills at mealtimes. Give the grey seals something to flip for this month with some tasty fish!

Grey seals have several adaptations, like webbed flippers and strong claws, to help them hunt and catch fish in the wild. Here at Lincoln Park Zoo, keepers will place fish in different puzzle feeders to encourage the seals to use their problem-solving skills at mealtimes. Give the grey seals something to flip for this month with some tasty fish!

$8
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Abra-“kabob”-ra!

The Jamaican iguanas at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House enjoy a large array of fruits and vegetables in their diet. Keepers present fruits and vegetables skewered on kabobs to foster natural foraging behaviors. Help Animal Care staff deliver a magical meal with pristine presentation for our iguanas!

The Jamaican iguanas at Regenstein Small Mammal-Reptile House enjoy a large array of fruits and vegetables in their diet. Keepers present fruits and vegetables skewered on kabobs to foster natural foraging behaviors. Help Animal Care staff deliver a magical meal with pristine presentation for our iguanas!

$6
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“Hoppy” Fall!

Flemish giant rabbits enjoy a nutrient-rich diet to support their sturdy frames, which can reach up to 22 pounds! Keepers provide the rabbits with leafy greens, grass hay, rabbit pellets, fresh fruits, and vegetables to foster natural foraging behaviors. Show how much you care about these giant hares with their favorite veggies.

Flemish giant rabbits enjoy a nutrient-rich diet to support their sturdy frames, which can reach up to 22 pounds! Keepers provide the rabbits with leafy greens, grass hay, rabbit pellets, fresh fruits, and vegetables to foster natural foraging behaviors. Show how much you care about these giant hares with their favorite veggies.

$5
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The Need for Feed

Unique feeders provided to the cows and ponies at Farm-in-the-Zoo encourage them to forage for food throughout their habitat. These include the Savvy Feeder, which promotes natural feeding behaviors such as slow feeding. Keep the animals at the farm grazing through the holidays by chipping in for a new feeder today!

Unique feeders provided to the cows and ponies at Farm-in-the-Zoo encourage them to forage for food throughout their habitat. These include the Savvy Feeder, which promotes natural feeding behaviors such as slow feeding. Keep the animals at the farm grazing through the holidays by chipping in for a new feeder today!

$8
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Winter Wonderland

Just as the zoo’s animal care staff works around the clock to keep the fauna of the zoo happy and healthy 365 days a year, the horticulture team works tirelessly to ensure the zoo’s flora is well cared for and looking its best every season. During the coldest months, the team will use a mixture of evergreen branches, colorful dogwood twigs and other accents to set the scene for winter gardens. Help keep the zoo’s grounds looking beautiful even in icy conditions with hardy yet appealing winter plants.

Just as the zoo’s animal care staff works around the clock to keep the fauna of the zoo happy and healthy 365 days a year, the horticulture team works tirelessly to ensure the zoo’s flora is well cared for and looking its best every season. During the coldest months, the team will use a mixture of evergreen branches, colorful dogwood twigs and other accents to set the scene for winter gardens. Help keep the zoo’s grounds looking beautiful even in icy conditions with hardy yet appealing winter plants.

$9
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Papa Roach

Dubia roaches are high in protein and low in fat, making them a perfect dietary enrichment item for insectivores like the leopard gecko. Purchase a share of supper club-rated grub that’s never a “Last Resort.”  

Dubia roaches are high in protein and low in fat, making them a perfect dietary enrichment item for insectivores like the leopard gecko. Purchase a share of supper club-rated grub that’s never a “Last Resort.”  

$8
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Pillows for Armadillos

This time of year, there’s nothing better than snuggling up in a cozy bed. For three-banded armadillos, cardboard is the perfect material for making a comfy place to rest. Help the resident armadillos stay snug as a bug this winter with some cardboard bedding.  

This time of year, there’s nothing better than snuggling up in a cozy bed. For three-banded armadillos, cardboard is the perfect material for making a comfy place to rest. Help the resident armadillos stay snug as a bug this winter with some cardboard bedding.  

$10
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“Hole” Foods

Chimpanzees are highly intelligent primates renowned for tool use. The troops at the zoo uses thin, flexible branches to dig out condiments, like honey, ketchup, and peanut butter, from specially designed feeder tubes—similar to the way wild chimpanzees extract insects from real termite mounds. Help keep the feeders stocked with sticky, savory condiments!

Chimpanzees are highly intelligent primates renowned for tool use. The troops at the zoo uses thin, flexible branches to dig out condiments, like honey, ketchup, and peanut butter, from specially designed feeder tubes—similar to the way wild chimpanzees extract insects from real termite mounds. Help keep the feeders stocked with sticky, savory condiments!

$8
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A “Quail” of a Tale

In the wild, African rock pythons can reach up to 25 feet long and feed on a variety of prey, such as large rodents, monkeys, fruit bats, monitor lizards, and even crocodiles. As a part of their specialized diet, keepers feed the resident serpents quail to satisfy their meaty cravings. Sneak a snack of hearty quail to the snake today!

In the wild, African rock pythons can reach up to 25 feet long and feed on a variety of prey, such as large rodents, monkeys, fruit bats, monitor lizards, and even crocodiles. As a part of their specialized diet, keepers feed the resident serpents quail to satisfy their meaty cravings. Sneak a snack of hearty quail to the snake today!

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A Thankful Toast!

Zookeepers use wheat bread for training, medication delivery, and as a dietary supplement for a variety of animals at the zoo. From rewarding kangaroos and medicating rhinos to making peanut butter “sandwiches” that help the gibbons gain weight, this bread represents the upper crust of versatile animal care supplements—and you can help us purchase some!

Zookeepers use wheat bread for training, medication delivery, and as a dietary supplement for a variety of animals at the zoo. From rewarding kangaroos and medicating rhinos to making peanut butter “sandwiches” that help the gibbons gain weight, this bread represents the upper crust of versatile animal care supplements—and you can help us purchase some!

$7
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“Otter”-ly Delicious

To create an exciting challenge for the North American river otter, keepers at Pritzker Family Children’s zoo put fish—like herring, smelt, and trout—inside a specially-designed feeder. This requires Emma to "fish'' pieces of her meal out with their dexterous paws. Give Emma the otter a brain-teasing treat with a new feeder today!

To create an exciting challenge for the North American river otter, keepers at Pritzker Family Children’s zoo put fish—like herring, smelt, and trout—inside a specially-designed feeder. This requires Emma to "fish'' pieces of her meal out with their dexterous paws. Give Emma the otter a brain-teasing treat with a new feeder today!

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Polar Potluck

In the wild, polar bears build insulating blubber by preying on seals. At Lincoln Park Zoo, the carnivorous bears indulge in hearty Atlantic salmon and grizzly salmon oil to give them the fatty sustenance they need to stay warm all winter long. Celebrate Talini’s birthday—and help her prepare for the long winter ahead—with a deliciously fatty fish feast!

In the wild, polar bears build insulating blubber by preying on seals. At Lincoln Park Zoo, the carnivorous bears indulge in hearty Atlantic salmon and grizzly salmon oil to give them the fatty sustenance they need to stay warm all winter long. Celebrate Talini’s birthday—and help her prepare for the long winter ahead—with a deliciously fatty fish feast!

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“Rye”-se to the Occasion

Rae, a 4-year-old giraffe at Regenstein African Journey, frequently chooses to participate in operant training at the training wall in the outdoor habitat. Keepers say rye crisp crackers are the way to her heart! Select some crackers today to keep Rae crunching and munching away!

Rae, a 4-year-old giraffe at Regenstein African Journey, frequently chooses to participate in operant training at the training wall in the outdoor habitat. Keepers say rye crisp crackers are the way to her heart! Select some crackers today to keep Rae crunching and munching away!

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Long Live the King

On November 14, leader of the pride and king of our hearts Jabari turns 5. To celebrate, animal care will provide the African lions at Pepper Family Wildlife Center some special enrichment items like the Tipsy Tom. Made with durable plastic, this enjoyable object moves unpredictably as it weebles and wobbles, allowing the lions to kick, roll, or push it across their habitat. Wish Jabari a happy birthday with a new Tipsy Tom!

On November 14, leader of the pride and king of our hearts Jabari turns 5. To celebrate, animal care will provide the African lions at Pepper Family Wildlife Center some special enrichment items like the Tipsy Tom. Made with durable plastic, this enjoyable object moves unpredictably as it weebles and wobbles, allowing the lions to kick, roll, or push it across their habitat. Wish Jabari a happy birthday with a new Tipsy Tom!

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Tickled Pink

The Chilean flamingo flock’s dazzling plumage certainly makes them stand out in a crowd. The signature pink coloration is a result of consuming krill—small shrimp-like crustaceans that contain beta carotene. Give the flourishing flock the opportunity to “brine” and dine this Thanksgiving with delicious krill.

The Chilean flamingo flock’s dazzling plumage certainly makes them stand out in a crowd. The signature pink coloration is a result of consuming krill—small shrimp-like crustaceans that contain beta carotene. Give the flourishing flock the opportunity to “brine” and dine this Thanksgiving with delicious krill.

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