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ANIMAL WISH LIST

Animal enrichment involves providing animals with items or experiences that create a change in their environment.

These items work to stimulate their senses, target their natural behaviors, and are crucial to proper animal welfare!

Bergen County Zoo White Nosed Coati

OUR ANIMALS' WISH LIST

Training and enrichment items helps us encourage natural behaviors and support positive interactions. Husbandry items helps maintain exhibits and care for our animals' overall well-being. Our animal care staff has handpicked items that directly benefit the zoo animals.

Bergen County Zoo Scarlet Macaw

EDUCATION WISH LIST

Items for our ambassador animals helps us present them in a way that is comfortable and encourages natural behaviors. Additional items help support the Education Department foster an appreciation for nature through our camps, early childhood programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events.

HAVE SOMETHING AT HOME YOU WANT TO DONATE?

We accept new or gently used:

  • Kitchen knives

  • General kitchen supplies

  • Ice-cream maker

  • Dried herbs

  • Food extracts

  • Perfumes/Spray bottles

  • Towels, flat sheets, other linens

  • Firehose

  • TVs

  • Bungee Cords

  • Non-toxic, washable (water based) paint

  • Paintbrushes

  • Blank canvases, flat or stretched, any size

  • Portable DVD players/Speakers

  • Outdoor kids toys: Little Tikes, Fisher Price, Playhouses, etc.

  • Metal or plastic chains

  • Caribiners

  • Outdoor compost tumbler

  • Gift Cards (any denomination): Petsmart, Petco, Petgoods, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes

Items can be purchased through Amazon can be shipped directly to us.

Or, you may drop off any items to our Main Office Monday-Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Please use the following address when shipping to the zoo:

Bergen County Zoological Park

216 Forest Ave

Paramus, NJ 07652

Attn: Wish List

Please include your name so if we post a photo,

we can thank you for your generous donation!

Some items that may sound odd may be used to enhance animal care and meet other enrichment needs! 

If you would like to know if we need an item that you have that isn't listed above or have any other questions, please contact Victoria:

VOconnor@co.bergen.nj.us

YOUR DONATIONS HELP US ACHIEVE OUR GOALS.

THANK YOU from the animals and staff at The Bergen County Zoo!

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