African penguins
San Diego Zoo's Animal Care Wish List
Animal Care Wish List

Wish List Meerkat Button Nov. 2011

All funds from our Wish List program help support the purchase of enriching items such as toys and treats for all species at the Zoo and Safari Park, as well as needed hospital equipment, and you can even help sponsor one of our current conservation projects!

Animal Care Wish List

The San Diego Zoo's Wish List is a shopping list formed of enrichment items needed to keep our animals happy and healthy. The Wish List also supports our efforts in wildlife conservation. Each month we focus on a different theme. Items on the Wish List range from $5 to $5,000. Donors to the monthly Wish List receive previews to the next list before it goes live.

If you prefer to place a donation via phone, please contact us at 619-231-1515, option 2, ext. 4055, or toll free at 877-363-6237. For questions and inquiries, e-mail us at In the rare event that an item has been discontinued or the need for an item has been satisfied, your donation will be used to purchase a comparable item for the animal you specified.

Want to make this a gift for someone?
If you would like to purchase an item in someone’s honor, you will find a link to an e-card on your purchase confirmation page entitled "Click here to send an e-card as a gift"


What is Enrichment?
 Enrichment can be defined as:

“…a process for improving or enhancing animal environments and care within the context of their inhabitants’ behavioral biology and natural history ...”  
   - Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Enrichment in Action!
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