Animal Care Wish List


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   San Diego Zoo Wish List
   P.O. Box 120551
   San Diego, CA 92112

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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!


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There's No Day Like a Snow Day!
Nindiri recently woke up to an unexpected surprise: piles of fresh, glistening snow blanketing her exhibit in Elephant Odyssey! She was cautious at first, stepping gingerly on the snow, unsure how to react to the novel substance. But it didn't take long for our fabulous female jaguar to start exploring, climbing, and searching for buried meatballs! Animal care staff enjoy this popular chilly treat, too: they say snow really brings out the personality of each animal and how fun it is to see them venture to parts of their habitat they normally wouldn't explore and display behaviors rarely seen. Purchase one snowball for $10 each and you can say that you helped animals at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park experience the magic of snow!


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We Make House Calls!
Our flamingo chicks start hatching in June, and now that they've grown up a bit, their next milestone is to get a physical exam! One morning a year, these pretty-in-pink greeters at the San Diego Zoo begin their day with an annual health check, thanks to the helpful hands of veterinary staff and bird keepers. Our flock of almost 100 Caribbean flamingoes is gently corralled into a lagoon holding area before being carefully handled down a line of health monitoring stations. This special annual routine ensures that our flamingo flock gets the best care possible--without getting their feathers too ruffled! Please show your support for our veterinary animal care teams at the Zoo and Safari Park by giving a $15 gift today!


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She Is Queen of the Hill!
Now at almost three years of age, Joanne--our "miracle gorilla baby"--is healthy and very active. Her keepers describe Joanne as "sweet and sassy" and say she is absolutely fearless! Our growing and gregarious girl can often be seen wrestling, running, and playing with her two favorite troop mates, 5-year-old Monroe and 8-year-old Frank at the Safari Park. These sensational siblings make the most of every piece of enrichment they encounter--playing keep-away, tug-of-war, king (or queen) of the hill, tag, and hide-and-seek. Your gift of $20 will go toward puzzle feeders and more fun enrichment items for Joanne, her brothers, and her friends at the Zoo and the Safari Park!


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