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   San Diego Zoo Wish List
   P.O. Box 120551
   San Diego, CA 92112
   619-557-3914    
 
 

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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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Click here for more information about What's not to love about funny smelling things?

What's not to love about funny smelling things?
With their sleek, reddish-gold coat and dramatic facial markings, caracals are among the most beautiful of small wild cats. When keepers sprinkle scents around their exhibit, these beautiful cats show their wild side by rubbing their faces and bodies on such things as a burlap sack or sharpening their claws on a new log. Your gift of $5 will go toward fun and fun-smelling enrichment items for these cats and their feline friends at the Zoo and Safari Park!

$5.00   

Click here for more information about A little extra TLC for our youngsters!

A little extra TLC for our youngsters!
The love of a mother lion is a “grrreat” thing—but sometimes a young animal needs a bit more care than their mother can offer. This is when our amazing animal care staff and veterinary teams step in, providing that little extra love to get them back on their feet! Your gift of $9 will go toward heating pads, blankets, and other comforting supplies for our veterinary hospitals at the Zoo and Safari Park.

$9.00   

Click here for more information about Love and feathers are all aflutter!

Love and feathers are all aflutter!
Our great blue turacos are getting extra affectionate now that spring is just around the corner! Novel enrichment items, such as different plants, make great treasures for a bird that is looking to build an extra-impressive nest this season. Fun fact: Keepers also help these arboreal birds by creating artificial nesting platforms! Your gift of $15 will go toward new nesting items and other enrichment items for these birds and their feathered friends at the Zoo and Safari Park!

$15.00   

Click here for more information about Flamingos and finches and falcons--oh my!

Flamingos and finches and falcons--oh my!
Our flamingo flock is very friendly with each other--which explains why we have so many chicks hatch each year! With the helpful observations of our bird keepers, our hospital staff is able to care for the flock "from a distance"--but sometimes we need a closer look at these particular pink patients. Your gift of $17 will go toward updated examination tools and other medical equipment for our veterinary teams at the Zoo and Safari Park.

$17.00   

Click here for more information about Baby's first exam--a memorable moment!

Baby's first exam--a memorable moment!
When there is a new addition to our amazing animal collection, veterinarians will work with keepers to coordinate the newborn's first exam. This exam is typically done in the early morning and includes collecting samples, weighing the youngster, checking their eyes, ears, and other parts--basically assessing their overall physical health. Your gift of $31 will go toward new equipment to benefit our neonates and other patients at the Zoo and Safari Park hospitals!

$31.00   

Click here for more information about Boys will be boys and they all love their toys!

Boys will be boys and they all love their toys!
Rambunctious animals such as our grizzlies, Scout and Montana, love their toys to the point of destroying them--on a regular basis!--so their keepers are always excited to have new enrichment items available to keep these bear brothers entertained. Your gift of $35 will go toward replenishing our supply of everyday enrichment items--such as Boomer Balls®--for these boys and other animals at the Zoo and Safari Park!

$35.00   

Click here for more information about There is nothing better than a buddy!

There is nothing better than a buddy!
Two unlikely friends met last year at the Safari Park’s animal care center and, with the help of hospital staff, their health and relationship grew strong. Since the male greater one-horned rhino calf, named Chutti, and the female Ankole calf (affectionately named Moo Moo Kitty) are both social animals, keepers felt they would make perfect companions—and they were correct! Your gift of $47 will go toward baby bottles—big and small—and much, much more for the Zoo and Safari Park veterinary hospitals!

$47.00   

Click here for more information about More fun things for our pandas to love!

More fun things for our pandas to love!
What can I tell you that you don't already know about these enchanting creatures? Giant pandas enjoy any enrichment item that shows up in their exhibit, whether it is a new hammock or a fresh pile of pine shavings. Bai Yun is very good at prioritizing and will always explore the new items--just as long as she has eaten her meal first! Your gift of $50 will go toward new enrichment items for these adorable animals and others at the Zoo and Safari Park!

$50.00   

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