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   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 A grand occasion for celebrations--100 years young!

A grand occasion for celebrations--100 years young!
Our keepers are always looking for a reason to party--and what better reason than to celebrate the animals! Cardboard tubes, new scents and hammocks, frozen treats, and decorative boxes with prizes inside are fun for everyone. During each Centennial Birthday Bash, our awesome keepers--wearing their own Centennial party hats!--will be placing the new items received from the Wish List on exhibit for the animals to enjoy and for all to see. Your gift of $9 will go toward future Centennial Birthday Bashes we're hosting throughout the year at the San Diego Zoo!

$9.00   

Click here for more information about Lemur karaoke?

Lemur karaoke?
Who will be the next San Diego Zoo Global's "Idol"? Since lemurs like to "move it, move it," what better way to catch them in the act than with a microphone? Auditions take place almost every night at the Zoo and the Park, where our keepers record vocalizations of our furry and feathered friends in order to build a library of calls for different species. Your gift of $5 could provide microphones as well as other useful gadgets and electronics for our keepers at the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park!

$5.00   

Click here for more information about Striped and Sophisticated

Striped and Sophisticated
To continue our Centennial Birthday Bash, our tiger trio--Connor, Berani, and Cinta--will be celebrated in style on July 16. These largest of all big cats actually prefer the finer things in life--exotic spices and novel scents--and might choose to dab some behind their ears or shamelessly flop on their backs and roll themselves silly--we'll have to wait and see! Your gift of $5 will go toward this fragrant feline fiesta and other Centennial Birthday Bashes we're throwing throughout the year at the San Diego Zoo!

$5.00   

Click here for more information about Birthday Bash for Bear Brothers

Birthday Bash for Bear Brothers
Our Centennial Birthday Celebrations continue! On July 9, our grizzly bear brothers, Scout and Montana, will be showered with goodies. With your support, their exhibit will be decorated with fun things such as new Boomer Balls® to play with, fresh sand to play in, and--what they look forward to most--new toys to destroy! Your gift of $10 will go toward party favors for our brother bear bonanza and other Centennial Birthday Bashes we're throwing throughout the year at the San Diego Zoo!

$10.00   

Click here for more information about Hey, Mom--what's this white stuff?

Hey, Mom--what's this white stuff?
It's that time again--time to start building our snowball pile! We need your help to provide snow for the animals in our collection, and once we have enough snowballs, some lucky animals at the Zoo or the Park will receive a winter wonderland! Snow is not a common sight here in San Diego--so I don't know who enjoys it more, the animals who get to romp around in it or the keepers and guests who get to watch their antics! 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 throughout the year!

$10.00   

Click here for more information about Hearing is believing!

Hearing is believing!
As a mom, I feel like I'm constantly repeating myself--could it be the same with animal mothers, too? Maternal communication is just one of the many things that keepers monitor. Does every mama meerkat have the same alarm call when a hawk is overhead? Does play fighting sound different than a real disagreement? Your gift of $15 could help us answer those questions by providing acoustic equipment as well as other useful gadgets and electronics for our keepers at the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park!

$15.00   

Click here for more information about How Do Snow Leopards Celebrate?

How Do Snow Leopards Celebrate?
On July 16 we will find the answer! That is the day when our snow leopards will be celebrated during our Centennial Birthday Bash. These cool cats know how to have fun but most enjoy celebrating with a new place to lounge--like fresh mulch, soft grass, or smooth sand. Your gift of $15 will go toward new substrate and bedding items for our snow leopard shindig and other Centennial Birthday Bashes we're throwing throughout the year at the San Diego Zoo!

$15.00   

Click here for more information about A rhino-sized slip 'n slide!

A rhino-sized slip 'n slide!
For some of our animals, the more simple the enrichment, the better! Chutti, our rhino calf, is happier than a pig in slop when someone turns on a sprinkler--he can be seen skipping through the spray and ending his horseplay by rolling in the mud puddles. Keepers can't just leave a hose running, though, so they look for special sprinkler heads that send water misting in all the right places! Your gift of $20 could provide water toys and other enrichment items for Chutti and his animal friends at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park!

$20.00   

Click here for more information about These neighbors are party animals!

These neighbors are party animals!
The fabulous felines of Elephant Odyssey--our lions and our jaguars--are neighbors but on June 25 they will be birthday buddies, too! Although our lions typically hang out in the south exhibit, they do have the option to swap with the jaguars and visit the other side--with careful keeper choreography, of course! These cats not only rotate exhibits but they also trade their toys--so your birthday gift will provide double the fun! Your gift of $20 will go toward playful party favors for these big cat neighbors and for other Centennial Birthday Bashes we're throwing throughout the year at the San Diego Zoo!

$20.00   

Click here for more information about Who is studying whom?

Who is studying whom?
Wildlife observation happens from every angle, so trail cameras placed at varying heights and in different areas snap photos of animals strolling by at all hours of the day and night. This provides valuable information for our animal care staff--and sometimes the animals actually stop to check out our trail cameras, which makes for some great close-ups! Your gift of $25 could provide trail cameras as well as other useful gadgets and electronics for our keepers at the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park!

$25.00   

Click here for more information about Time for an Upgrade!

Time for an Upgrade!
Although rotary phones may still work, the world is much easier to navigate with a mobile phone. Our Zoo Veterinary Services Department is currently feeling "behind in the times" by using an antiquated cautery unit that is almost 20 years old! While this current unit is an integral part of many surgical procedures, our hospital team is unable to use many new electrocautery features. A new unit will perform all the functions of the current model, plus give our veterinary staff the ability to use cautery during endoscopy and laparoscopy procedures. This state-of-the-art cautery unit costs $16,837 and features high-frequency, smart technology creating voltage arcs capable of producing coagulation in sensitive tissues at a deeper level than older technology units. [1 out of 1 needed]

$16,837.00   

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