Animal Enrichment Tree 2018 Requested Items

Give the Gift of Enrichment

Share the fun! Participate in the 2018 Louisville Zoo Enrichment Tree.

The Louisville Zoo Enrichment Tree, presented by the Louisville Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), is similar to the Angel Trees seen inside malls. The difference is that your donations go to help your favorite Zoo animals get new enrichment items! These enrichment items increase behavioral choices, provide engagement and stimulation and draw out species-appropriate behaviors and abilities, thus enhancing animal welfare.

It’s easy to participate!

  • You can purchase an item outright from the list below and provide the item to the Zoo receptionist during regular business hours.

—Or —

  • You can choose a paw print tag decorating the tree located on the Zoo’s front plaza starting in December. Each tag lists a dollar amount. Amounts vary from $5 to $100 so everyone can participate. Simply remove a tag and take it into the gift shop where you can make your donation. The money you donate will go toward purchasing enrichment items for the animals.

Just be sure to provide your purchased items or your tag to the Zoo receptionist during regular business hours by Dec. 31, 2018.

Requested Items:

Animal Hospital (AHC) & Conservation Center

  • Feeders Supply gift card
  • Home Depot gift card
  • Artificial plants
  • Ben Franklin Crafts gift card
  • Dee’s crafts gift card
  • PetSmart gift card
  • Cat exercise wheel (One Fast Cat)
  • Large Parrot Swing — no chains/ropes
  • Video/ Visual baby monitor
  • Walmart Gift Card

Boma African Petting Zoo

  • Lead cordless drill
  • Towels any size
  • Spices
  • Tool kit
  • Soft peppermints
  • Mirror-wall or door
  • Jolly ball
  • Branch trimmers
  • Lowe’s or Visa gift cards
  • Feeders Supply gift card

Birds

  • Small mirrors
  • Artificial green plants, large, leaves preferred
  • Zip ties for hanging enrichment
  • Fake green plants, no vines.
  • Clear tarps
  • 1/2″ manilla rope (Home Depot)
  • Aquarium bubbler and pump
  • Uncolored cotton string (thin)
  • White noise machine
  • 2 – 4 small radio / CD players
  • lorikeets — Radio / CD player
  • little penguins — small radio/ cd player
  • 700 watt microwave
  • Lowe’s gift card
  • Visa gift card
  • Joann’s crafts gift card
  • Feeders Supply gift card

Commissary

  • Fun shaped cookie cutters all sizes
  • Large ice ball molds

Elephants/ Rhino

  • Spices
  • Tractor Supply gift card
  • Flavored Tea packets
  • Lowe’s gift card
  • 3/8 in. solid nylon rope in 100 ft. increments (need 400 ft. to make one hay bag)
  • WildlifeToyBox.com gift cards

Giraffe

  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Fruit Chews
  • Peppermints
  • Horse treats
  • Fleece Blankets
  • Spices and extracts
  • Spool Toy
  • Shires Ball Feeder (hexagon-shaped)
  • Hay Nets (2)
  • LIKIT tongue twister toy
  • LIKIT boredom breaker
  • Jolly Pets amazing graze toy
  • Hay Ball
  • Bamboozle Feeder
  • Fling-around size 36 inch
  • Sod
  • 8–10 inches zipties
  • Paper lawn bags

Glacier Run (polar bears, grizzly bears, seals & sea lions)

  • Small portable CD player
  • Whole Foods gift card
  • Amazon.com: Jolly eggs 12″
  • Amazon.com gift card
  • WildlifeToyBox.com gift card
  • blender

Gorilla Forest

  • Lowe’s gift card
  • Home Depot gift card
  • Non-toxic washable kids paint (Crayola)
  • Ottoenvironmental.com following items: feeder tube any size, the honeycomb feeder, 14” klinker ball, looky lou, saurus egg, bobbin, stump
  • Door mirror
  • Various color paper streamers
  • AM / FM radio
  • Amazon.com gift card
  • Aromatherapy essential oils

HerpAquarium

  • Hemp rope
  • Zip ties
  • Lowe’s gift card
  • Home Depot gift card
  • Sandy’s pet shop gift card
  • Feeders Supply gift card
  • Amazon.com gift card
  • Harbor Freight gift card
  • LLLReptile.com gift card

Islands (orangutans, siamangs, tapir, babirusas, tigers)

  • Large paper lawn bags
  • Burlap bags
  • Aromatherapy essential oils
  • Kind adventure jumbo blocks beginner set found at Target.com $43
  • Original IPad charger 30 pin
  • Rubbermaid stock tanks (not metal) found at Tractor Supply
  • Home Depot gift card
  • Lowe’s gift card
  • Feeders Supply gift card
  • Sandy’s pet shop gift card
  • Large heavy-duty carabiner clips
  • Boomer balls all sizes
  • Target gift card
  • Streamers, piñatas, birthday decorations, fun plastic cups
  • Wildlifetoybox.com gift cards
  • Cheap new body or bed pillows
  • Eco Trekker camping hammock 
  • Triangle shade cloth (Home Depot)
  • Horse brush/grooming supplies
  • large boxes
  • blankets
  • large towels
  • small mammal/ bird toys

Metazoo Discovery Center (Education)

Most Items found at Feeders Supply

  • Shredding parrot toys
  • Apple Sticks
  • Wooden Parrot toys
  • Rodent chew sticks
  • Wood Ledge
  • Wood Chew toys
  • Parrot Cozy Corner
  • Whiffle balls
  • Small wood hanging toys
  • Small cat bed
  • Large solid running wheel.
  • 24 – 36 inch strip light
  • Sandy’s Pet Shop gift card
  • Feeders Supply gift card
  • Small jolly ball
  • Cat tree
  • Small artificial plants
  • Cuttlebones
  • Reptile heating pads
  • Parrot pacifier
  • Ferret toys / treats
  • Rabbit / chinchilla treats

Valley (maned wolves, wallabies, lemurs, big cats)

  • Cylinder heavy duty 7″ x 28″ (wildlifetoybox.com)
  • Pill heavy duty 14″ x 10″ (wildlifetoybox.com)
  • Jingle ball med. duty 17″ (wildlifetoybox.com)
  • Feeders Supply gift card
  • Lowe’s or Home Depot gift cards
  • Canine puzzle feeders
  • Tall cat scratching post w/multi levels
  • #2 Petmate/ varikennel crate  (28″ l x 20.5″ w x 21.5″ h)
  • #1 Intermediate petmate/ varikennel crate (32″ l x 22.5” w x 24″h)