Utica Zoo Wish List

Thank you for thinking of the animals at the Utica Zoo. Listed below are some of the items our animals and their keepers would love to have!

Can’t decide on a donation? Gift cards to Petsmart, Price Chopper, Hannaford, Joann’s, Walmart, Target, Lowes, or Home Depot are always appreciated!

You can also help us by using AmazonSmile OR donating items to us right through our Amazon Wish List!

What is AmazonSmile?

Shopping on Amazon? Check our Amazon Wish List! Many animal item needs are listed and it’s now easier than ever to support the Utica Zoo! Be sure to use Amazon Smile and set UTICA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY as your charity of choice. Qualifying purchases will generate an additional 0.5% of the purchase price as a donation to the Utica Zoo with no additional cost to you!

How to Use AmazonSmile

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Set your organization to “Utica Zoological Society”
  3. Shop as you normally would
  4. Amazon donates 0.5% of your qualifying purchase to the Utica Zoo

Want to Purchase Items for the Zoo Right Through Amazon?

Our mailing address is:

Utica Zoo
1 Utica Zoo Way
Utica, NY 13501

What Are Items That the Zoo Can Always Use?

  • Paper Towels
  • Gallon Bottles of Spring or Distilled Water
  • Dishwashing Sponges
  • Non-Fragrance Clorox Bleach
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disposable gloves
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Baby food (fruit and vegetable varieties)
  • Honey (not Raw Honey)
  • Moss and Coconut Fiber Bricks
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Bagged Cracked Corn
  • Brazil Nuts (In the Shell)
  • Mott’s applesauce (individually packaged)
  • Dried figs
  • Peanuts (shelled and unsalted)
  • Kitchen Spices (Oregano, Nutmeg, Paprika, etc.) and Catnip for Enrichment
  • Dawn Dishwashing Soap
  • Dried Cranberries/Craisins
  • Oyster shell
  • Fish oil supplements (1000 IU)
  • Wood shavings (pine only)
  • L’il Critters Probiotic/Multivitamin gummies
  • Doodlebug scrub pads
  • Dust pan/brush
  • Hard plastic kiddie pools
  • Eye Lags/Bolts (any size/thickness)
  • Carabiners (4”)
  • Large Chinchilla Wheels
  • Chinchilla Dust
  • Small Animal Chews, Toys, and Houses (For Chinchillas, Rabbits, Ferrets, etc.)
  • Extra Large Parrot Toys (For Cockatoos and Macaws)
  • Reptile and Small Animal Hides and Houses
  • Rubber Grain Bowls
  • Kritter Keepers
  • 250 Watt Heat Bulbs and Fixtures
  • Max/Min Reptile Thermometers
  • Chef Knives
  • Flashlights
  • Digital Hygrometers
  • Pool/Water Thermometers
  • Animal Water Bottles
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Cage Clips