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!

Baby food

Chicken broth


Slow feeders



Smooth peanut butter


Bleach (normal not no-splash)

Dawn dish soap

Ziplock bags (sandwich and gallon)


Paper towels

Brown lunch bags

5-gallon buckets

Packing tape

Vinyl, latex-free, gloves


Dry-erase markers

Dry-erase boards

Tempera Paint 

Brown Paper Bags

Chinchilla Dust

Reptile and Small Animal Hides and Houses

Gallon Bottles of Spring or Distilled Water

Hand Sanitizer

Moss and Coconut Fiber Bricks

Sweet Potatoes


Bagged Cracked Corn

Chef Knives

Kitchen Spices (Oregano, Nutmeg, Paprika, Cumin, Ground Cloves) and Catnip for Enrichment



Play Sand

Heated water buckets

Cypress mulch

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

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

Want to Purchase Items for the Zoo Right Through Amazon?

Our mailing address is:

Utica Zoo
1 Utica Zoo Way
Utica, NY 13501

The Utica Zoo will be closed at 1:00pm on 8/3 for BREWFEST and will reopen with normal hours on 8/4!