In-Kind Donation Wish List
In Kind Donations of goods or services help offset the Zoo’s operating budget by supplying needed items and materials from generous donors like you.

Facts and Details

Gently used or new items that are less than five years old are preferred.
However, there is an exception to every rule, so please contact us to discuss your particular situation.

What if I don't have used items?
We also have an updated Wish List on of items we need.  Go to the Your Lists area in the top right corner. Click on Wish List and search for the Sacramento Zoo. When you order, they will ship directly to the Sacramento Zoo.

If you can deliver the items to the Sacramento Zoo, it does help us save money.
However, if you are unable to bring the items to the zoo, we may be able to arrange for pick up.

Please make arrangements before dropping off donations.
A quick call or email will insure that we still need the item, and will help us prepare for your donation. To make donation arrangements please call (916) 808-8376 or email with Wish List questions.

Your donation is tax-deductible.
You will be asked to fill out a donation form with your name, address, phone number, description of the item and an estimated value of the item. You will receive a tax letter from the Zoo in the mail including our tax ID number and nonprofit status. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding the tax-deductible portion of your donation.

We do not accept animals.
The Sacramento Zoo cannot accept inkind donations of live animals or pets. Here are a few resources that may help you.
Northern California Herpetological Society for amphibians and reptiles.
Wildlife Care Association for injured wildlife.
Sacramento SPCA for cats, dogs and rabbits.

Current Wish List - Updated 2/27/16

Large locking storage cabinets
Heavy duty 4-shelf storage shelves

Veterinary Hospital
Blankets with no filling
Surgical Instruments
Mini DVD-RW disks for camcorder
New box fans
Blank CDR disks 

Animal Care 
Boomer balls 
New box fans    
Large industrial fans    
"Flex Rake" Rakes 
Verikennels or Skykennels
Small scales to use in exhibits      
Blankets with no filling

Apple iPad

Garden carts
Leather work gloves
Hedge trimmers
Shovels, all sizes 
Mantis 2-chamber compost tumbler  
Rolling toolbox like the one here

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