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Louisville Zoo Wish List

The Louisville Zoo is seeking the following items for donation. New or gently used items are accepted. All donations can be delivered to the Zoo Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; arrangements can also be made for delivery on the weekend.

Please contact Kelly Grether at (502) 238-5386 or Kelly.Grether@louisvilleky.gov if you wish to make a donation.

Note: The Zoo reserves the right to evaluate the condition of an item before accepting a donation.

Click here for a list of wish list items for Animal Enrichment.

 

Administration Building

  • Three (3) fans, any type (box, etc.)
  • Vacuum

Animal Health Center

  • Digital scale (3000-6000 gram)
  • Knife sharpener (heavy-duty, such as Norton Multi-Oilstone Sharpener)
  • Lightweight, portable table [with stand] - plastic or metal, not wood
  • Radios, portable FM

The Valley

  • Cold chisels
  • Drill bits, masonry
  • Shelves (Rubbermaid shop type)
  • Shop Vac, heavy-duty
  • Sledge hammer (5lb, small)
  • Trash Pump(one for cleaning out sump wells

Glacier Run

  • Burlap bags
  • Hay barn
  • Large cardboard boxes
  • dorm size fridge
  • five gallon buckets

Bird Department

  • Brooders (intensive care)
  • Food bowls & crocks (earth-tone color)
  • Garden cart
  • Golf carts - 4 or 6 passenger (2)
  • Ladders
  • Painter’s pole (fiberglass)
  • Pool skimmers
  • Pressure washer (portable, electric)
  • Tree pruner (with extension pole)
  • Video system (baby monitor type)

Commissary

  • Farm supplies
  • Large Yard/Barn Tools
  • Poly-tarps (any size)
  • Wheelbarrow

Conservation Center

  • Cordless drill
  • Tools (screwdriver set, pliers, retractable utility knife

Finance

  • Dolly/Utility Cart
  • Fans
  • Garden and lawn carts (2)
  • Pencil Sharpener, wall-mounted
  • Stapler, electric
  • Stapler, heavy-duty
  • Vacuum cleaner

Giraffe Area

  • box fans
  • Pruners/Branch cutters of all sizes

Gorilla Forest

  • Burlap sacks
  • ‘Kong’ toys
  • Unbreakable mirrors
  • Plastic kiddie pools
  • Ferret logs
  • Boomer balls
  • Jolly balls
  • Pillow cases
  • Flat (not fitted) bedsheets
  • Blankets or quilts (without stuffing)
  • brown craft paper
  • cardboard tubes
  • paper lawn bags

Guest Services

  • Drill, electric
  • Hedge clippers
  • Leaf blowers
  • Patio umbrellas
  • Tables (folding, 6' x 30")
  • Vacuums

HerpAquarium

  • Thermometers (aquarium)

Horticulture

  • 100’ Tree Rope and Rope Bag
  • 5 Gallon Buckets w/Lids
  • 6’ Step Ladder
  • Backpack Sprayers
  • Blowers (Hand held or backpack, gently used or new)
  • Chain saws, Protective Chaps, Ear Muffs
  • Dingo with Attachments
  • Fire hoses and fittings (1.5")
  • Greenhouse, poly-carbonate panel (28 x 60 with heater package)
  • Greenhouse, Quonset
  • Hand Saws, fold up or straight blade
  • Hand Tools (Round Point Shovels, Flat Shovels, Nursery Spades, Push Brooms,
  • Hand Trowels, Grade Rakes, Leaf Rakes, Scoop Shovels, Pitch Forks, Tampers, etc)
  • Honda tiller
  • John Deere Gator (gently used or new)
  • Log Chains
  • Lopping shears
  • Pole saw, gas-powered (gently used or new)
  • Powerade 2 or 5 Gallon Mixes
  • Pruners (hand pruners or manual pole pruners)
  • Push Spreaders
  • PVC Fittings 1” and 1 ˝”
  • Safety glasses, ear plugs, and disposable respirators
  • Stihl Weedeaters with .105” line
  • Storage Bins
  • Tarps (8x10, 10x12, 12x14, etc)
  • T-Post drivers and pullers
  • Water Hoses, sprinklers, nozzles, watering cans, fittings (Y’s, Shutoff Valves)hose menders 5/8” or 3/4”
  • Wheelbarrows

Islands

  • Leaf Blower
  • Weed eater
  • A felco folding pruning saw
  • Digital Radios, AM/FM
  • Digital Radios, Weather
  • Hand saw (crosscut)
  • Plastic containers
  • Wire ties assorted lengths (especially longer ones - 10 to 12 inches)
  • sweater box size plastic containers with lids

Lorikeet

  • John Deere electric Gator (gently used or new)

Maintenance

  • Belt Sander
  • Dolly
  • Ladders. fiberglass (all sizes)
  • Man Lift
  • Microwave Oven (2) for breakrooms
  • Orbital sander
  • Shop rags
  • Shovels
  • Submersible pump
  • Tool boxes (side mount for pick-up truck)
  • Membership Department
  • Plastic storage bins with lids
  • Task chair

MetaZoo/Education Department

  • A Mettler Toledo gram/lb scale
  • digital projector
  • Large flat-screen TV
  • Metal storage cabinets
  • flash drives used but working digital cameras
  • refrigerator
  • reacher/grabber (for getting things dropped over fence)
  • boxes of tissues
  • dry erase markers and erasers
  • kids scissors and adult scissors
  • baby wipes
  • 4 mini maglites
  • globe
  • play area rug
  • kid tables/chairs

Special Events/Sponsorship

  • 3M double-coated paper tape
  • HP 110 Color Ink Cartridges
  • HP Photo Paper, 5" x 7" or 4" x 5"
  • Laminator
  • Laptop
  • Mannequins
  • MP3 players
  • Poly-Tarps
  • Pop-up Backyard Canopy
  • SD Memory Card

Books

  • Geoff Barrett; The New Atlas of Australian Birds
  • Stephen Jackson; Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management

Other

  • Digital thermometers
  • Egg incubator