Wish List

Ways to Make a Wish List Donation

Enrichment items for animals, supplies, furnishings and more are on this wish list created by the staff at the Lake Superior Zoo. Please consider making a donation. Along with new items, we also accept those that are gently used and in good working condition.

Choose an item for your favorite animal from our Amazon Wishlist.

Animal Enrichment Wish List

The following items can be new or used:
  • Baby/toddler hard plastic toys
  • Bath Towels (Lg.)
  • Bells (any type)
  • Boat bumpers
  • Body Sprays/Perfumes/Colognes
  • Bread baskets (lg. plastic grocery type) or milk crates
  • Cable spools (no larger than 4’ diameter)
  • Car wash strips (any type)
  • Chain (wide links preferred)
  • Channelizers/plastic traffic cones (variety of sizes)
  • Corrugated drainage pipe (variety of sizes)
  • Instrumental and Nature Sounds CDs
  • Mirrors (Plastic or metal mirrors only, no glass)
  • Paint stir sticks/Tongue depressors
  • Paper tubes (Lg. poster style)
  • Playground equipment/playsets
  • Pinwheels (Plastic)
  • Radios with functioning CD player
  • Rubber duckies
  • Shepard’s Hooks
  • Steel puzzle feeders (as designed for parrots)
  • Storage shelving units
  • Street Sweeper Brushes
  • Windsocks and wind spinners
  • Wooden Picnic Table
The following items should be new:
  • Apple and grape juice (low sugar)
  • Cheap straws
  • Crinkle fabric tubes (ferret to child sizes)
  • Disco balls
  • Gift cards to:
    • Amazon
    • Local nurseries/greenhouses
    • Menards/Home Depot
    • Michaels/Hobby Lobby
    • Petco/Petsmart
  • Heavy duty carabiners, quick-links
  • Heavy duty hay bags/feeders
  • Heavy duty Rubbermaid garbage cans
  • Jolly Eggs (various sizes)
  • Magnetic aquarium glass scrubbing blocks
  • Mister lines that attach to hoses
  • Portable DVD players and animal DVDs
  • Remote control car/helicopter
  • Rotating sprinkler
  • Scent lures for various animals (raccoon, hog, deer, etc.)
  • Sisal rope (any size)
  • Timed-Release food dispensers or feeders.
  • Wooden eggs, blocks, spheres, miscellaneous shapes (as found in craft stores, unpainted)
  • Wooden deck brushes

Preschool Wish List

New & Gently-used Items Accepted

Guest Services Wish List

Wish List Items
  • Microwave (high wattage/power)
  • Sturdy folding step stool
  • Dolly for banquet chairs
  • Large ice bucket/bin
  • Gas insert for fireplace
  • Fireplace screen
  • Suction cups w/hooks
  • Magnets – Heavy duty, round
  • Plants/flowers
  • Planters
  • Hand cart w/inflatable tires
  • Golf cart w/hauling back
  • Portable CD players with MP3 input jack
  • Box and oscillating fans
  • Heat laminator/supplies
  • Wireless color printer and ink
  • Cricut Expressions cutting machine/supplies
  • Business calculators
  • Two 10 to 15-foot artificial Christmas trees (new)
  • Five to ten 6-foot banquet tables (Lifetime brand)
  • Five to ten 8-foot banquet tables (Lifetime brand)
  • Ten to twenty four-foot tall cocktail table (small rounds)
  • Snow blower

Christmas Wish List

Primate/Nocturnal
  • Amazon Wish List
  • Gift cards for Menards, Amazon, Super One, Michaels
  • Gift cards for iTunes to buy apps
  • Fruit extracts
  • Sisal rope (any diameter)
  • Large rectangular wall mirror
  • Hunting scents & attractants (fox, raccoon, deer, etc.)
  • Large diameter bamboo for puzzle feeders
  • Live catnip plants
  • Medium sized carabiners/quick links
  • Bubble machine
  • Unpainted and unvarnished baskets (various sizes)
  • Medium sized carabiners/quick links
  • Fewer items needed:
    • Cheerios
    • Rice Krispies cereal
    • Peanut butter
    • Oatmeal
    • Dried fruit
    • Fruit juice
    • Shelled nuts
    • Jelly
    • Canned chicken
Carnivores
  • Amazon Wish List
  • Gift cards to Menards, Super One, Amazon
  • “Obsession” cologne by Calvin Klein
  • Portable stereo with CD & aux jack
  • Extra large carabiners/quick links
  • Heavy duty 32-gallon trash cans
  • Animal sound-effect CDs
  • Shepherds hooks
  • Wind spinners
  • Frozen chicken or turkey (store-bought)
  • Fewer Items Needed:
  • Canned, low sodium seafood
Main/Australia
  • Amazon Wish List
  • Gift cards to Menards, Super One, Michaels, Amazon
  • Gift cards to Petco, World of Fish, Drs. Foster and Smith
  • Jumbo exercise balls
  • Extra large rock-style reptile dishes
  • Large wood log-style reptile hides
  • Large wood or grass small mammal huts
  • Small and medium carabiners/quick links
  • Unpainted and unvarnished baskets (various sizes)
  • Dog puzzle toys
  • Parrot puzzle toys
  • Perfumes (any)
  • Sisal rope (any size)
  • Digital food scales
  • Fewer Items Needed:
    • Dried fruit
    • Veggie straws
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned veggies (not corn)
    • Canned whole beans (green, black)
    • Unsalted hard nuts
    • Nuts & pumpkin seeds
    • Mini marshmallows
Barn
  • Amazon Wish List
  • Adult aluminum snow shoes
  • Gift cards to Menards, Super One, Fleet Farm, Amazon
  • Chicken treat squares (such as Happy Hen Treats)
  • Parrot puzzle toys
  • Rabbit-style chew blocks
  • Dog activity toy/brain teaser toys/puzzle feeders
  • Lixit and holders (any flavor)
  • Large rock hides
  • Small apple horse treats
  • Honey rodent chew blocks
  • Canned chicken and tuna in water
  • Metal wind chimes
  • Shepard hooks
  • Wind spinners (metal or fabric)
  • Fewer items needed:
    • Small apple horse treats
    • Honey rodent chew blocks
    • Canned low sodium seafood & fish
    • Canned chicken

Bring your wish list item/donation to the zoo’s main office.

Please let us know that you are making a donation from the wish list. We will collect your information and provide you with a donation receipt.

Order the item from the noted vendor and have it shipped to the zoo. Please identify the item as coming from you and also include “Wish List” in the memo area. Keep your receipt for your taxes.

Make a cash donation to the zoo that is designated for a wish list item. You may do this at GiveMN or by mailing a check to the zoo:

Lake Superior Zoo
7210 Fremont Street
Duluth, MN 55807

Questions about the wish list can be directed to our development office. Phone (218) 730-4500, ext. 209 or Email Us.

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The Lake Superior Zoological Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations to the zoo are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our EIN is 41-0944885.