Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children

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Animal Wish Lists

From measuring cups to toys and bowls, Blank Park Zoo animals would love to get a gift this year!  See below for specific area wish lists and click the links for more details on specific items.  

We now have Amazon Wishlists for each Animal Care Team! Click on the Wishlist link under each team to see what the keepers have picked out for their animals.

If you have questions or would like to donate an item, call Kelly Current in the Blank Park Zoo Administrative Office at 515-974-2560.

Please send gifts to: 

Blank Park Zoo
ATTN: Kelly Current
7401 SW 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50315

Be sure to mark the item as a gift and include your information for recognition purposes.

Area Wish Lists

Large Mammals

Large Mammals Amazon Wishlist

Rock n' Roll feeder ball- for red river hog

Jingle Ball- for rhino

Hanging large KONG


KONG rewards large shell

Funny Float

36"x48" Cylinder

Equine scratcher

Feeder Tube extra heavy duty 14"x18"


10"x31" Cylinder heavy duty

Stubbs England Pony Hay Roller

Wubba Mega

Hay Rack

Weeto (for red river hogs)

Scratching Brush

PVC End Caps

PVC Threaded End 3 Inch

Storage Tote

55 gallon food grade barrels


Carnivore / Pinnipeds

Carnivore / Pinniped Amazon Wishlist

Synthetic Urine - From any hunting supply store - Lions, Tigers

Cooking Extract - Any Flavor - Lions, Tigers, Lemurs, Gibbons, Penguin, Seals, Sea Lions

Food Coloring - Lions, Tigers, Lemurs, Gibbons, Penguin, Seals, Sea Lions

Honeycomb Feeder - Lemurs, Gibbons, Penguin, Seals, Sea Lions

Klinker Balls - Lemurs, Gibbons, Penguins

Stainless Steel Bell - Lemurs, Gibbons

Kong Wobbler - Lemurs, Gibbons, Penguins

Birddown training scents - Lions, Tigers

Spices (Cinnamon, rosemary, sage, mint, oregano, basil, lavender, liquid smoke, decaf coffee, catnip) - Lions, Tigers, Lemurs, Gibbons

Unflavored Gelatin (1lb or 5lb) - Lions, Tigers, Lemurs, Gibbons, Penguins, Seals, Sea Lions


Avian / Reptile

Avian / Reptile Amazon Wishlist

shallow dish


Small Mammals

Small Mammals Amazon Wishlist

Slow Feed Happy Hay Ball - macaques, goats, llamas, pig, donkey

KONG® Tires Durable Dog Toy - macaques, red pandas, tamarins

Rocky Lou - macaques, red pandas, wallabies, kids' kingdom

Hay Buddy - donkey

Colored Acrylic Mirrors - tamarins, red pandas, bats, wallabies

Brain Teaser Feeder - macaques

Monster K9 Ultra Durable Dog Toys - any/all varieties - macaques

Zyro - macaques

Boomer Balls - any size, all animals

Spinner Treat Balls - macaques

Bingo Balls - macaques

14" Jolly Ball - macaques

Punching Bag - goats

Hay Pillow Feeder for Donkey, 1 inch mesh

Tri Rattles with Colored Discs - 3 inch size

Round Stainless Steel Rattle - 3 inch size

Cooking Extracts (Any Flavor) - any animal in department

Menards Gift Card

Amazon Gift Card in any amount



Aquatics Amazon Wishlist

Gift Card to Josh’s Frogs

Clams on the Half Shell

Amazon, Marine Depot, Josh’s Frogs, Menards, Petsmart, or Petco Giftcards


Ambassador Animals

Ambassador Animals Amazon Wishlist

Small Animal Hideout



Commissary Amazon Wishlist

Professional blender (example 1)

DeWalt shelving units

Small Folding Platform Truck

Large Steel Platform Truck

Food Items - Peanut Butter (plain & crunchy), Chex cereal, Cheerios, whole grain pasta


Zoo-wide Items

General Zoo Amazon Wishlist

24 In. X 36 In. Folding Platform Truck - for moving crates and feed

ZooMed Forest floor

ZooMed Reptibark

ZooMed Compressed coconut fiber

ZooMed UVB 10.0

ZooMed UVB 5.0

ZooMed temp/humidity gauge

ZooMed reptiSand

ZooMed clamp lamp

Flukers clamp lamp

Small scale (small diets for ed animals, tamarins, lemurs, gibbons)

Small scale (pinniped fish prep, cat meat prep)

Professional Wood Block Deck Scrub Brush

Professional Deck Scrub Brush

Jobsite 24 in. Multi-Surface Fiberglass Push Broom

Libman 10" Deck/Floor Scrub Brush

Steel Toe rubber boots - all sizes (Mens 7 - 12) - Option 3

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