Wish List

Here is the Fall/Winter 2016 version of our keepers' wish list. If you have unused items such as hand tools or lawn and garden items like shovels, rakes and hoses sitting around gathering dust we can certainly use them!,  Most of the items on this list are available from the many wonderful  local merchants that support the zoo. If you would prefer to shop online, please click here for a link to our Amazon wish list.

If you are purchasing through Amazon, the zoo shipping address should come up in your address book at checkout. Just in case it does not, our UPS/delivery address is Dakota Zoo, 602 Riverside Park Road, Bismarck, ND 58504. Our Postal Service mailing address is PO Box 711, Bismarck, ND 58502-0711. Thank You!


  • Deck Brushes

  • hoses (5)

  • small and medium paint scrapers  

  • floor squeegees --neoprene (5) large

  • kitchen knives

  • knife sharpener

  • Hanging toys, all sizes (rubber toy,  etc...)

  • Medium & large size parrot toys

  • carabiners (used to hang enrichment items in exhibits)

  • laundry baskets (2)

We can also use gift cards from the following establishments: Kirkwood Ace Hardware, Running's,  KT Animal Supply, Petsmart, and Plant Perfect.

If you have items to donate, simply drop them off at the Zoo during normal zoo hours (1-5 PM Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through late April)  Or you can call  our admissions office at (701) 223-7543 to arrange a time to drop items off. Please note that during the winter months the office may not be staffed every day so please leave a message and we will return your call!