Enrichment plays an important role in giving our animals a positive daily experience. Keepers give the animals items that encourage natural behaviors, ward off boredom and allow them to just have fun. The keepers try to find new uses for children and pet toys, different foods and scents.
When you give an in-kind enrichment donation to the Potawatomi Zoo or support the Enrichment Fund, you help our animals lead long, healthy and fulfilling lives here at the Zoo. You can be recognized as a Zoo donor, qualify for a charitable deduction, and provide needed supplies and materials to the Zoo’s many programs. Your assistance will contribute to the Zoo’s mission while providing significant budget relief.
We maintain a Zoo Wish List to let the community know some hard-to-find (or hard to purchase!) items that we need. If you are interested in contributing items that are on our Wish List or would like to know if we need an item that you have (even if it’s not on the Wish List), please contact us. Items should be new or in excellent condition.
Gifts to the Potawatomi Zoo are tax-deductible. When items are donated to the Potawatomi Zoo it is understood by both parties that no further claims will be made regarding the item(s) by the donor. It is further understood that the item(s) may be disposed of in any way that may be necessary in the best interests of the Zoo.