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As our community deals with the crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain dedicated to the health and wellness of the animals in our care, to our employees and volunteers, and to continuing our local conservation initiatives like rehabilitating sea turtles and lagoon restoration.

In response to your kindness and concern regarding our ongoing financial challenges, we created a wish list that identifies many of the things we could use right now to continue our mission. Thank you to the hundreds of supporters that already granted some of our wishes! We update this list often, so check back for new additions.

Jaguar playing

Prey Play for Jaguars

This fun toy moves unpredictably just like prey by rocking back and forth, rolling from side to side and springing back upright when pushed. Our jaguars have had these in the past and loved them.

Share the Cost by Contributing $11 | Total Shares: 40

Sea turtle hatchlings

Sea Turtle “Home Away from Home”

We are now in “washback season,” and our Sea Turtle Healing Center is busier than ever treating sick and injured sea turtles. Their care is often long-term (measured in months) as the goal is to rehabilitate them back to health for eventual release back to their ocean home. While they are at the Healing Center, our incredible and dedicated staff makes sure their every need is satisfied as they heal in their “home away from home.” To make this possible, the needs are great… which is why our sea turtle caretakers wish for these items.

BUY DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS (Share the Cost by Contributing $20 | Total Shares: 70)
BUY SALT FOR POOLS (Share the Cost by Contributing $10 | Total Shares: 30)
BUY MEDICATION (Share the Cost by Contributing $15 | Total Shares: 20)

Veterinary tool measures snake's oxygen levels

Healing Helpers

A pulse oximeter allows our veterinary staff to monitor animals’ oxygen levels during procedures that require anesthesia. A lactate testing kit helps us with diagnoses and prognoses.

Share the Cost by Contributing $25 | Total Shares: 44

Goofy bird painting wish listSupplementing the Senses

Keepers work to provide novel sensory experiences for our animals. We can use items like mirrors, bubble machines, bells, mirrored balls, light projectors, brushes and more to change their environments.

Share the Cost by Contributing $5 | Total Shares: 30

Stingray wish listWe Can See Clearly Now, the Algae’s Gone!

No one likes to look through an algae covered tank! There’s a lot of glass to clean to ensure our animals have the best habitats and our guests have the best view! This powerful buffer would make cleaning algae a breeze for our keepers who regularly scrub the glass clean.

Share the Cost by Contributing $20 | Total Shares: 100

Less Mess, More Hay!

Lilly, Violet and Casper are so fun but soooo messy—it seems like half of their hay ends up on the ground! Waste-free hay mangers will safely reduce hay waste, keep the hay clear of contamination and save the keepers time of clearing up extra debris. Plus you’ll have a clearer path when visiting your friends in the Petting Zone!

Share the Cost by Contributing $20 | Total Shares: 40

A Daily Dose of Vitamin D

Our ambassador animals have secure indoor housing that provides great cover from inclement weather, but it doesn’t let in much sunshine. A sunning habitat would give these guys the chance to soak up some rays and explore a novel space that can be changed up for enriching “playtime.”

Share the Cost by Contributing $35 | Total Shares: 100

Dingo Diet Challenge

Designed to hold items in place, the “J-Moody” rocks back and forth as the animal tries to get to food or a toy. By incentivizing the dingos to work for a reward, this device replicates the challenges dingos face when hunting in their natural range.

Share the Cost by Contributing $15 | Total Shares: 36

Probing the Depths

For an in-depth look at the water in the lagoon, a YSI with probes will do the trick! This device allows us to assess a variety of water quality factors and will be used during site selections, monitoring events and oyster gardening site visits.

Share the Cost by Contributing $50 | Total Shares: 70

Mangroves-e1587740727409Restoring Our Shores With Mangroves

Mangroves are under pressure throughout the world. Development, pollution, oil spills and over-harvesting contribute to the decline of mangrove habitats. As the frequency and severity of storms increase due to climate change, local populations suffer, taking several years to recover. The mangroves in our Indian River Lagoon are not exempt from these threats, but our Restore Our Shores team is working to bring these trees back. Help us build healthy populations of mangroves, restoring a sustainable ecosystem for aquatic and coastal animals.

Large Red Mangrove: $55 | Wish for 25

Granted Wishes

Aquatic Animal Enrichment • Hay Play Feeder • Reptile Bulbs • Lipped Ring Toy • Bear Treats • Beehive Tools • Honey-Processing Tools • Capybara Forager • Food Scales • Sprinklers • Ice Packs • Beach Mouse House • Timed Belt Feeders • Scatter Feeders • Lettuce Baskets • Fox Feeders • Giant Bear Plush • Goat Platforms • Rodent Wheels • Hoof-Trimming Equipment • Hornbill Foraging Tube • IV Fluid Pump • Spices • Monitor Habitat • Kangaroo Enrichment • Bicycles for Staff • Lemur Swings • Macaw Toys • Storage Cart • Nose-Its • Otter Surveillance Cameras • Pinniped Feeder • Kong Wobblers • Mouse Canvases • Mouse Funnels • Hose and Nozzle • Play Sand • Sound Machine • DVD Players • Toys for Brody • Heating Pads • Rhino Feeder Drum • Air Filters • Air Purifier • Booties • Straw Hats • SCUBA Masks • Snorkels • Refractometer • Wetsuits • Algae Chiller • Water Filters • Salt for Sea Turtles • Shelving for Sea Turtle Healing Center • Sea Turtle Food • Tablets • Sandie Deli • Sloth Foraging Tube • Slow Feeder Bowls • Spider Monkey Puzzle Feeders • Target Training Equipment • Cavy Treats • Plastic Enrichment Box • Wood Wool Bedding • Dental Equipment for Zebras • Ungulate Rattle Ball • Giraffe Feeders • Paper for Parrots • Sea Turtle Healing Center Perimeter Fence • Ambassador Animal “Furniture” • Trail Cameras • Rope Cutter • Camera Equipment • Concrete • Moisture-Wicking Shirts • Sustainable Settings


  • goat platform

    Violet the goat explores a new platform that gives her a bird's-eye view of the Paws On Petting Zone.

  • giant otter cameras

    A Zoo curator keeps an eye on the giant otter habitat thanks to a new camera system that allows us to monitor these animals from afar.

  • macaw toy

    A blue-and-yellow macaw climbs down a new toy that will help satisfy his natural chewing instincts.

  • beach mouse sand

    Zoo staff pour a bag of sand into a Perdido Key beach mouse tank. The tanks are designed to mimic the endangered mice's natural habitat and encourage breeding.

  • slow feeder

    Clarabelle the goat enjoys a meal out of a new slow feeder.

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