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Ape-ropriate Enrichment
Ape-ropriate Enrichment
Our Price: $5.00

Keepers at Regenstein Center for African Apes use special feeders to encourage foraging and problem-solving among the zoo’s chimpanzees. Kong balls stuffed with nutritious treats engage the highly intelligent apes with an extra fun challenge at mealtime. Give the chimps something to chew on this spring!
Monkey Puzzle
Monkey Puzzle
Our Price: $6.00

Titi monkeys are native to Brazil, where they spend much of their day foraging for fruit, leaves, seeds, and insects in the rainforest of the Amazon River basin. Lincoln Park Zoo’s keepers encourage the monkeys’ naturally curious behaviors with puzzle feeders, which encourage problem-solving and tool use. Keep the titi monkeys exploring with a brand-new puzzle feeder!
Salad on a Stick
Salad on a Stick
Our Price: $6.00

The zoo’s rhinos love their salad on a stick. Help us buy some saplings to plant in the zoo’s gardens to grow fresh browse forage for the zoo’s rhinos!
How do you like them apples?
How do you like them apples?
Our Price: $6.00

Caring for Lincoln Park Zoo’s animals is a team effort that involves animal care staff, veterinarians and veterinary technicians, and the animals themselves. Using operant conditioning methods based on positive reinforcement, keepers encourage animals to voluntarily participate in their own care—and when your patient weighs more than 2,000 pounds, participation is key! Chip in for some positive reinforcement for Kapuki in the form of sweet, delicious apples!
Let's Go Ice Fishing
Let's Go Ice Fishing
Our Price: $7.00

Polar bears have an excellent sense of smell. They put their nose to the test to sniff out tasty fish hidden inside frozen blocks of ice. Keeping their senses sharp is as fun as watching them lick to the center of a fish-sicle! Give Siku and Talini their favorite frozen treat!
Bachelor Pad
Bachelor Pad
Our Price: $7.00

Azizi, Umande, Amare, and Mosi make up Lincoln Park Zoo’s western lowland gorilla bachelor troop. These massive males rely on a nutritious diet of fruits and vegetables to stay healthy and strong. Each day, the troop consumes more than 10 pounds of carrots alone! It costs $7 per day to keep the gorillas stocked with crunchy carrots. Help us keep the gorillas munching through March with a month’s worth of delicious carrots!
Eat Your Vegetables
Eat Your Vegetables
Our Price: $7.00

Like fruit, fresh vegetables are an attractive reward during Kapuki’s operant conditioning sessions. One of her particular favorites? Crunchy carrots! Give Kapuki a snack that’s 24-‘carrot’ gold.
Mirror, Mirror on the Ball
Mirror, Mirror on the Ball
Our Price: $8.00

In the wild, African penguins rely on visual cues to hunt shimmering fish. Keepers at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove use mirrored balls to promote similar behaviors here at Lincoln Park Zoo. When sunlight hits the shiny spheres, reflections glitter throughout the exhibit, stimulating the penguins’ natural chasing behaviors. Get the ball rolling on some new mirrored balls for the penguins today!
Brush Hour
Brush Hour
Our Price: $8.00

Just like us, cows enjoy a good scratch! Domestic cows have a thick coat, which they enjoy grooming against upright brushes in their barn. Chip in for a new brush, and help the zoo’s cows scratch their itch!
Hay, Baby!
Hay, Baby!
Our Price: $8.00

There’s nothing more important for an expectant rhino mother than proper nutrition! This year alone, the zoo’s rhinos will munch through more than 700 bales of hay. Help keep Kapuki healthy and strong with several weeks’ worth of healthful hay!
The Mane Entree
The Mane Entree
Our Price: $9.00

Meaty bones provide African lions with protein-packed enrichment. Give Sahar, Kamali, and Zalika something delicious to gnaw on when you treat them to their favorite snack!
Leapin' Lemurs!
Leapin' Lemurs!
Our Price: $9.00

In the wild, endangered crowned lemurs forage at all levels of the forest canopy, using their long tails to provide balance and help them move swiftly through the trees. Hanging snack shacks—which look like giant balls with holes in the sides—are a favorite spot for the zoo’s lemurs, who love to explore, forage, and snooze in the hanging hideouts. Help provide a new snack shack for the troop today!
Bear Hug
Bear Hug
Our Price: $10.00

Lincoln Park Zoo’s dedicated keepers build customized puzzle feeders to encourage problem-solving, foster foraging, and keep the animals in their care active and healthy. Help provide the keepers with building materials—like PVC pipes—to create some crafty new enrichment items for the black bears at Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo!
Coco Loco
Coco Loco
Our Price: $10.00

The gorillas and chimpanzees at Regenstein Center for African Apes go crazy for coconut shells! Zookeepers put frozen, diluted fruit juice and sugar-free gelatin in the shells, which they hide throughout their exhibits. The apes also like to gnaw on—and play with—the empty coconut shells. Help the apes discover some sweet treats with a new box of coconut shells!
Play Ball!
Play Ball!
Our Price: $10.00

Nest balls are the perfect enrichment item for an aardvark like Paatsy, who resides at Regenstein African Journey. Keepers scatter food throughout the nest ball, woven with natural materials, to encourage Paatsy to use her long, sticky tongue to reach every last bite! Paatsy will have a ball when you help us purchase some new nest balls!
An Apple a Day...
An Apple a Day...
Our Price: $10.00

Native to African forests, red river hogs beat the heat by foraging from dusk to dawn. Supply these curious creatures with some tasty Jolly Apples! They look and smell like apples, but can be hidden again and again to encourage natural foraging behavior.
Weeble Wobble
Weeble Wobble
Our Price: $11.00

Super sturdy wobble balls are designed to bounce and roll with unpredictable movements—keeping rhinos on their toes! Chip in for a new wobble ball for the zoo’s rhinos, and give them an enriching new toy that’s tough enough to withstand a rhino-sized kick!
Think Outside the Box
Think Outside the Box
Our Price: $12.00

Taza, the zoo’s resident snow leopard, is eager to sniff,
scratch, and explore anything novel in his environment. Keepers love to
stimulate the curious snow leopard with boxes filled with nourishing snacks.
Not any box will do, however. Taza needs a special, super durable box to
withstand his mighty claws and powerful paws. Chip in today for a new box
that’s strong enough to satisfy this powerful predator!

High Society
High Society
Our Price: $12.00

The giraffes at Regenstein African Journey require unique enrichment that’s “up” to the challenge of engaging the zoo’s tallest residents. Keepers hang durable balls filled with treats from the highest points in the giraffes’ enclosure to encourage exploration that’s on their level. Branch out and provide the giraffes with a new ball!
You're on Candid Camera!
You're on Candid Camera!
Our Price: $12.00

When Kapuki’s calf arrives, caretakers at Regenstein African Journey will make sure they have the privacy they need in a comfy indoor den. A remotely monitored camera system gives Kapuki and her baby the space they need, while allowing Animal Care staff to keep a watchful eye on the growing calf.
Grain on the Brain
Grain on the Brain
Our Price: $14.00

Durable ball feeders—filled with treats or grain—encourage the zoo’s zebras to forage throughout their exhibit while promoting a natural feeding posture. Keep the zebras grazing into spring with some engaging new ball feeders!
Cream of the Crop
Cream of the Crop
Our Price: $14.00

Nutrient-rich alfalfa is a favorite treat for the zoo's rhinos—and a critical component of a lactating female’s diet. Adult rhinos can eat their weight in alfalfa every three months! Give Kapuki a week’s worth of mouth-watering alfalfa…along with the wholesome vitamins and minerals it provides!
Scent-er of Attention
Scent-er of Attention
Our Price: $15.00

Armadillos have poor eyesight, and rely on their keen sense of smell to understand the world around them, whether to find food, avoid predators, or locate other armadillos. Keepers use scents—such as spices and perfumes—to enrich their environment and provide some smelly stimulation. Help us sniff out some new enrichment for the zoo’s armadillos!
Tip the Scales
Tip the Scales
Our Price: $15.00

Lincoln Park Zoo’s animal care experts will keep close watch over the new baby rhino to ensure it’s meeting healthy milestones. One important indicator of health? Weight. In just six months, an infant rhino can pack on more than 500 pounds! Help keep tabs on the baby’s growing size with a scale fit for a rhinoceros!