Animal Enrichment Wish Lists

At this time, due to COVID, we are not accepting regular enrichment donations. Please contact for questions on donating special items or support enrichment by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List:

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mahalo for your support!

Zoo Wish Lists

Thank you for your support of the animals here at the Honolulu Zoo!  Through the donation of everyday items we are able to provide behavioral enrichment for the animals who call our zoo home, helping to keep them happy and healthy.

Food and Pantry Items:

*All food items must be unopened/sealed

  • Spices – Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender, Basil, Oregano, Cinnamon, etc.
  • Dry Cereal (unsweetened)*
  • Honey/Molasses
  • Dried Fruit
  • Seeds – Sunflowers, Peanuts, Coconuts, etc. (unsalted or low sodium)
  • Jelly/Jam
  • Un-popped popcorn-plain and for an air popper
  • Peanut butter *
  • Jell-o
  • Coffee

*We ask that food items are unopened and when possible GMO and Palm Oil free.

Non-Food Items:

  • Brown Paper Lunch Bags
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Re-usable Metal Trays
  • Clothes – Cleaned Please
  • Pre-school Toys – Free of mechanical parts or plastic beads
  • Linens – Cleaned Please and no Pillows
  • Large Cardboard Boxes
  • Beer Kegs – Empty
  • Painting Supplies – Finger Paints, Brushes and Canvas
  • 55 Gallon Food Grade Barrels
  • Burlap Sacks – Food Grade
  • Small Boat Floats
  • Woven Baskets
  • Mirrors
  • Gift Cards to Home Improvement Stores
  • Gift Cards to Amazon/Petco
  • Gift Cards to Grocery Stores

Donations are accepted at the front entrance of the zoo during normal business hours. Mahalo!

Animals bring out the best in people. Louise, Squirt, Rusti, Mari and Vaigai – I always feel like my best self when I’m sharing their stories with our guests!


The best part of volunteering at the zoo is being able to pass on some knowledge to people, especially young people, about wild animals so they will appreciate how wonderful nature is and do their part to protect and preserve it for future generations.


I love interacting with our keiki and sharing my passion for/knowledge of our beautiful animals—my hope always is to instill an appreciation for wildlife and an understanding of the vital need for their conservation.