Nashville Zoo Wish List

Another great way to help Nashville Zoo is by donating items to fulfill different department needs. Below is a wish list of needed items. Items can be dropped off at the Zoo's Croft Center.


  • 10 plastic bins (any size)
  • Battery backup/surge protectors
  • LCD monitors
  • lightweight, collapsible, portable projection screen
  • Working: computers (except Macs), networking accesories (switches, routers, wireless equipment), computer accesories (keyboard, mouse, network cards, video cards), fax machine

Avian Department

  • Artificial trees and plants
  • commercial greenhouse (min. 400 sq ft)


  • RodentPro gift card
  • 60 watt and 100 watt eco-friendly bulbs for freezer and cooler
  • commercial blender
  • gift cards for grocery stores, restaurant supply companies and PetSmart or Nashville Pet Products
  • new microwave (any size)
  • new Ziploc/slide-lock bags (quart or snack size)
  • plastic shoe boxes with lids
  • professional chef's knives (non-wood handles)
  • professional cutting boards
  • Scales (

Education Department

  • framed dry erase board (approximately 2' x 3')
  • plastic storage box (container)

Mammal Department

Aquatics Department

  • gift cards for hardware stores
  • wire scrub brushes

Veterinary Department

  • fireproof filing cabinets
  • stryker saw
  • storage cabinets with doors
  • Tonopen
  • Large towels

Behavioral Husbandry Department

  • dog, cat, and bird toys
  • gas station gift cards
  • gift cards for Wal-Mart, Target, Lowe’s
  • Animal crates for transport of various sizes (call for more information if needed)
  • digital video equipment.

All and any items are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Croft Center. If you would like to know more about our Wish List and ways you can help, please contact us at .