Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.

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In-kind donations are a unique way to support your Zoos. Donations can be in the form of goods or services, and they’re used for animal enrichment, education presentations, administrative purposes and more. In-kind donations help defray Zoo costs and provide a great way to put your unwanted goods or skilled service to use!

In addition to our full list below, we have wish lists on the following sites:

Listed below is the Zoo New England wish list of new or lightly used items and the number of how many are needed. Please contact the Development department at 617-989-2012 to make a donation or for more information. In-kind donations are tax deductable as allowed by law.

  • 4 Wheel hand carts (2)
  • 5 Gallon food grade buckets with lids (30)
  • 10 Inch jolly balls (10)
  • 50 Gallon grey rubbermaid garbage bins (15)
  • AM/FM radios (5)
  • Apple iPod touch and/or iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)  (5)
  • Aquarium filter medium - charcoal, ammo-carb, biomax (10 of each)
  • Binoculars
  • "Bobbin" by Otto environment 12x14 or 15x18 (10)
  • Boomer balls - all sizes (10)
  • Butcher block paper (5 spools)
  • Canned cat or dog food (1 case)
  • Chef's knives - large (20)
  • Chest freezer
  • Cool mist humidifiers (4)
  • Cord and cordless drills and bits (2 of each)
  • Disposable shower caps (500)
  • Dock ladders (2)
  • Double end bolt snaps (100)
  • Elbow length Bite Gloves (3)
  • Electric golf cart
  • Electric popcorn poppers (3)
  • Ettore Grip 'N Grab - 50 inches (2)
  • Fake aquarium plants (5)
  • Fluval aquarium filters (5)
  • Food tupperware with lids - all sizes (100)
  • Full staff mats (5)
  • Hammerdrill
  • Hard rakes (5)
  • Heavy duty zinc coated stainless steel chain (1 roll)
  • Humidifier - large
  • Ice horse ankle and knee wraps 4 in XL (4)
  • Ice horse Evendura wraps - 4 in XL (4)
  • Ice horse hock wraps - 2 in XL (2)
  • Industrial floor driers (3)
  • Industrial floor fans (5)
  • Kold Ster-il water filtration system
  • Large dry erase white boards (10)
  • Large metal dog dishes (10)
  • Large walk in freezer
  • Lixit water bottles (10)
  • Loppers (5)
  • MAKITA Cordless drill/driver, bare tool - 18.0V
  • Marineland double bright LED lighting system 48" x 60"
  • Magnum aquarium filters (5)
  • Metal sprinkler heads (5)
  • Mini horse/mini donkey waterproof sheet (4)
  • Mist king starter system (3)
  • Nelson waters (4)
  • Oscillating wall fans (5)
  • Paper lunch bags (10 packages)
  • Plug in rechargeable flashlights - small (5)
  • Plug in timers (15)
  • Polyethylene cutting boards (20)
  • Professional/industrial electric knife sharpener (4)
  • Pro-rep cork bark, XL tubes 5 pack (4)
  • Pruning Saw (5)
  • Pruning Shears (5)
  • Rubbermaid bins
  • Rubbermaid stock tanks (5)
    • 14-18 gallon (5)
    • 5 - 10 gall (10)
  • RX boots - EasyCareInc. (20)
  • Shovels
    • Single Yolk (2)
    • Snow (5)
    • Spade (5)
    • Flat (5)
  • Small food grade scales (10)
  • Small pick up truck
  • Smart pack rain sheet with collar (4)
  • Small tank humidifiers, mister systems, foggers (20)
  • Socket wrench set
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Standard plug electric power washer
  • Step ladder, 1-3 steps (3)
  • Synthetic bristle brooms (5)
  • TAYLOR digital hygrometer, -40 to 158F (10)
  • Terrarium substrate, no pine (100 bags/bricks of each)
  • Three prong plug splitters (10)
  • "Tuffies" toys (10)
  • Wall clocks (5)
  • WD40 (10)
  • Wheelbarrows (4)
  • Zinc - plated steel spring locking carabineers - all sizes (100)

Gift cards also make wonderful gifts! Zoo New England’s Enrichment Committee welcomes gift cards from Target, The Home Depot, PETCO and PetSmart.