General „wish list” of Sanctuaries

2015.03.22 21:32

Of course, the most important is the money for the operating of sanctuaries and almost every sanctuary has an “wish list” too, but lot of things are common and necessary for the NGOs.

Now I mention only Sanctuary of ex-lab Chimps and orphan / injured Baboon. See below these addresses too.


Enrichment items to Affen Refugium, Gänserndorf (Austria)



  • Used or New Little Tykes Toys – no batteries/squeakers/small parts please 

  • Dog Toys: Kongs, Tire Biters, Orka, Rough & Rugged Nylabones, Hercules Bones 

  • Balls

  • Kid toys (no metal/mirror/light plastic/small parts please)

  • Sunglasses, caps and great plastic mirrors

  • Children's pools

  • Children DVD's movies (for Chimps)

Food and Treats:

  • Whole, Unshelled Nuts – anything besides peanuts

  • Canned fruit – whole, sliced, or crushed – no sugar added

  • Edible Flowers or Plants (bamboo, roses, hibiscus, fruit trees)

  • Dried Fruits

  • Trail Mixes

  • Peanut

  • Nuts (no salt)

  • Peanut Butter

  • Pretzels

  • Sugar free juice powder or liquid

  • Sugar free jello mix

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Stuffing Mix

  • Fresh vegetables and fruits

  • Fruit Leathers (NOT fruit roll ups please)

  • Otter Pops (Flavor Ice Pops)

  • Popcorn Kernels

  • Cereal Bars

  • Dog food

  • Dry cat food

  • Bird seed

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Jam, jelly

Sensory Enrichment Items:

  • Large Paint Brushes (plastic preferred, with no metal pieces)

  • Canvas to paint on

  • New toothbrushes, combs, brushes

  • New Halloween masks

Nesting and Paper Enrichment Items:

  • Towels – for the veterinary department

  • Blankets

  • Burlap Sacks

  • Surgical Drapes

  • Butcher Paper

  • Wrapping Paper

  • Wood wool

  • Paper cups, dishes

Supplies For Making and Storing Enrichment:

  • Tupperware

  • Rubbermaid Bins

  • Laundry Baskets

  • Lowes Gift Cards

Education Items (Chimp Haven only!):

  • Zoobooks magazines, especially ones featuring great apes or primates

  • Large Presentation Board

  • Children’s Books about Africa, Chimpanzees, Rainforests, Etc. Suggestions: With Love by Jane Goodall; The Chimpanzee Family Book by Jane Goodall and A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt

Large Items For Chimpanzee Bedrooms:

  • Large Tires

  • Fire Hose

  • Big Appliance Boxes

  • Huge Rubbermaid Tubs

Office Items:

  • Black Sharpie Marker

  • AA and AAA Batteries

  • Retractable Pens

  • Letter Size Copy Paper

  • Heat Seal Laminate Sheets

  • Cordless Drills

  • Camera

  • Printer

  • Computer and monitor

  • Pen, pencils

  • Laptop

  • Projector

  • ca. any offic item

Cleaning supplies for the humans:

  • Floor scrub brushes

  • Biodegradable laundry soap

  • Dish soap

  • Paper towels

  • Large sturdy garbage bags

  • Exam gloves (non-latex preferred)

Other Items:

  • Misting systems

  • Electric Golf Carts

  • Durable Hand Carts for Hauling Feed Buckets

  • Medium to Large Pools – Durable

  • Tall Athletic Tube Socks

Orphan Baby Supplies for C.A.R.E.'s Baboons:

  • Baby bottles

  • Teats

  • Baby Diapers (ONLY sizes; preemie, 1&2)

  • Baby wipes

  • Nan 1 or SMA 1 baby formula

  • Soy milk baby formula

  • Durable baby toys/pet toys (not soft toys)

  • Fleecy blankets (non-holey)

  • Durable dark coloured blankets


Medical equipment and veterinary – specific, see the website of Organization, please!

Super Dream List” - also is specific, please, check the page of Sanctuary!


You can send your package – these Organizations are very grateful for the help and they are awfully glad from your gift:


Chimp Haven, Inc.
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047



Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

PO Box 952
Cle Elum, WA 98922



C.A.R.E. (Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education) – Chacma Baboons

PO Box 1937



South Africa


Fauna Foundation

3802 Bellerive
Carignan, Québec J3L 3P9


Chimps Inc.
P.O. Box 6973
Bend, OR 97708



Save the Chimps, Inc.

PO Box 12220

Fort Pierce, FL 34979



Noé Állatotthon Alapítvány (non-primate rescue: the inhabitants are cats, dogs, foxes, pigs, lamas, horses, rabbits, ducks, donkeys etc. and one old macaque, Pepe. They ask lot of time construction / building materials. Please, check the site!)

Budapest, XVII. ker.

Csordakút utca 138634/1 hrsz.