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Amazon Wish List

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You can help support the Academy's live animals!

The Academy is home to more than 100 live birds, mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates. These include the animal ambassadors you see every day in Outside In, as well as the critters that are part of our daily live shows and Academy On the Go school visit program. These animals were born in captivity or injured and would not survive on their own in the wild. In exchange for room and board, they help us teach visitors about conservation and the environment.

Keeping the Academy’s live animals happy and healthy is no easy task. In addition to the food, water, wood chips, hay, and newspaper it takes to keep the critters fed, watered, and comfortable, all of our animals need enrichment. Enrichment is anything that encourages natural behaviors and fulfills the animals’ physical and psychological needs. It can be anything from a textured log for a lizard to a peppermint-scented bed for a skunk to a puzzle for a parrot. The Academy invites you to help take care of our live animals by donating one or more of the items on our wish list. Please be sure to include your contact information so that our critters can thank you for their gift!

Click here to view the Academy's Amazon Wishlist and to purchase items.