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Amazon Wishlist

Our shopping wishlists for everyday items

Monetary donations offer us more flexibility that enhances our ability to care for our residents efficiently.  Although you may purchase toys and much-needed supplies to help the chimps and monkeys. Our residents are offered enrichment on a daily basis at Fauna and the lists below contain many of their favourite things.

It is important that items are safe for the chimps, so please note our enrichment and toy donation restrictions below before you shop. Our caregivers regularly update these Amazon wishlists with things that are needed — it makes shopping fast and easy. If you are shopping from the U.S., be sure to shop using Amazon Smile.

In-kind donations of 25$ or more are eligible for tax receipts upon request. To receive acknowledgement and/or an electronic tax receipt, please  enter your email address in the gift message window on the Amazon website. Thank you for your kind generosity!

Restrictions To Note Before You Shop or Donate Items

Before donating any items or shopping for our chimps and residents, please note that we do have some restrictions on toys and other items to ensure chimpanzee safety, including:

  • No glass
  • No breakable mirrors (plastic ones are okay)
  • No soft rubber, foam or plastic (i.e. plastic bags) as several chimps enjoy consuming these, which is dangerous
  • All items must be NEW and we cannot accept any used items due to health and safety reasons

Please also review our list of Non-Donatable Items at the bottom of this page. If you are unsure of whether an item is safe or donatable or not, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

  • Enrichment Supplies Needed

    • Scrub brushes (no rubber handles, only hard plastic)
    • Hula hoops
    • Spray bottles
    • Flutes and other hard plastic musical instruments (i.e. tambourines, etc.)
    • Wooden toys
    • Non-toxic paint (i.e. Crayola paint)
    • Paint brushes and canvases
    • Crayons and coloring books
    • Boomer balls
    Containers & Tubing
    • Plastic bowls, plates, cups
    • Straws
    • Plastic kid pools
    Dress-Up Objects
    • Jewelry and necklaces (big, colourful, plastic- no metal)
    • Masks (dress-up type)
    • Sunglasses
    • Lipstick (non-toxic and cruelty free)
    Grooming Objects
    • Hairbrushes and combs (wooden and plastic)
    • Nail files and nail grooming kits
    • Back scratchers
  • Enrichment-Making & Office Supplies

    • Brown Jute string
    • Large rolls of brown or white paper
    • Magazines
    • Paper bags
    • Tissue paper (for gift wrapping)
    • Wrapping paper
    • Tape (masking, scotch, big rolls of plastic tape)
    • Streamers
    • Scissors
    • Paper
    • Envelopes
    • Sharpie markers
    • Dry-erase markers
    • Pens
  • Kitchen Supplies

    Food & Grocery
    • Quinoa
    • Nutritional Yeast (any brand except Yellow Superfood)
    • Pepitas
    • Pumpkin Seeds
    • Chia Seeds
    • Raw Cashews
    • Raw Almonds (out of shell)
    • Natural Almond Butter
    • Raw Mixed Nuts (out of shell)
    • Sunflower Seeds (out of shell)
    • Grapeseed Oil
    • Coconut Oil
    • Tahini
    • Paper Dixie cups (small)
    Cleaning Supplies
    • Dish soap
    • Scrubbie sponges
    • Brooms
    • Squeegees for windows
  • Other Items

    • Shovels and rakes
    • Rope
    • Zip ties
    Electronics & Big Items
    • New laptop
    • iPad
    • Heated rubber mats (for skywalks, to keep little toes warm in the winter)
    • Golf carts
    • Pick-up truck
    Gift Cards

    We always welcome gift cards from places like:

    • Jean Coutu
    • Walmart
    • Staples
    • Costco
    • Home Depot
    • Canadian Tire
    • BMR
    • Michael’s
  • Non-Donatable Items

    While we are extremely grateful for the generosity of our supporters, the following are non-donatable items that we cannot accept. This is for reasons of health, sanitation and safety of the primates. If you are unsure of whether an item is safe or not, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

    Items we CANNOT accept:
    • Diapers
    • Baby formula
    • Junk food
    • Opened food containers
    • Food not in original packaging (e.g., food in ziplock bags)
    • Water enhancers (e.g., MIO, crystal light, etc)
    • Breakable items (i.e. glass, porcelain, ceramics, mirrors, etc.)
    • Empty medication bottles
    • Recyclable (empty) food and drink containers
    Additionally, we cannot accept USED items, such as:
    • Used bedding (i.e., blankets, sheets)
    • Used towels
    • Used pillows
    • Used toys
    • Newspapers
    • Toiletries (i.e., shampoo bottles, soap bottles, etc)
    • Toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls
    • Wipe containers (i.e., Huggies)
    • Tupperware

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