Ways to Give

Fauna Wishlists

Our shopping wishlists for everyday items

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. 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.

Fauna Foundation Chimpanzee Enrichment

Enrichment Supplies Needed


Toys

  • Plastic toy shovels and toy rakes
  • Scrub brushes (no rubber handles, only hard plastic)
  • Hula hoops
  • Puppets
  • Spray bottles
  • Water guns
  • Flutes and other hard plastic musical instruments (i.e. tambourines, etc.)
  • Wooden toys
  • Kongs (for dogs)
  • Non-toxic paint (i.e. Crayola paint)
  • Paint brushes and canvases
  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Boomer balls

Containers & Tubing

  • Plastic bowls, plates, cups
  • Garden hoses
  • PVC tubing
  • Straws
  • Plastic kid pools
  • Plastic sand buckets

Clothing & Dress-Up Objects

  • Purses, school bags
  • Jewelry and necklaces (big, colourful, plastic- no metal)
  • Masks (dress-up type)
  • Sunglasses
  • Watches
  • Hair scrunchies
  • Shoes and boots
  • Hats, scarves and gloves
  • Socks
  • Burlap bags
  • Pillow cases
  • Nail polish (non-toxic and cruelty free)
  • Lipstick (non-toxic and cruelty free)

Grooming Objects

  • Hairbrushes and combs (wooden and plastic)
  • Toothbrushes (wooden and plastic)
  • Plastic mirrors
  • Nail files and nail grooming kits
  • Back scratchers


Enrichment-Making & Office Supplies


  • Construction Paper
  • Brown Jute string
  • Balloons for making pinatas
  • Construction paper
  • 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
  • Glue (i.e. glue sticks, liquid)
  • Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Sharpie markers
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Clip boards
  • Pens


Kitchen Supplies


Food & Grocery

  • Steel Cut Oats (not quick-cook oats)
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Bulgur Wheat
  • Millet
  • Teff
  • Amaranth
  • 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
  • Coffee for staff (Keurig pods)
  • Sugar packets for staff
  • Grape juice
  • Paper Dixie cups (small)

Kitchen Gear

  • Stainless steel bowls (small)
  • Kitchen utensils (i.e. spoons, knives, serving spoons, etc.)
  • Pots and pans (especially a new frying pan)
  • Baking dishes

Cleaning Supplies

  • Dish rags
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Scrubbie sponges
  • Brooms
  • Squeegees for windows


Other Items


Medical

  • Medical gloves
  • Masks
  • Bandaids
  • Polysporin
  • Goggles
  • Eye drops
  • Hand cream
  • Pill containers

Maintenance

  • Shovels and rakes
  • Recycled lumber
  • Chain
  • Rope
  • Garbage containers
  • Zip ties

Electronics & Big Items

  • Radios with strong speakers
  • iPad
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • 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:

  • Canadian Tire
  • Costco
  • Home Depot
  • 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