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The King of Dinosaurs

Wildlife Wish List

You can help the animals in Perkins Wildlife Center by donating much-needed items that help our wildlife resource specialists care for them. Many of these items are used for the daily care and upkeep of the animals and the wildlife facilities, while others are used in enrichment activities to keep the animals active, alert and healthy. You probably have some of these items in your home!

To make a donation, you can bring small items to the front desk during Museum hours, or call (216) 231-4600, ext. 3267 to arrange a time for drop-off.

One-time needs

Baby scale or other small scale to weigh smaller animals
Hot plate (for boiling water)
Kiddie pools or plastic sandboxes
Pressure washer
Leaf blower
Long pole tree trimmer

Periodic needs

Aquariums and aquarium supplies
Animal/pet kennels
Bird-catching nets
Heat lamps
Large snake cages
Mirrors of all sizes
Bird cages
Untreated wood
Garbage cans
Food scales
Pet toys: Good sources include and
Boomer balls
Stainless steel pet dishes

Ongoing/daily needs

Plastic grocery bags
Phone books
Towels and rags
Blankets and sheets
Toilet paper and paper towel tubes
Cereal boxes and the like
Resealable, reusable plastic containers (Tupperware, Rubbermaid, etc.)


Christmas trees