On June 12th at 10am, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will reopen to the public. Our Hours will be 10-4. Facemasks are required and physical distancing is strongly encouraged for all visitors.

Dec 282012

Rehabilitating injured animals entrusted to our staff often requires extensive veterinary care.  We hope you’ll review the list below and bring an item with you when you visit the facility.  This will allow us to use our baseline budget for the general care and well being of our existing collection. Please make sure all food items are in the original, sealed package. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.


We LOVE gift cards for Home Depot, Lowes, Vons, Stater Bros, Petsmart, etc.

Animal Care Items

  • Blankets, sheets, towels
  • Falconry gloves – small medium and large (Northwoods or Mike’s Falconry online)
  • Handling gloves – Kevlar, etc. (aces animal care equipment.com)
  • Heating pads – no auto shut off – for infants and sick animals
  • Nets, capture equipment (aces and pneudart online)

Enrichment Items

  • Boomer balls, eggs, etc.
  • Christmas trees live and cut
  • Whole Coconuts – Grizzlies love them
  • Edible Browse – branches with leaves from willow, poplar, apple, acacia
  • Kong dog toys – the really large tough ones
  • Listerine and other items for scent enrichment – perfumes, cinnamon, catfish bait
  • Pomegranates & pumpkins (Grizzlies love them)
  • PVC pipe, 3” in diameter and larger plus end caps for enrichment

Facility Items

  • New crates – all sizes
  • Industrial washer and dryer

Maintenance Items

  • Corrugated sheet metal for roofing
  • EZ up canopies, 10×10 or 10×12
  • Flashlights, lanterns, power spots, etc
  • Flex rakes
  • Generator – portable for emergency power
  • Ice picks, axes, breaker bars, pitch forks
  • Shovels and snow shovels
  • Steam cleaner – high pressure
  • Tarps, shade cloth (heavy)
  • Tools
  • Wheel barrows