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GIVING TUESDAY

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that will takes place on November 30, 2021. This year, we are asking for money to help with our Animal Enrichment program here at Henry Vilas Zoo. Enrichment allows animals to engage in natural behaviors and encourages them to be more active. We have some animal wish lists for smaller items like mirrors and puzzle feeders, but we are hoping to raise money for some of the larger toys our biggest residents like to use! These bigger “toys” are specifically made to handle animal-specific behaviors. The KONG ball you may use for your dog at home isn’t safe for a polar bear to play with, but there are specialty items specifically made for even our biggest residents!

Polar bear, Borealis, plays with a tumbler toy.

All donations made through this link between now and January 1, 2022 will go towards our goal of raising $10,000 for our larger enrichment wish list items. These items include large balls, ‘wobble’ toys, scratchers, tire shapes, and much more!


Henry Vilas Zoo is a free zoo, but we rely on donations from our guests to help us provide the best possible care for our animals. At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.

All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting Henry Vilas Zoo!

Ring Tailed Lemurs at Henry Vilas Zoo
Thank you for supporting your Henry Vilas Zoo!
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