Our Wish List

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo benefits from financial and in-kind donations of every size.* Whether you
want to provide funding toward a project, donate a product, or offer your company's services, you can make a difference at Connecticut's only zoo. 

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is a non profit organization which relies on private funding for its operation. All Donations are greatly appreciated. Items donated can greatly extend a department’s budget. All donations to the Zoo are tax deductible, please make sure to fill out a card at the time of donation declaring the value of your item(s). 

How can you be part of this? Read on to find something that sparks your interest, and then contact our Development Department at (203)-394-6573 or (203)-394-6575.

Capital Improvements

Estimate

Andes Adventure exhibit

$5,500,000

Expanded Animal Care Kitchen

$800,000

Children's Playground

$25,000

 

Materials

Estimate      

One mid-sized pickup truck for Maintenance Department

$22,000

One small utility vehicle w/ca/bed/plow (Toro or Mule)                                                                                     

$10,000

Serum banking freezer

$8,000

Portable x-ray machine

$7,000

Automatic defibrillator

$7,000

Walk-behind lawn mower

$3,000

Small emergency generator

$3,000

American flag (approx. 15 X 20)

$2,000

 

Site Amenities

Estimate

Underground wiring for lighting and electrical service

$250,000

New water line for Zoo pressure

$35,000

Tree removal and reforestation

$20,000

Repair to Zoo fountain (pump and re-pointing)

$10,000

Audio system for New World Tropics Building

$8,000

Maned wolf termite mound

$5,000

 

 

In Kind Services

Printing

Signage

Electrician