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Fun. Exciting. Connect.

Throughout the year there are a number of special events for the public and members of the zoo.

From Spooktacular to Zoobilee every season there is something happening here.

Be sure to look below to learn about what is happening next.

Enrichment All Year Round

Your generosity means that we have new toys and treats for the animals that lasts us for half the year.

All the gifts are incorporated into our enrichment plans for the resident animals. Enrichment is used to enhance the lives of our animals by stimulating natural behaviors and providing novelty and appropriate choices on a daily basis.

Enrichment prevents boredom and alleviates stress, it also provides fun for animals, staff, volunteers and visitors alike.

Gift Ideas

Below is a list of suggested items to donate and many items that animals like to play with.

From lions trying to figure out what that unusual scent is, or chimps “fishing” for pudding; animals enjoy this enrichment year round.

Balls (all kinds) Crackers Ice Cream Cones Peanut Butter
Applesauce Mini Marshmallows Jolly Balls Juice
Shelled Nuts Peanuts Rope Toys Raisins
Oatmeal Honey Mixed Nuts (unsalted) Sardines
Storage Containers (all sizes) Dried Fruit Rice Cakes Pudding
Spices Pet Taxi Rawhides Tennis Balls
Vanilla Wafers Treat Balls/Kongs Dixie Cups Trail Mix
Canned Fruits Canned Vegetables Cereal

Check It Out!

Birthday Parties
Got a Birthday Coming Up?
Give your little explorer a birthday party they won’t forget!
We’ve got birthday party packages, animal visits and more.
Click Here for More Info or Contact Us at 308-630-6236.
Special Events
Got a Special Event Coming Up?
Rent the Gazebo area at RDC for your family or organization’s Special Event.
We’ve got a beautiful, shaded picnic table area, clean air and grrrreat scenery.
Contact Us for More Info at 308-630-6236.