ASHEBORO, N.C. — When COVID-19 closed the North Caorlina Zoo from March to mid-summer, the operating budget took quite a hit.
Zookeepers did not have much extra money for enrichment or special play items to stimulate the animals.
After some brainstorming, they came up with a way for guests to buy gifts for their favorite animals.
They set up an Amazon wish list which works a lot like a wedding registry.
The keepers picked out the items and then wrote which animals would be able to enjoy them.
The prices range from $10 to hundreds of dollars.
In today’s Zoo Filez, Shannon Smith shows us some of the items on the wish list. You can access it on the NC Zoo Society’s web page.