All Admissions & Donations go toward the care & upkeep of our Rescue Zoo Family!

We take pride in the fact that we feed our friendly animals only the best quality of feed & hay.  Many of our family enjoy Mazuri Brand Zoo food, specially formulated for his/her specific species.

Donations are greatly appreciated and can be submitted online via the Donate Online button.  A donation box is also located near admissions, and you can always add a little during your credit or debit card checkout.

Monetary donations are also accepted on account at our primary feed suppliers.  You can donate to our feed bills directly at Route 300 Pets and Southern States in Clayton, Delaware.

Besides shopping our gift shop of relatively inexpensive souvenirs, there are many other ways to help.  Please review the list below for some of the items we graciously accept as donations.

Groceries (Save us Time & Money)

Your contribution of food or produce will feed a wide range of our rescued animals: Gator, Vultures, Fox, Racoon, Skunk, Crows, and a wide range of Reptiles including two iguanas and our many rescued Turtles & Tortoises!

Fresh Produce

  • Squash / Summer & Winter
  • Cucumbers
  • Melons (Cantaloupe/Honey Dew/Watermelons)
  • Kale, Leaf Lettuce, & Romaine
  • Collard & Turnip Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkins
  • Berries
  • Corn on the Cob

Meats (must be raw and unseasoned – no processed foods)

  • Venison Steaks & Ground
  • Beef Steaks & Ground
  • Goose & Duck Meat
  • Chicken Whole or Quarters, Breasts, Ground
  • (including expired and freezer burnt meats)

As the Alligators grow, we are particularly looking for larger pieces of meat, particularly venison, beef, or any other red meats.

We CANNOT use any PORK products for the animals.  We also cannot use whole turkey, but whole goose (plucked) is great for the gators!  Remember, everything must be raw and unseasoned!  No processed foods!

Route 300 Pets / Southern States / Tractor Supply

(Help us Feed the Animals!)

This is a complete list of the items we need on a weekly basis and purchase from a great supporter of the Zoo, Route 300 Pets & Supplies located in Clayton, Delaware. If you can visit his establishment, please do so and pick up any of the items below! You can also get some of these items from Southern States, Tractor Supply Company, or most other farm feed stores if they are closer or your preferred vendor.

Route 300 Pets and Southern States will both accept donations on our account to be utilized for the feed we purchase.

  • Home Grown Layer Pellets
  • Course 14 – Sweet Feed (Sheep/Goats)
    Must be an all stock variety safe for sheep
  • Waterfowl or Duck Food
  • Mazuri Ratite Food
  • Rabbit Food
  • Mini-Pig or Sow & Pig Food
  • Good Quality Hay
  • Never been wet – straw

Shelter & Habitat Materials (Help us Expand and Renovate!)

  • Lumber (2×4’s, 4×4’s, Plywood, Particle Board, etc.)
  • Rolls of wire fencing
  • Chain link & fence posts / Chain link panels / Kennels
  • Dog houses or boxes / Igloos / In-tact Play Houses

Other ways to help!


  • Paper Towels
  • Dawn / Laundry Detergent / Bleach
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Outdoor extension cords
  • And much more – just ask!

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