Chimp Haven always needs supplies for its more than 100 chimpanzees. The list below includes used and new items. You can find your own source of supplies or you can order new items from Amazon. The administrative, behavior, husbandry, and veterinary departments have all selected priority items to go on the list. Please check back regularly to see what our needs are at any given time. We believe there are items listed to suit everyone’s budget! If you have any questions, please call (318) 925-9575. Thank you for your generosity!

Click on the link below or go to Amazon and enter Chimp Haven in the Wish List search box.


  • Used or New Little Tykes Toys – no batteries/squeakers/small parts please
  • Dog Toys – Kongs, Tire Biters, Orka, Rough & Rugged Nylabones, Hercules Bones

Food and Treats

  • Whole, Unshelled Nuts – anything besides peanuts
  • Canned fruit – whole, sliced, or crushed – no sugar added
  • Edible Flowers or Plants (bamboo, roses, hibiscus, fruit trees)
  • Dried Fruits
  • Trail Mixes
  • Pretzels
  • Sugar free juice powder or liquid
  • Sugar free jello mix
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Fruit Leathers (NOT fruit roll ups please)
  • Otter Pops (Flavor Ice Pops)
  • Popcorn Kernels
  • $200 towards novel fruit days

Sensory Enrichment Items

  • Large Paint Brushes (plastic preferred, with no metal pieces)
  • Canvas to paint on
  • New toothbrushes, combs, brushes
  • New Halloween masks
  • Lava lamps
  • Plastic Mirrors, 48 x 96 or 12 x 48

Nesting and Paper Enrichment Items

  • Towels – for the veterinary department
  • Burlap Sacks
  • Surgical Drapes
  • Butcher Paper
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Wood wool

Supplies For Making and Storing Enrichment

  • Tupperware
  • Rubbermaid Bins
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Lowes Gift Cards

Education Items

  • Zoobooks magazines, especially ones featuring great apes or primates
  • Large Presentation Board
  • Children’s Books about Africa, Chimpanzees, Rainforests, Etc. Suggestions: With Love by Jane Goodall; The Chimpanzee Family Book by Jane Goodall and A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt

Large Items For Chimpanzee Bedrooms

  • Large Tires
  • Fire Hose
  • Big Appliance Boxes
  • Huge Rubbermaid Tubs

Gift Cards

  • Lowe’s
  • Home Depot
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart

Office Items

  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • AA and AAA Batteries
  • Retractable Pens
  • Letter Size Copy Paper
  • Heat Seal Laminate Sheets
  • Cordless Drills

Other Items:

  • Misting systems
  • Electric Golf Carts
  • Durable Hand Carts for Hauling Feed Buckets
  • Medium to Large Pools – Durable
  • Tall Athletic Tube Socks
  • Porta Potties

Please send items to:

Chimp Haven, Inc.
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047


Please be sure to include your name and address with your care package or other donations so that we may acknowledge your gift.

*Please note that when shipping items from a commercial shipping store or online retail outlet, your name and address is not necessarily included on the return label or packing slip. You may need to enclose a slip of paper with your name and return address when shipping, or insert your name and address in the “message to recipient” section of an online store order form.