Providing daily care for over 200 chimpanzees in 12 large, vibrant family groups spread over 150 acres is a big job

In order to ensure the health and safety of our resident chimpanzees we follow strict guidelines when it comes to the food and enrichment we give to the chimps. In fact, each chimp has their own diet and medical needs with their own individualized care plan. The good news is our care staff has made it easy for you to contribute to the daily care and enrichment of our resident chimpanzees through our online store or our Amazon Wish List.

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If you or your group wants to put together a care package or if you have bulk items you’d like to give our resident chimps, please refer to the list below of some of the chimps’ most needed and loved items. Thank you for your support!

Ship to address: Save the Chimps, 16891 Carole Noon Lane, Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Please note that we are not accepting drop-off donations at this time. If you have any questions call 772-429-2225 or email Thank you for your support.

You can also shop on our Amazon Wishlist or Walmart Wishlist and the items will ship directly to us.

Food Enrichment Items

  • Powdered Drink Mix (low sugar & naturally sweetened such as Crystal Light Pure)
  • Powdered Gatorade or Powerade (our residents do not regularly receive sugary drinks but some chimps take important meds in a mouthful of diluted drink mix)
  • Nuts in shells (any kind, unsalted)
  • Pumpkin Seeds (unsalted)
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Dried fruit, all types including raisins and dried cranberries
  • Rice
  • Cinnamon
  • Cheerios


  • Laundry baskets, plastic
  • Trash cans – Brute with wheels & lids, 64-gallon
  • Deck brushes
  • Hand soap, hand sanitizer
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Clothes pins

Facility Needs/Capital Equipment

  • Golf carts, electric
  • Golf cart batteries
  • Washing machines (no dryers, please)
  • Power tools
  • Lawn equipment
  • Gift cards for: Home Depot, Lowe’s, Harbor Freight Tools

Toys & Enrichment Items

  • Throw size fleece blankets
  • Reusable Grocery Bags
  • Kong dog toys (L or XL size)
  • Children’s board books or pop-up books
  • Stuffed animals (not stuffed with pebbles, beans, PVC, pellets or foam)
  • Gift cards for: Dollar Tree, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Target, Wildlife Toy Box, or Amazon
  • Biodegradeable glitter
  • Wrapping & tissue paper
  • Brown paper bags
  • Paper plates
  • Streamers
  • Coloring Books & non-toxic Crayons
  • Non-toxic paint, canvases, and wooden paintbrushes
  • Fridges & freezers to store enrichment
  • Shelving Units
  • Storage cabinets
  • Produce bins with lids
  • TV’s
  • Non-toxic chalk
  • Nylabones
  • Boots or shoes
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Scrub brushes
  • Spatulas
  • Stainless steel dog bowls