12 Days of Christmas

The inaugural 12 Days of Christmas program is a way for the community to help improve the lives for the residents of Spring River Zoo.

On 12 different days in December, we'll feature a different animal by giving them a gift at 2 p.m. Anybody who donates for a specific animal will receive one free admission to the Zoo on the day that animal is featured (or another day in the future).

When are the days?

Our 12 days are Dec. 2-4, Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-21. Hot chocolate will be served during the event Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 16-21.

Unsure what to give?

See the featured animals for each day and suggested donations below. 

Can we donate something else?

Yes. The Zoo will also accept gift cards to defray the cost of supplies, donations via Paypal or purchases on its existing Amazon wish list.

Featured Animals

Dec. 2 - Raccoon


Dec. 3 - Coatimundi


Dec. 4 - Pig


Dec. 9 - Pony/Donkey

Sicilian Donkey

Dec. 10 - Mountain Lion


Dec. 11 - Elk

zoo baby elk 1 (July 2020)

Dec. 16 - Lemur


Dec. 17 - Capybara


Dec. 18 - Bison


Dec. 19 - Badger


Dec. 20 - Coyote


Dec. 21 - Foxes


What to donate

The following items are suggested for specific animal categories. Please do not veer from chosen brands out of concerns for animal allergies.

  1. All
  2. Hoofstock
  3. Reptile
  4. Large Mammal
  5. Small Mammal
  6. Other
  7. Supplies


These are donations for any animal in the zoo:

Bubble Machine$29.97
Canvas Boards for Painting Multipack$29.39
Essential Oil$19.95
Lavender Flowers$22.99
Nature Sounds$11.98
Nature Sounds CD Set$35.49
Organic Spice Set$52.99
Party Light$10.99
Wild Animal Calls MP3$7.99