We Need Browse!

Many of the Reid Park Zoo animals enjoy munching on browse. Leaves, branches, and tree bark are part of a high fiber natural diet and also provides natural enrichment, foraging opportunities, and optimal health. We are always accepting browse donations!

If you or someone you know is in the landscaping/plant-trimming business and has access to a ready supply of any of the following, we’d like to speak to you!

APPROVED browse list:

Ash (Fraxinus species)
Bamboo (Phyllostachys species)
Banana (Musa species)
Bottletree (Brachychiton species)
Cottonwood (Aegiros species)
Ficus (Ficus species)
Fig (Ficus species)
Grapevine (Vitus species)
Hackberry (Celtis species)
Honeylocust (Gleditsia species)
Mesquite (Prosoopis species)
Mimosa (Prosopis species)
Mulberry (Morus species)
Pepper Tree (Schinus species)
Pistache (Pistacia species)
Plumbage (Plumbago species)
Rose Petals (Rosa species)
Sugar cane (Saccharum species)
Sweet Bay/ Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis species)
Willow (Salix species)
Xylosma (Xylosma species)

Thorns must be smaller than ¼ inch

We will NOT ACCEPT loads containing ANY:
– Oleander
– Palo Verde
– Mistletoe
– Desert Willow
– Catclaw Acacia
– Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)
– Black Walnut
– Nightshade

To arrange a browse delivery, please contact:
Cassie Dodds – Elephant Area Manager
(520) 271-4858