3 Palms Petting Zoo
3 Palms Petting Zoo
3 Palms Zoo & Education Center
3 Palms Zoo &Education Center

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 via the Donation button below.  If you'd like to commit to a monthly donation, please call the Zoo to sign up!


A few special friends of 3 Palms crafted and donated a beautiful donation box, also available to accept your generous donation while visiting the Zoo.


There are also 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, Opossum, Skunks, Groundhog, Crows, and a wide range of Reptiles including our many rescued Turtles & Tortoises!

  • Corn on the Cob / Canned Corn
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Turnip Greens
  • Romaine & Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Squash / Summer & Winter
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Berries
  • Melons
  • Yogurts
  • RAW meats except pork (including expired and freezer burnt meats)


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, or drop off a Zoo donation at the Store!  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.

  • Whole Corn

  • Scratch Grain

  • Flock Raiser Pellets

  • Mazuri Active Adult Mini-Pig

  • Alpaca SGL

  • Course 14 - Sweet Feed (Sheep/Goats)

  • Mazuri Sea Duck
  • Mazuri Waterfowl
  • Mazuri Ratite
  • Mazuri Exotic Canine
  • Purina Show Rabbit
  • Good Quality Hay
  • Straw


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

  • Lumber (2x4's, 4x4'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
  • Rags / Towels
  • Blankets / Comfortors / Pillow Cases
  • Dawn / Laundry Detergent / Bleach
  • Hoses, Quick-connects, washers, etc. (for water)
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Outoor extension cords
  • Volunteer (click here to learn more)
  • And much more - just ask!

Where to find us:

3 Palms Zoo
924 Blackbird Forest Rd
Clayton, DE  19938

United States
(302) 715-1326


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What's New!

  • Leroy the Goose
  • Stanley the Skunk

In the works!

  • Updated Perimeter Fencing

In the future!

  • Goose Pond
  • Updated Turkey Enclosure
  • Reptile House