John Ball Zoo

Gifts of the Wild

Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade

You will find hand-crafted authentic African items made by the tribesman of Kenya. We also offer purses made by Artisans in India.  Check out our sculptures and figurines carved from Tagua Nuts and Sea Turtles made of marble. Proceeds go to help save Elephants and Sea Turtles.  Taste our delicious gourmet chocolate, or take home some yummy cinnamon sugar shake or coffee!  5% of the proceeds from our Red Ape Cinnamon products goes towards Orangutan conservation.  Ever wanted to write on paper made out of elephant poo?  Well now you can - come in and check out our "poo-poo" products!  

Don't pollute our lakes and rivers!  Gifts of the Wild sells Zinc free sunscreen!  As the animals would say, "We don't pee in your pool, please don't Zinc in our oceans, lakes, and rivers!" - Tropical Seas


T-Shirts and Apparel

We have T-Shirts for everyone in the family. From Adult all the way down to infant.  We have a huge variety of styles and colors to choose from!  Support your zoo by taking home one of these shirts!  Want something other than a t-shirt?  We have ladies shorts and pants as well!  Need something cozy - take home one of our hooded sweatshirts or our popular Baja Jackets!


John Ball Zoo Souvenirs

Spoons, thimbles and shot glasses, oh my!! We have everything that you can think of collecting that has our “John Ball Zoo” name on it. Looking for a way to remember your trip? Check out the patches, pins, Christmas Ornaments, key chains and everything else we could think of to put our name on!


Toys and Stuffed Animals

Need another fluffy friend? Check out our Wedding Cake looking “Plush Stage” filled with every critter you could ever imagine! From Wolverines to Cockatoos, we have it all. Does your child have another school project? Diorama perhaps? Come in and find your little plastic animal replicas here! We have 36 different themed “toobs”, and a huge variety of individual animal replicas.


Outside Seasonal Gift Carts

Safari Supplies

Stop here for your rentals you need before entering the zoo.  We have Tiger Striped Safari Strollers, Wagons, Wagons with canopies, Wheelchairs, and Electric Amigo Carts.  Everything is on a First Come, First Serve basis, and no holds will be taken.  ID or $20 cash deposit required for all rentals and will be held for the duration of the rental.

We also have Foam Visors, Hanging Animals, and other things for purchase here!  Get your very own hanging velcro animal!


Face Painting

We have expanded our faces for 2017!  We now have 12 Full Face designs and 12 Cheek designs.  Come and pick out your favorite animals that you want to be for the day!  Make sure you stop here first to get the most out of your face painting!  Full Face - $8.00  Cheek Design - $6.00

Are you thinking of booking a birthday party at the Zoo?  Be sure to add on Face Painting to your Birthday Party package.