Browse & Enrichment Donations


Many animals at Orana Wildlife Park, such as the gorillas and giraffes, eat browse (tender shoots, twigs, and green leaves of trees and shrubs) every single day. Zoo staff also use browse as a way to add enrichment to the lives of our animals.

How can you help? We’re always looking for fresh, healthy donations of recently trimmed or felled landscaping from our community. Check out the list of accepted plants below, and let us know if you’d like to coordinate a donation. We appreciate your donations!


 tree Browse

  • Olive
  • Coprosma
  • Bamboo
  • Any fruit trees
  • Roses (the flower)
  • Banana leaf
  • Willow
  • Lemon wood
  • Lace bark
  • Grape vine
  • Lucerne (Tree)
  • Birch
  • Maple
  • Any herbs


**All donated plant matter must be freshly cut (not crispy/dead), pesticide and spray free**

  • Large branches preferred
  • Please call prior to arrange delivery 03 359 7109