The Salisbury Zoo is proud to be able to carry items that are Fair Trade. All of the Fair Trade items are handmade by artisan cooperatives and are of the highest quality. About 85% of the sales revenue returns to their economically disadvantaged communities in Central America, Africa, Indonesia and India. These funds support the cooperatives, either in the form of fair wages for employment or investments in local development projects.
The Zoo and gift shop also offer other opportunities for socially responsible consumerism. Proceeds from certain products in the gift shop benefit local and global conservation projects sponsored by our local American Association of Zoo Keepers Chapter (AAZK), conservation organizations such as Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Butterfly Conservation initiative and the Red Wolf Coalition are just a few of the organizations they support.
The Ocelot Spot is open daily, April thru October – 10:00am to 3:30pm. The store may close due to inclement weather.
Opens Saturday March 30, 2013
The Ocelot Spot Gift Shop is located centrally within the Zoo on the hill just past the Zoo’s Visitors center on the left. The store features a wide selection of plush animals, t-shirts, mugs, books, souvenirs, educational toys and a variety of Fair Trade items.