Browse Program

The animals at Fresno Chaffee Zoo consume hundreds of pounds of browse (tree trimmings, shrubs, leaves) every year! Animals that enjoy browse include elephants, rhinoceros, orangutans and MANY more!

We encourage Zoo visitors to bring their PESTICIDE-FREE browse to the Zoo's approved drop-off location. Please scroll down to view our approved browse species and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

We are so thankful for your donations! If you have any questions, please email

Approved Browse

Xylosma, Mulberry, Chinese Pistache, Carob, Bamboo, Arundo grass and Chinese Elm.

Frequently Asked Questions