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  May 11 Mother's Day at the Zoo (Discount)
  June 14 A Beary Happy Birthday
  June 15 Father's Day at the Zoo (Discount)
  July 12 A Midsummer's Night for the Zoo
  Aug 9 Ice Cream Zoofari
  Sept 7 Grandparents' Day at the Zoo (Discount)
  Oct 25 Zoo Boo
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Mission Statement

The Pocatello Zoo will develop, improve, manage, and maintain facilities and programs to increase the public's knowledge of and appreciation for native North American Wildlife.

The zoo is dedicated to educating and motivating the public to become active stewards of the environment through their support of habitat preservation and wildlife conservation worldwide.

A Haven and a Sanctuary

Bison, cougars, eagles, pronghorn and grizzly bears are some of the animal species featured at our unique Zoo. The Pocatello Zoo has been a haven and sanctuary for native North American species for 80 years. The animals exhibited at the Zoo were injured, orphaned, imprinted on humans or captive born. In any case, they would not survive in the wild. For these reasons they have become ambassadors for their kind, helping educate the public about wildlife conservation and habitat preservation.

The Pocatello Zoo has roots dating back to 1932.  It began with two tiny wire pens holding 12 year old John Marshall's pet monkey and raccoon.  After a period of time it became a placement resource for native animals that were orphaned or injured.

The Pocatello Zoo provides a unique opportunity to learn about native wildlife through exhibits, storytelling, classes, and other family programs.

 
  ZOO ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Jerry Sepich - Director of Parks & Recreation
208-232-3901
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Scott Ransom - Zoo Superintendent
208-234-6264
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Cory Coffman - Curator of Education
208-234-6264
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Cindy McAffee - Administrative Assistant
208-234-6264
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  POCATELLO ZOO SOCIETY
Yolanda Cue - PZS Administrative Assistant
208-234-6264
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  ZOO MAILING ADDRESS
3101 Ave. of the Chiefs
Pocatello, ID  83204
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  ZOO ENTRANCE ONLY
   
Lower Level Ross Park
2900 S. 2nd Ave.
Pocatello, ID  83204
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  ANNUAL ZOO SERVICE LEVEL REPORT
     
Every year city departments are required to present a performance report to the Mayor, City Council and citizen stakeholders (Service Level Report). Under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the departments discuss their mission, financial inputs, workload outputs, measures of efficiency & effectiveness (including comparisons to other cities & industry norms), results and their issues and concerns for the future. CLICK HERE for the most recent Pocatello Zoo Service Level Report.

 

AIRPORT ENGINEERING MAYOR'S OFFICE STREET OPERATIONS
ANIMAL SERVICES FINANCE PARKS & RECREATION TRANSPORTATION
BUILDING & INSPECTION FIRE PLANNING UTILIITY BILLING
CEMETERY HUMAN RESOURCES POLICE VISION 12
CITY CLERK LEGAL SANITATION WATER
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
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