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Pocatello Zoo

2900 South 2nd Avenue

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.


Jair Almaraz

Saturday, July 7, 2018
We had a great time with 4 kids between the ages of 3-10. Friendly staff and the perfect size to little ones. We were impressed with all of the different animals featured. Great value in terms of admission rates.

Patty Fong

Monday, June 25, 2018
Nice, small zoo. Small entry fee. Renovation in progress... however missed seeing bison after two round of walking up the hillside. Be prepared to walk slightly steep up to bear, fox, etc.

Levi Cogle

Saturday, June 23, 2018
This zoo is pretty cool for what it is. It should be mentioned that this zoo is for animals native to the west. Bison, bears, deer, mountain sheep, mountain lions etc. You don't pay what a big zoo charges either. 5.75 for adults. Overall a great experience.

Ryan Misner

Saturday, June 2, 2018
If you're looking for a fun time bring your family over to the zoo you can definitely tell her explain it and they're doing some updating however your experience still pretty good over there when we went all the animals were very active out and about. They have a peacock that likes to just wander around the park so it might his own business. I personally like to go when the park is free when is Free Zoo day here in Pocatello. My personly have been to many zoo's I like to collect the magnets from the different zoo's and they finally started selling magnets and this one is not that bad of a Zoo it's not as big as other cities but it's still pretty fun especially how so close to Ross Park. They do have a play area for little kids. The only downside I see currently is that when it's free zoo Day Parking can be kind of tight.

Julie Sutton

Friday, July 6, 2018
Not many animals but the ones they have are visible. Cost is very reasonable. Little kids will enjoy it about 9 and under

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