Welcome to Zoo Idaho
Becoming Zoo Idaho
In 2016, the former Pocatello Zoo—also known as the Ross Park Zoo—officially became Zoo Idaho. The name reflects the zoo’s identity as an indigenous species zoo, which houses numerous orphaned or injured animals from the region who would have died in the wild. Zoo Idaho is truly a zoo for the animals of Idaho.
With fewer animal sightings reported at Yellowstone Park, Zoo Idaho offers patrons a chance to see the animals they didn’t see at Yellowstone including bears, bison, deer, elk, cougars, coyotes, eagles, owls, and more. Patrons especially enjoy the close encounters they can have with the zoo’s two grizzly bears who exhibit many natural behaviors in their expansive setting.
Will you give $100 to save wildlife?
Zoo Idaho is our community’s front door to the Intermountain West. Your zoo is a place for exploration, education and conservation for Idaho’s wild. Zoo Idaho works directly with Idaho Fish and Game and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service by acquiring animals in need of rehabilitation and rescue. The majority of animals you see at the zoo are here because they are unable to thrive in the wild. To help in our mission of ‘Preserving Intermountain West wildlife and habitat through conservation and education’ Zoo Idaho is asking 500 people to donate $100towards our annual improvement fund. Each donation will go towards enhancing the value and experience of your zoo.
Your donation will help us grow our education programs, improve facilities and exhibits, increase guest amenities and assist conservation projects throughout Idaho.