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.