The mission of the Pocatello Zoo administration is to 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.
The animals exhibited at the Pocatello Zoo were either placed here because of injuries or they were captive born. In either 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 (less)... Read more
Watch the flock of threatened African Penguins, experience a wallaby mob on the move, discover the gibbons aerobatic abilities or surround yourself with sights and sounds of South American birds in the walk-through aviary. Stop by the Children's Zoo and pat a donkey, feed a lamb or just relax on a bench and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds. Over 400 animals, the largest collection in Idaho, call Tautphaus Park Zoo home.
Of course a visit to the zoo would not be complete without a soft drink, hamburger, or hot dog from our new food hut. The Explorer's Station gift shop offers a variety of items including T-shirts and stuffed animals that make a perfect souvenir of your visit. You can celebrate a birthday, take a fun and educational class or hold a family reunion or corporate picnic all right here at the zoo! Support the zoo by becoming a member and enjoy free admission for one year or adopt an animal and help care for the zoo's animal collection. There's excitement, fun and adventure for everyone at the Tautphaus Park Zoo! (less)... Read more