News Releases

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Zoo Idaho Seeking Public Input on Master Plan


Zoo Idaho is looking for your help in charting a course for the zoo’s future.

Zoo staff is asking the public to offer their opinions on the facility’s master plan. The document stretches 20 years and outlines renovations to the exhibits, potential changes to the entrance, and the overall vision for Zoo Idaho, Most notably, the plan sees the zoo divided into four different sections: mountains, grasslands wetlands and homestead.

“This is a bold vision that offers realistic and feasible steps on how to make it a reality,” said Peter Pruett, Zoo Idaho Superintendent. “The current plan makes the most of the Zoo’s natural landscape to help immerse guests in the beauty of Idaho’s many ecosystems and the animals that call them home.”

The proposal places an emphasis on collaboration between different parts of the community including the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society and City of Pocatello, with funding through both public and private sources.

“We want Zoo Idaho to reflect the community it serves,” said Peter Pruett, “We also want the community to share in our successes of helping to preserve Intermountain West wildlife and habitat through conservation and education.”  

Residents can view the proposed master plan online and submit their comments at or by visiting the Zoo Idaho Administration Building located at 3101 Avenue of the Chiefs.

For more information on Zoo Idaho, visit

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News Releases


Lee Selected as Next Mayor for a Day

Posted on: January 5, 2018

New Councilmembers Take Oath of Office

Posted on: January 4, 2018

Olin Selected as Pocatello Mayor for a Day

Posted on: November 21, 2017

City of Pocatello Election Results

Posted on: November 8, 2017

“Zoo Boo” Returns October 28

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Johnson Named City Attorney

Posted on: October 5, 2017

Search Continues for Missing Man

Posted on: October 5, 2017
City Flag

From Worst to ?: Pocatello Raises New Flag

Posted on: September 20, 2017

2017 Election Official Candidate List

Posted on: September 11, 2017

Paving Slated for Johnny Creek Road

Posted on: July 28, 2017

Splash Dances Return June 22

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Zoo Idaho Welcomes New Badger

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Zoo-4-Tots Schedule Set at Zoo Idaho

Posted on: April 24, 2017

Sewer Jetting Begins This Week

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Zoo Idaho Sounds Call for Volunteers

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Cemetery Cleanup Begins April 3

Posted on: March 23, 2017