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Posted on: November 26, 2018

“Wild Winter Weekends” Return to Zoo Idaho December 1, 8

Zoo Idaho’s coolest events of the year return in December. 

Saturday, December 1 and Saturday, December 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days, the zoo will host its fifth annual “Wild Winter Weekends.” Attendees are invited to stop by and enjoy hot cocoa and holiday-themed cookies and meet Zoo Idaho’s resident animals. At dusk, the lights adorning the animals’ exhibits will be turned on. Zoo staff will also be holding several snow science classes where children will be making snow volcanoes, crystal snowflakes, and learning about how to track animals in the winter months. 

“‘Wild Winter Weekends’ are a great way to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the light displays as you stroll around the zoo,” said Rachael Shearouse, Education Curator. “You will be able to learn about how animals adapt to the cold temperatures and how snow is formed and more.”

Admission to “Wild Winter Weekends” is free for children 2 and under, as well as Zoo Idaho Zoological Society members, $4 for ages 3 to 11, $6 for ages 12 and up, and $4.50 for ages 60 and up as well as members of the military. 

For more information on Zoo Idaho, visit or like Zoo Idaho’s Facebook page at

Zoo Idaho is an indigenous species zoo and is home to numerous orphaned or injured animals from the region who would have likely not survived in the wild.

Zoo Idaho is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.

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