About the Zoo

With more than 300 individual animals representing 130 species from around the globe, the Idaho Falls Zoo is known as the "best little zoo in the west." The first zoo in Idaho to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Idaho Falls Zoo currently participates in over 40 Species Survival Plans

The Idaho Falls Zoo is always looking for ways to improve our zoo today and in the years to come. 

Five Year Strategic Plan


City leadership is full steam ahead on planning for the future of one of Idaho Falls' most popular attractions. The City Council approved a resolution to adopt the Idaho Falls Zoo Five-Year Strategic Plan (PDF) which will guide future decision making. 

Tautphaus Park Zoological Society 

Thanks for joining the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society and supporting the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park! The Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting the City of Idaho Falls in the promotion and expansion of the zoo – for our families and the animals.

When you join the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) by purchasing a membership you become part of the zoo’s efforts to meet the challenges of preserving and conserving threatened and endangered animal species. Idaho Falls Zoo’s exhibits are designed to increase awareness and understanding of the animal kingdom and the natural habitats in which they live. The monies raised through membership sales help us accomplish our goals of conservation, education and research. The contribution you make is important to you, to us, and to the future of our world.

The Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) has a mission to support the Idaho Falls Zoo by fundraising with events such as Wines in the Wild, Chillin’ at the Zoo, Zoo Brew, Hawaiian Luau, Masquerade Ball and Boo at the Zoo; and to promote projects that support increased self-sufficiency of the Zoo. Financial self-sufficiency will allow the Zoo to continue to improve on conservation, high quality care of the animals, and a great visitor experience. 

To learn more please visit the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society website