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Posted on: April 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Help Sid and the Idaho Falls Zoo during Idaho Gives

Best of Sid MD

Idaho Gives is an online fundraising fair that invites the public to support one day (24 hours) of online giving to non-profits throughout Idaho.

This year, Idaho Gives is on May 2 and the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) is asking you to help build new playgrounds for our adorable grey gibbon, Sid, his family, and the other primates at the Idaho Falls Zoo.

All money raised will go to purchase supplies to rebuild the climbing structures in the Primate Discovery Center. These are the log structures inside the primates’ exhibits. Climbing is extremely important to the health and welfare of many species of primates, particularly gibbons like Sid, as they are adapted to spend the majority of their time swinging from trees high above the air.

You can help us reach our $4,000 goal by donating at:

Sid says thanks!

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Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, contact Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306

About Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park:  With more than 330 individual animals representing 130 species from all around the globe, the Idaho Falls Zoo is known as the “Best Little Zoo in the West.” Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo participates in 44 Species Survival Plans. Learn more on our website

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