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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Volunteer applications at the Idaho Falls Zoo close on Thursday, Feb. 16

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IDAHO FALLS – Your Idaho Falls Zoo’s 2023 season is just around the corner and volunteers are needed to continue to make it the best little zoo in the West.  

Adult volunteer applications are closing on Thursday, Feb. 16. Contributions by adult volunteers are essential and provide on-grounds conservation presentations, support education programs, special events, help with zoo grounds and maintenance, gardening, and more.

Interested individuals can learn more and submit their application to volunteer on the Idaho Falls Zoo website HERE or at

Once accepted, all new volunteers must pass a City of Idaho Falls background check and attend all required training programs. In addition, adult volunteers are required to become members of the Zoological Society, purchase a uniform shirt, and may be required to submit medical information. The approximate participant fees annually are $50.

For questions, to request accommodation, or for help submitting the digital application, contact Kathryn Farley, volunteer coordinator, at (208) 612-8453 or [email protected].

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Media Note: For more information, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Eric Grossarth at (208) 612-8562 or [email protected].

About Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park: With more than 330 individual animals representing 120 species from all around the globe, the Idaho Falls Zoo has the largest collection of animals in the state of Idaho and is considered the “Best Little Zoo in the West.” Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the zoo participates in 44 national Species Survival Plans. Learn more on our website.

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