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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Get Ready for Idaho Falls Zoo’s 2019 Season

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Idaho Falls Zoo is excited to announce that, weather dependent, Saturday, April 13 will be the opening day for the 2019 season! In preparation, zoo staff is asking for your help to tidy up the zoo grounds.

On Saturday, March 30, the zoo will host the annual Clean-up Day and invite individuals, families, and volunteer service groups to assist with a variety of projects including cleaning, raking, and mulching to get the zoo ready to go for opening day on April 13.

Volunteers are asked to bring their own supplies including work gloves, grass rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows. Join us at the front gate of the zoo anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on March 30 where a zoo employee will provide further instructions.

Each volunteer must submit a City of Idaho Falls Volunteer Release of Liability form. To download the form click HERE.

Volunteers under the age of 18 must be part of a group such as a family, club or organization and a City of Idaho Falls Volunteer Release of Liability form must be completed and signed by a legal guardian. Please bring the completed form with you and present it upon arrival on March 30.

Qualified adult leaders or supervisors must accompany all youth and service groups from their respective organizations at all times in the zoo.

To sign up to help with Clean-up Day, contact Megan Donovan, volunteer coordinator, at (208) 612-8453 or [email protected]

Stay informed on the fun at the zoo! Follow the Idaho Falls Zoo on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and subscribe to zoo notices under Notify Me on the City’s website,

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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