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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Enrichment Day Slated for Sat., June 13 at Zoo Idaho

Animals at Zoo Idaho

Zoo Idaho will be giving you a look at how zookeepers keep the many animals that call the zoo home happy and healthy. 


Zoo Idaho is hosting its annual Enrichment Day Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Enrichment is care techniques that enhance an animal’s environment by providing unique, safe, and creative ways for them to demonstrate their natural behaviors.


“Enrichment Day is fun for the whole family,” said Rachael Shearouse, Education Curator. “Guests can watch enrichment demonstrations throughout the day while learning about the importance of enrichment for our animals. It’s the perfect time to come see our animals engaged and active.”


During Enrichment Day, visitors to Zoo Idaho will be invited to learn about the ways zookeepers provide stimulus to their resident animals through demonstrations, keeper chats, and educational displays. Enrichment Day is being provided at no additional admission cost to the public. General admission to the zoo is free for ages 0 to 2, $4 for ages 3 to 11, $6.0 for ages 12 to 59, and $4.50 for ages 60 and up.


Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, entrance to Zoo Idaho is capped at 300 people to allow for patrons to socially distance. Signs encouraging proper social distancing are at high-traffic exhibits.


For more information on Zoo Idaho, visit zooidaho.org


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 sbeebe@pocatello.us; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.


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