Pocatello Zoo: Endangered Animals Day

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Updated: 5/18/2013 10:49 pm
The Pocatello zoo admitted all comers today (free of charge) for their endangered animals day. This gave zoo goers the chance to not only see interesting animals, but to learn more about them. One zoo curator feels this is a great chance to increase your knowledge of certain species

Curator Cory Coffman noted that, “Today we are celebrating endangered species day its to raise awareness about species in north American who are threatened, endangered or need protecting its also to celebrate success stories such as the bald eagle.”

These two black bears may look like they are in a smaller space than a bear in the wild, however cory reminded me that wild animals are always moving and trying to survive, while zoo animals have a habitat and food provided for them.
Coffman added that, “They come to us because they can’t live in the wild for one reason or another so were also a sanctuary too.”

The Pocatello zoo primarily houses animals that are native to North America. This gives them the chance to live in their
natural habitat dealing with summer or winter seasons.
Curator Coffman said that, “Our zoo is very special because we deal with animals that are native to North America and thus (kids) can see animals that could be in their backyard that they wouldn’t see in the wild. It helps them to understand these animals and helps them to want to help with conservation of these animals.”

The pinnacle of the Pocatello zoo experience to be the over 1 million dollar Grizzly Bear exhibit. It gives zoo goers the chance to see one of the largest and most majestic mammals in North America up-close. This bear particularly enjoys playing in her pond and shaking her head. Perhaps she’s wondering, when the sunshine will return.

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