About the Zoo

With just over 300 individual animals representing 130 exotic species from around the globe, the Idaho Falls Zoo is known as the "best little zoo in the west." It is a small and dynamic 7-acre zoo located inside Tautphaus Park owned and operated by the City of Idaho Falls' Parks and Recreation Dept. The first zoo in Idaho to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, it currently participates in over 40 Species Survival Plans.

The Idaho Falls Zoo is home to a diverse animal family that includes African lions and penguins, Chilean flamingoes, Amur tiger, snow leopards, Bactrian camels and much more. The zoo hosts approximately 145,000 visitors during its season and offers many events, educational programs, volunteer and donor opportunities, as well as sponsorship programs for businesses and organizations. 

Tautphaus Park Zoological Society 

The Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting the City of Idaho Falls in the promotion and expansion of the zoo – for our families and the animals.

You join the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) when you purchase a membership ("annual zoo pass") and you become part of the zoo’s efforts to meet the challenges of preserving and conserving threatened and endangered animal species. Idaho Falls Zoo’s exhibits are designed to increase awareness and understanding of the animal kingdom and the natural habitats in which they live. The monies raised through membership sales help us accomplish our goals of conservation, education and research. The contribution you make is important to you, to us, and to the future of our world.

The Tautphaus Park Zoological Society (TPZS) has a mission to support the Idaho Falls Zoo by fundraising with events such as Wines in the Wild, Chillin’ at the Zoo, Zoo Brew, Hawaiian Luau, Masquerade Ball and Boo at the Zoo; and to promote projects that support increased self-sufficiency of the Zoo. Financial self-sufficiency will allow the Zoo to continue to improve on conservation, high quality care of the animals, and a great visitor experience. 

To learn more please visit the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society website