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Posted on: September 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Idaho Falls Zoo Goes to Fall Hours After Labor Day

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The Idaho Falls Zoo will be moving to fall hours on Tuesday, September 8th. Currently, the zoo is open daily 10:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m. Starting Sept. 8, the daily hours will change to 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

As the evening temperatures start to get cooler, animal care specialists at your zoo will begin moving the less cold-hearty species like tropical birds, tortoises, and the American alligator into their off-exhibit winter housing areas at the zoo. The process will begin as soon as overnight temperatures dip below 50 degrees.

“Fall is a great time to visit the zoo,” says Zoo Director David Pennock. “The temperatures are so pleasant for both people and the animals.”

You can purchase zoo tickets at the admission window or in advance of your visit online by visiting Groupon at https://www.groupon.com/deals/idaho-falls-park-zoo-1.

For information on COVID-19 precautions at the zoo, visit https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1549.

Get up-to-date zoo information as it happens by following Idaho Falls Zoo on Facebook, Instagram, and the zoo’s website, www.idahofallszoo.org.

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Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at bcranor@idahofallsidaho.gov.   

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 national Species Survival Plans. Learn more on our website.  

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