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Posted on: March 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Idaho Falls Zoo hosting Bats of Eastern Idaho presentation

Bat Night for Press Release 2023

IDAHO FALLS - On Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Jericho Whiting with BYU-Idaho will introduce you to the bats of Idaho, explain why they’re important, and discuss ways Idaho Falls Zoo is helping protect natural habitat and expand the knowledge of local bats. The program will be held in the William J. Maeck Education Center. 

The event does not include a visit into the zoo. Unfortunately, it is still too cold for the bats to return to eastern Idaho, but there will be information on the upcoming Bat Night events taking place during summer of 2023. 

Please register in advance. Admissions will not be sold at the event. Cost of the event is $6.50 per person ages 3 and over. 2 and under is only $0.50. Sign up today at

You’ll gain a new appreciation for bats and discover they really are the superheroes of the animal world.

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

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Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with zoo staff, please first contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Eric Grossarth at (208) 612-8562 or

 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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