How can I be assured animals are treated humanely?

Just ask us! We'd love to share with you how we care for every member of our zoo family. The Idaho Falls Zoo makes every effort to ensure that all of the physical and psychological needs of each animal are met and/or surpassed. As an AZA accredited institution, the Idaho Falls Zoo must meet the official approval by a group of zoo experts. These experts, called the AZA Accreditation Commission, carefully examine each zoo that applies for AZA membership, including living environments, social groupings, heath and nutrition. The AZA also make sure that animals are provided with enrichment, which stimulates each animal's natural behavior and provides variety in their daily routine. The Idaho Falls Zoo prides itself on continuing to maintain these high standards.  

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1. Are pets welcome in the zoo?
2. Where are the restrooms located in the zoo?
3. How long does it take to tour the zoo?
4. Are there special feeding times?
5. Is smoking or tobacco use allowed at the Idaho Falls Zoo?
6. How can I be assured animals are treated humanely?
7. Is alcohol allowed in the zoo?
8. Do you have a concession stand?
9. Do you have a gift shop?
10. What is your method of payment?
11. Can you leave the zoo and return later?
12. Do you give rain checks for inclement weather?
13. Can you bring bikes, rollerblades, skates or skateboards to the zoo?
14. Can you help me with a school assignment? Can I interview a keeper or vet?
15. I would like to work at the zoo, how do I apply?