Celebrate endangered species at the Pocatello Zoo May 23

City of Pocatello news release

On May 23, 2015, America celebrates Endangered Species Day and our nation’s commitment to protecting endangered species and their habitat with events across the country. Endangered Species Day is a celebration of our nation’s wildlife heritage such as the American bald eagle, gray wolf, gray whale, pacific salmon and many other wildlife, fish and plants. This year at the Pocatello Zoo the funds generated will go to help the endangered Kootenai River White Sturgeon, which experts believe could be extinct by 2035.

What better place to celebrate our native species than at Pocatello’s very own native animal Zoo? The Pocatello Zoo, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Idaho Museum of Natural History & Idaho Fish & Game will host Endangered Species Day activities. Plan to be at the Zoo Saturday, May 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. There will be fun, games and activities! Follow our Endangered Species Passport around the Zoo, getting a stamp at each location, and finish with games and crafts. This event is free with Zoo admission.

The US Senate created Endangered Species Day to provide an opportunity for schools, libraries, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and others to educate the public about the importance of protecting endangered species, to celebrate endangered species success stories, and to highlight the everyday actions that people and groups can take to help protect endangered species.

For more information, contact the Pocatello Zoo at 234-6264 and at http://zoo.pocatello.us/

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