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Zoo Boise Master Plan


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About the Exhibit

In 1916, Zoo Boise began as a menagerie to house a collection of exotic birds and an escaped circus chimp.  For the last 100 years, Zoo Boise has continued to grow, adding new exhibits and programs to become a community treasure that provides a wonderful educational and recreational opportunity for more than 340,000 visitors annually—making Zoo Boise one of the largest attractions in the state.

Unfortunately, as Zoo Boise has grown, so have the threats facing animals in the wild.  Elephants, lions, tigers, rhinos, gorillas, pandas, polar bears and countless others—all face extinction within a couple decades.  For Zoo Boise, simply being a nice place to bring your family to learn about animals is no longer enough.  We had to do more in order to address this crisis that threatens the world’s most iconic species, the same species our children hold so dear.

8 years ago, Zoo Boise reinvented itself.

We made it part of our mission to protect animals in the wild.  We turned the act of visiting the zoo into a conservation action.  With the creation of a conservation fee and a series of fee-based animal interactions, Zoo Boise has generated $3 million so far for wildlife conservation projects around the world.

Now, as Zoo Boise begins its second century, it is time to take our commitment to wildlife conservation to the next level.  The zoo has launched the $8.9 million Zoo with a New View Capital Campaign.  The project will construct a new 2.5 acre Gorongosa National Park exhibit, including an expansion of the size of the zoo by 1 acre.  Gorongosa, once one of the greatest parks in Africa, was destroyed during 25 years of war in Mozambique.  Zoo Boise is part of a partnership to rebuild the park, increasing animal populations while also addressing the needs of the very poor people who live nearby.  The Gorongosa National Park exhibit in Boise will generate $2 million towards the efforts in Mozambique to protect elephants, lions, zebras and more!

The Zoo Boise exhibit will feature a variety of animals that can be seen in Gorongosa National Park,

including wild African dogs, baboons, Nile crocodiles, vervet monkeys, otters, hyenas, saddle-billed storks, warthogs, nyala and southern ground hornbills.  The exhibit will also tell the story of the agricultural, medical and education programs that are in place to partner with the people of Mozambique.  The exhibit will be a way for visitors to learn about all the components of a real life conservation project as it unfolds.

The campaign will also remove and update a number of exhibits that no longer meet modern zoological standards, including the primate house and aviaries.  Instead, that area of the zoo will celebrate our history and better address our visitor needs with a stage, event area, covered seating for dining guests, and some South American exhibits, along with a new primate exhibit.

Zoos and aquariums have the opportunity and responsibility to be one of the largest sources of conservation funding in the world.

Zoo Boise is one of the national leaders in this effort and the addition of these new exhibits will provide an example of how to change the definition of what it means to be a zoo.  We hope you will consider a gift to make sure the animals you and other families love so much are here for generations to come.

New Animals



Spotted Hyena


Vervet Monkey




African Otter



African Wild Dog




Southern Ground Hornbill


And more!

Want to Donate

There are many ways in which you can help support the Zoo with a New View Capital Campaign:

  • Make checks payable to:
    Friends of Zoo Boise
    355 Julia Davis Drive
    Boise, ID 83702
  • Call (208) 608-7764 to donate or make a transfer of stock
  • Want more info – EMAIL

Please note Zoo Boise appreciates donations by check whenever possible in order to save on credit card and online fees and to maximize donations.

Donors of $250 or more to the campaign

Anonymous Donors

A Caring Hand Boise

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Mary Abercrombie

Jeff & Tia Agosta

Steve Aita


Mary & John Alda

All Care Health Solutions

Elizabeth Allred & Adam Sullivan

Keith & Christine Allred

American Cleaning Service & the Schmoeger Family

Jennifer Ammerman & Michael Murphy Sweet

Barbara & Larry Anderson

Chelsea Anderson

Robert & Michelle Angell

Karen Antram

Burke Archibald & Lisa Elorrieta

Carol Arrizabalaga

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Jim & Judith Balis

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Emily & Mark Boerner

Boise’s Babies & Tots

Boise Cascade Company

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Idaho Central Credit Union

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Boise Host Lions Club

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Julie & Tom Manning

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Patrick & Bobbi-Jo Meuleman

Tina & Glenn Michael


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Joseph & Brianna Miller

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Jesica Mitchell

Dennis & Claudia Moberly

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Red Pheasant Realty Ltd.

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Regal Foundation

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Rotary Club of Beira, MZ

Sally & Charles Ruch

Rueb Idaho, Inc.

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Tasha Smagula & Joshua Schreiter

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Dianne Soule & Peter Anderson

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Minerva Spurlock & Cain Matthews

St Anthony Rotary

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St. Luke’s

Stability Networks

Linda & Ray Stark

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Kimberly Tower

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Troxell Fund, Inc.

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U.S. Bank

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