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Pocatello Zoo gets help from local business

Published On: Aug 22 2014 08:13:16 PM CDT
Pocatello Zoo gets help from local business

The Pocatello Town and Country Gardens donated 10 percent of their proceeds Friday to the Pocatello Zoo's habitat efforts.


The Pocatello Zoo is not only hoping to continue maintaining current exhibits, but wants to bring a new exhibit for a threatened owl species.

Cory Coffman, curator of education, said the zoo is hoping to get funding to create a burrowing owl exhibit. She said the burrowing owl population is a concern, protected under the Migratory Bird Act.

"We would have a conservation habitat where we could teach people about the burrowing owls and then hopefully help with their conservation," she said.

Coffman said the zoo is also a sanctuary for animals that would not be able to survive in the wild.