The mission of Zoo Boise is to serve as an education and conservation institution that safely and humanely exhibits living animals for the purposes of:
- Educating children and adults about animals;
- Animal habitats and their preservation;
- Encouraging the conservation, protection and propagation of rare and endangered species and their respective habitats;
- Providing the public with a recreational opportunity to view a variety of live animals exhibited in conditions allowing them to display natural traits;
- Providing an attraction for tourists and visitors, contributing to the bank of knowledge about animals through limited research.
Zoo Boise is a service of the City of Boise and supported by the Friends of Zoo Boise, a 501(c)(3) membership organization.
Zoo Boise is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.