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Zoo Idaho has been a haven and sanctuary for native North American species for over 80 years. The animals exhibited at the Zoo were injured, orphaned, imprinted on humans or captive born. In any case, they would not survive in the wild. For these reasons they have become ambassadors for their kind, helping educate the public about wildlife conservation and habitat preservation.

The Zoo provides a unique opportunity to learn about native wildlife through exhibits, classes, summer camps, and outreaches.

Throughout the year Zoo Idaho and Zoo Idaho Zoological Society present a variety of events to raise money to support zoo exhibit construction and maintenance and zoo programs. We are looking for sponsors to help us make each event a success! We are looking for both monetary sponsorships and volunteering sponsorships.

Events and Activities

Zoo Boo

The last Saturday in October Zoo Idaho celebrates Halloween with a trick-or-treat event around the zoo. Local community organizations and businesses provide candy and activities for the guests.

Wild Winter Weekends

The first two weekends in December Zoo Idaho is open so guest can enjoy lights around the zoo, snow science activities, hot chocolate, and cookies.

Endangered Species Day

The third Friday in May, Zoo Idaho highlights endangered species by providing conservation activities around the zoo for students.

Roar and Pour

Held in June, Roar and Pour is an adult only event of wine tasting around the zoo. Enjoy Zoo Idaho for an evening of food, wine, and live music. One of our biggest fundraisers.

Ice Cream Zoofari

Held on the third Saturday in August, guest can tour around the zoo while enjoying free unlimited ice cream. Family friendly activities are provided throughout the day.

OktoBEARfest

Held in September, OktoBEARfest brings together traditional Oktoberfest activities and beer tasting around the zoo. This adult only event is our second biggest fundraiser.

Sponsorship Levels

While we have provided levels of support and appropriate benefits, we understand the need for flexibility. If you don’t see your organization aligning with one of these levels, please contact us with your ideas.

Grizzly Sponsor
$20,000per month
  • All Zoo events will be billed as "presented by [sponsor name]"
  • Sponsor will be identified as noted above in all media, marketing, and promotional pieces
  • Adopt an exhibit: Logo will be permanently attached to one of our zoo exhibits
  • Premier sponsor recognition on event and main zoo banners/signage
  • Premier sponsor recognition on social media
  • Sponsor logo and link on the homepage of the event website
  • Media opportunity prior to and/or on day of event
  • Premier space at events for community outreach and marketing
  • Multiple speaking opportunities during events
  • Opportunity for employees to serve as key event volunteers
  • Logo on all volunteer and event t-shirts and merchandise
  • Zoo Idaho will provide a free live animal outreach at a company event
  • Behind the scene zoo tour and sponsor appreciation event
Coyote Sponsor
$10,000per month
  • Prime location for Logo at events
  • Prominent sponsor recognition in media, marketing, and promotional pieces
  • Prominent sponsor recognition on event banners/signage
  • Prominent sponsor recognition on social media
  • Prominent sponsor logo and link on the event website
  • Prominent space at events for community outreach and marketing
  • Speaking opportunity during events
  • Opportunity for employees to serve as key event volunteers
  • Logo on all volunteer and event t-shirts and merchandise
  • Behind the scene zoo tour and sponsor appreciation event
Fox Sponsor
$5,000
  • Sponsor recognition in media, marketing, and promotional pieces
  • Sponsor recognition on event banners/signage
  • Sponsor recognition on social media
  • Sponsor logo and link on event website
  • Space at festival for community outreach and marketing
  • Opportunity for employees to serve as event volunteers
  • Behind the scene zoo tour and sponsor appreciation event
Bobcat Sponsor
$2,500
  • Sponsor recognition in media, marketing, and promotional pieces
  • Sponsor recognition on event banners/signage
  • Sponsor logo and link on the event website
  • Sponsor recognition on social media
  • Sponsor appreciation event
Elk Sponsor
$500
  • Sponsor recognition on event banners/signage
  • Sponsor logo and link on the event website
  • Sponsor recognition on social media
Volunteer Sponsor
$0
  • In-kind sponsor
  • Sponsor logo and link on the event website and social media
  • Provide Volunteers for each event (min of 10 volunteers)

Proceeds from Zoo Idaho events will go to the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society to sponsor zoo programming, renovations, and new exhibit construction. For more information, please contact Rachael Shearouse at 208-234-6264 or rshearouse@pocatello.us.

Contact

Zoo Idaho
Attn: Rachael Shearouse
3101 Avenue of the Chiefs
Pocatello, ID 83204

Phone: 208-234-6264
Fax: 208-234-6265

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