Pueblo Zoo
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Pueblo Zoo

Pueblo Zoo is a 30-acre (12.1 ha) zoo located in Pueblo, Colorado in the United States. The zoo is open year-round and is home to over 420 animals of more than 140 species.[2] The Pueblo Zoological Society manages the zoo,[2] which is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The original core of the zoo was built 1933-1940 by the Public Works Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, and Works Progress Administration and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Pueblo City Park Zoo.[4]

Exhibits

Major exhibits include Serengeti Safari, North American Grasslands, Colorado Wetlands, the Australian Outback, World of Color (formerly the Herpetarium,) Asian Adventure, the Ecocenter, Islands of Life and Pioneer Ranch.[2][5]

Serengeti Safari includes Masai lions, plains zebras, ostriches, Thomson's gazelles, East African crowned cranes, lappet-faced vultures, white storks, and waterbucks.[6] This exhibit currently includes African wild dogs.

In the Australian Outback, visitors can see emus and red kangaroos from Australia, as well as the maned wolf from South America.[6]

Asian Adventure includes Przewalski's horses, white handed gibbons, Reeves's muntjac, and Malayan sun bears.[6][7]

Colorado Wetlands features animals such as the Rocky Mountain white-tailed deer, Plains bison, white pelicans, trumpeter swans, North American wood ducks, black tailed prairie dogs, and swift foxes.[6]

At Pioneer Ranch, guests can see animals that might live on a ranch, including cows, donkeys, miniature horses, alpacas, both dromedary and Bactrian camels, goats, hogs, sheep, llamas, owls, snakes, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, goose, ducks, and tortoises.[6]

Conservation

As of 2009, the Pueblo Zoo participated in the AZA Species Survival Plans for 16 species and in the Population Management Plans for 18 species.[7]

Notes

  1. ^ "Pueblo City Park Zoo". nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pueblo Zoo". pueblozoo.org. Pueblo Zoo. Retrieved 2010. 
  3. ^ "List of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums". aza.org. Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Retrieved 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pueblo County". National and State Register. History Colorado. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Zoo Map". pueblozoo.org. Pueblo Zoo. Retrieved 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Pueblo Zoo - Pueblo, Colorado - small year-round zoo and tourist attraction". city-data.com. City-data.com. Retrieved 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Pueblo Zoo Species List". pueblozoo.org. Pueblo Zoo. Retrieved 2010. 

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