EMPOWER. ENGAGE. CONSERVE.
Our mission is to empower people to engage in the conservation of animals and their natural habitat.
The Pueblo Zoo is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility covering twenty-five acres in Pueblo City Park. It is home to more than 400 animals representing 125 different species from around the world. Education outreach programs serve nearly every elementary school in Pueblo County, reaching thousands of children each year. Camps, on-site programming and volunteer opportunities give youth a chance to dive deeper on zoo grounds. Partnerships with the library and business partners provide free and reduced admission to those who cannot afford to visit the zoo.
Managed by the non-profit Pueblo Zoological Society, the Pueblo Zoo works diligently to delight guests while achieving a conservation mission, supporting many local projects, as well as three global efforts to save African penguins, red pandas, and African painted dogs.
The City of Pueblo has maintained a zoo in some form since the early 1900s. The current site in City Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and attracts 90,000 visitors each year. The current Islands of Life and World of Color buildings, as well as the eagle exhibits, were constructed in the 1930s by the PWA and WPA. Guests can see the influence of this notable architectural style throughout the zoo.
PUEBLO ZOO MISSION
Our mission is to empower people to engage in conservation of animals and their natural habitat.
The Pueblo Zoo works locally and globally to create a better planet for the animals you love. The zoo is partnered with nonprofits from throughout the globe to support some of the Earth's most endangered animals. Click on one of our partners below to learn about the organizations that help bring our mission to life!
We have received a 5-Star Certification from Pueblo County for going the extra mile to ensure the safety of our staff and customers! This means our business can operate and serve at a higher level than the standard allowance. As we work hard to protect you, we
ask that you do your part to protect our business and certification by continuing to wear your mask and distance yourselves from other patrons. With your help we can continue to serve more people which helps us stay in business. We’d like to thank you for your loyalty
and cooperation during trying times. We couldn’t do it without you!
Learn more about the work supported by Pueblo Zoo members and donors.
We’re committed to the highest level of transparency.
The Pueblo Zoo earned a 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency by sharing our key metrics and highlighting the impact we’re making. We also participate in Coloradogives.org, a program that provides a safe and trusted way to support nonprofits online.
These generous companies and grant funders support zoo events, animals, education programs, and access for low-income families. Click an image to visit their website.
Mikala Cortese (Vice-President)
Ruben Roman (President)