Pueblo Zoo facts for kids
|Location||3455 Nuckolls Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado, United States|
|Land area||30 acres (12.1 ha)|
|Number of animals||420|
|Number of species||142|
Pueblo Zoo is a 25-acre (10.1 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. The Pueblo Zoological Society manages the zoo, 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.
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.
Serengeti Safari includes lions, Grevy's zebras, ostriches, Thomson's gazelles, East African crowned cranes, lappet-faced vultures, white storks, and waterbucks. This exhibit currently includes African wild dogs.
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.
The Pueblo Zoo participated in the AZA Species Survival Plans for 16 species and in the Population Management Plans for 18 species as of 2009[update].
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