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Pueblo Zoo
Pueblo Zoo logo.png
Location3455 Nuckolls Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Coordinates38°15′42″N 104°39′29″W / 38.2617°N 104.6581°W / 38.2617; -104.6581
Land area30 acres (12.1 ha) [1]
No. of animals420 [2]
No. of species142 [2]
MembershipsAZA[3]
Websitehttp://www.pueblozoo.org
Pueblo City Park Zoo
Pueblo City Park Zoo.JPG
Pueblo City Park Zoo entrance.
Coordinates38°15′42.12″N 104°39′29.16″W / 38.2617000°N 104.6581000°W / 38.2617000; -104.6581000
Area2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built1933-1940
ArchitectElliott, S. F., et al.
Works Progress Administration
Architectural styleLate 19th & early 20th c. American movements
NRHP reference No.95000934
Added to NRHPJuly 28, 1995

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.[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

Lizard, Pueblo Zoo in 2009
Lizard, Pueblo Zoo in 2009

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 lions, Grevy's 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 elk, 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

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.[7]

Notes

  1. ^ "Pueblo City Park Zoo". nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pueblo Zoo". pueblozoo.org. Pueblo Zoo. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ "List of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums". aza.org. Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Pueblo County". National and State Register. History Colorado. Archived from the original on 2017-08-31. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
  5. ^ "Zoo Map". pueblozoo.org. Pueblo Zoo. Archived from the original on 1 May 2010. Retrieved 15 March 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 8 July 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Pueblo Zoo Species List". pueblozoo.org. Pueblo Zoo. Retrieved 15 March 2010.

External links

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