Pueblo Zoological Society

100,000 visitors. 410 animals. 423 classroom programs. 5 global and local/native conservation programs. And you. Donate today to support the work of your Pueblo Zoo.

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Pueblo Zoological Society​​​​​​​
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3455 Nuckolls Ave
Pueblo, CO 81005
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Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower people to engage in conservation of animals and their natural habitat. EMPOWER. ENGAGE. CONSERVE.

Organization History

The Pueblo Zoological Society was founded forty years ago. Early supporters sought to improve conditions for the animals at the city-operated Pueblo Zoo, while developing an education program to better serve the community. In January 1991, Pueblo Zoological Society assumed management of the zoo under an agreement with the City of Pueblo. Since 1991, the zoo has been revitalized with nearly 8 million dollars invested in new exhibits and infrastructure improvements.

In its 30 years of zoo management, the Pueblo Zoological Society has accomplished accreditation by the Association of Zoo's & Aquariums (AZA), doubled the animal collection to more than 140 species, gained placement on the National Register of Historic Places, and successfully lobbied for inclusion in the Pueblo Urban Enterprise Zone. The education and conservation of species remain central to our work. With 90,000+ visitors annually and a membership of 1,800 households, the Pueblo Zoo is one of the most popular cultural facilities in southern Colorado.


"I have taken my granddaughter to our zoo since she was 8 months and she is now 10 and wants to be an animal vet when she grows up. This was put into her mind because of the staff working with the animals and ground keepers at the zoo. Just keep up the good work is all I can say."

"I have only lived in Pueblo four months and have already been to the zoo three times. My children and I love the zoo and plan on being members as long as we live in Pueblo."

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