As you explore the zoo, following the pathways to the next exciting exhibit, did you ever wonder how Zoo Boise came to be? Sure, you might be preoccupied with the giant tiger in front of you, or the leopards prowling in the shade. And sure, you might be distracted with the giraffe eating a piece of lettuce from your hand and trying to lick your face. But have you thought about how all of this started?
Today, Zoo Boise is an impressive and massive complex. It is home to an impressive 83 different species of animals, and the location of education and special events and exhibits. But the zoo didn’t always start out so grand. In fact, it started out meagerly, and was even in danger of being shut down many years ago.
An Escaped Chimpanzee
If you had…