Their donation is HUGE, and will definitely help the restoration efforts.

Boise Mayor David Bieter announced this morning that Zoo Boise will be contributing $100,000 to help with the restoration efforts at Table Rock after a fire claimed 2,500 acres and a family's home last week.

The money comes from a conservation fund set up to protect animals and their habitats here in Idaho. It's generated from a portion of admission prices and attractions at Zoo Boise. Since 2007, about $2 million dollars have been donated from that fund.

Zoo Boise Director, Steve Burns says this donation is one they're happy to make:

Officials say to completely restore Table Rock, it's going to take several years; but they hope to get the burn mark cured within a year.

Behind The Scenes At Taronga Western Plains Zoo
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