Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions. When conservation is prioritized in all of their activities, not only the animals benefit, but the whole world benefits as well. Check this out.


In 1911, the Utah Zoological Society was created in a tiny area inside Liberty Park. The present site of Utah’s Hogle Zoo near the mouth of Emigration Canyon was kindly given by the Hogle family in 1931, giving them their nickname, and spans 42 acres of natural hillside topography. Thank you for making the Hogle Zoo in Utah a Utah tradition for more than 90 years!


Since 1974, Utah’s Hogle Zoo has been Hogle Zoo in Utah is a proud member of AZA accreditation held by less than 10% of zoos in the United States. AZA members meet and exceed the highest animal care, welfare, and facilities standards. For further information, visit.


Guests may help Utah’s Hogle Zoo in various ways, including zoo visits, memberships, animal feeding, volunteering, contributions, and more! Not only does your support enable them to continue operating, but it also helps them contribute to numerous conservation, educational, and community-based projects to preserve the natural world by developing wildlife champions. More information on how you may help them can be found here.


Lighthouse Point Splash Zone and Playground

You will want to attend their Lighthouse Point Splash Zone during the hot summer months! Here, youngsters may jump through water streams, go down the lighthouse slide, and search for animals in their tidal pools. There’s also a water-shooting blowhole every 90 seconds! Do you want to keep it dry? Don’t be concerned. Parents may relax in their covered sitting areas while their children have fun.


African savanna

Immerse yourself in a place that takes you to an African Savanna, surrounded by many famous animals inhabiting East Africa’s plains!

The African Savanna Exhibit, surrounded by many famous animals that inhabit the plains of East Africa, will transport you across the world in a matter of minutes.

Savanna covers about half of Africa’s area (around five million square miles!). The savanna is home to the most fantastic variety of hoofed animals and the formidable carnivores that hunt them. Hogle Zoo in Utah is delighted to be an AZAAfrica member to appreciate the magnificence of the savanna—you can enjoy it all at Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s African Savanna exhibit.

Rocky Shores

Rocky Shores, inspired by the Pacific Northwest, is a large multi-animal habitat including bears, sea lions, seals, and otters.

Rocky Shores is a sizeable multi-animal habitat home to bears, sea lions, seals, and otters.

On the surface of the Rocky Coastlines exhibit, you may see our animals interact with a habitat that portrays North America’s western shores’ physical, cultural, and social environment. You may get an up-close underwater glimpse of the creatures as they swim through crystal blue water underneath the display.

Nikita (male) and Neva (female) live in Rocky Shores (female). During their visit to the display, visitors may simultaneously observe Neva, Nikita, or both polar bears. They cannot, however, promise which polar bear will be seen. They have given their polar bear’s access to off-exhibit areas where they may relax to offer them a choice in their surroundings.

Rocky Shores has become a “signature feature” at Utah’s Hogle Zoo because it is meant to profoundly affect and modify visitor impressions. Guests will experience exceptional environmental immersion at the show thanks to realistic, cutting-edge habitat design. Through creative programming and interactive technologies, educational information about the animals, their habits and instincts, and their future survival is provided.

Asian Highlands

Our Asian cats are shown in realistic exhibitions with excellent viewing places at Asian Highlands.

The Asian Highlands exhibit portrays a community in the Asian Highlands. You’ll get a fantastic glimpse of our Asian cats in their realistic habitats here.

After renovating the historic Feline Building, Utah’s Hogle Zoo launched Asian Highlands in 2006. In 2018, they installed a red panda habitat near the exhibit’s entrance. Today, the Asian Highlands is home to two Amur leopard cubs, the exhibit’s newest occupants. The sibling pair (male and female) are Zeya and Dmitri’s children, born in the Zoo on Christmas Day, 2021.

Elephant Encounter

Elephant Encounter recreates an African plain with African elephants and white rhinos, bringing a piece of the Serengeti to Salt Lake City.

Our Elephant Encounter exhibit transports you to the Serengeti of Salt Lake City! Observe our African elephants and white rhinoceroses thrive on a vast recreation of the African plains.

The Elephant Encounter gives our elephants and rhinos a stimulating environment by offering a variety of activities and habitats. The varied habitat encourages biological activities, providing the animals with the physical and emotional stimulation they need to be healthy and happy.

Great Apes

The taxonomic group of hominids includes Great Apes. Gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, chimps, and humans are all members of this group.

The Great Apes belong to the hominid taxonomic group. Gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, chimps, and humans are part of this group!

The great apes are giant, tailless primates with many human-like physical and mental characteristics. Although most species are omnivorous, fruit is the favored meal of several groups. Their young are born defenseless and must be cared for extended periods. Male apes of the same species are often bigger and stronger than female apes of the same species. Females give birth once every few years and do not have a specific breeding season.

Primate Forest

Primates are a mammalian group that includes highly primitive creatures known as prosimians, monkeys, apes, and humans.

Small Animal Building

Numerous species of tiny birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and spiders may be found in our Small Animal Building (SAB).

Numerous species of tiny birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and spiders may be found in our Small Animal Building (SAB).

The SAB offers something for everyone. This structure is a must-see for reptile enthusiasts since it is home to over 30 snakes and lizards. Aldabra Tortoises and Siamese Crocodiles may be observed lounging in the sun in the outside yard during the summer months. The SAB has red foxes right outside the western entrance for wildlife enthusiasts. Finally, for lovebirds and bird enthusiasts, the SAB is home to several tropical bird species in the free-flight jungle.


When will the Zoo be closed?

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day occasions due to inclement weather or special events.

Is it permissible for visitors to bring their food and drink?

All outside food and drinks are permitted on zoo premises (except alcoholic beverages and glass containers). Outside food and drinks are not allowed. Beastro.

How many animals will I observe in the autumn and winter?

The great majority of the animals are used to being cold. The giraffes are the only creatures visitors are unlikely to view when temperatures fall below 50 degrees. All other creatures will be seen both outdoors and inside. Many of our large cats like cooler weather and may be more active.

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