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Utah's Hogle Zoo is a 42-acre zoo located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It houses animals from diverse ecosystems. It is located at the mouth of Emigration … See more

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Jan 13, 2023
Nothing really stand out about the zoo. The polar bear was active and swimming and the kids loved it. It was a bit cool out and most animals were in their enclosures. Can walk through easily in 1-2 h… Full review by jeremyw288
Dec 17, 2022
I was enjoying the visit till we visited the tiger. He was pacing back and forth and I noticed his water was frozen. I could see no other water in there. Previous visits had been in warmer weather. I… Full review by Robin C
Aug 13, 2022
It amazes me to see such a variety of opinions about this zoo. We were just there last week and it is truly a sad looking place. We didn't see very many animals; most of them were out of view in thei… Full review by lifeisverygood2

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Animals From Diverse Ecosystems
Utah's Hogle Zoo is a 42-acre zoo located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is Utah's only zoo and houses animals from diverse ecosystems. It is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Utah's Hogle Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. History The zoo was founded and is operated by the Hogle family. Its original location was in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park. In 1916, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a travelling circus. Princess Alice had the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and died at eleven months old. Current exhibits included deer, monkeys, three elephants, various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world. The zoo officially became Utah's Hogle Zoo when it opened at the Emigration Canyon site, August 1, 1931, on a piece of land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. Exhibits All exhibits must be passed by voters in order for the construction to begin. This is because the city's tax dollars pay for the renovations. Elephant Encounter Opened in 2005, this exhibit houses white rhinoceros and African elephants in four exhibit areas as well as a 110,000-gallon pool. Visitors can view the animals from several vantage points, including an artificial kopje. A nearby thatch-roof building, the Convergys African Lodge, displays interpretive items such as elephant bones and a rhinoceros hide to educate visitors about pachyderm conservation. Asian Highlands In June 2006, this exhibit opened with the theme of an Asian Village. It is home to Amur tigers, Amur leopards, Pallas' cats, Siberian lynx, and snow leopards. Rocky Shores This exhibit opened in 2012 and features a variety of animals including harbor seals, sea lions, a polar bear, and three grizzly bears.
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