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Utah’s Hogle Zoo nurtures respect and appreciation for the natural world by providing diverse educational, recreational, and conservation opportunities. This is accomplished through imaginative exhibits and programs, professional animal care, and a commitment to excellence.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo dates from 1931 and is located at the mouth of Emigrations Canyon. The Zoo is one of the most-visited attractions in Utah and the top paid-for tourist attraction in Salt Lake City. Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals. 2012 was a banner year for the Zoo featuring the opening of Rocky Shores which helped the Zoo reach a new record in yearly attendance: over 1.2 million visitors!
In 2014 Hogle Zoo opened African Savanna – a 4+ acre exhibit featuring the giraffe, zebra, nyala and ostrich mixing and mingling on the grasslands, while African lions look on from Lions’ Hill. The popular Zoofari Express train also returned with the opening of Savanna and features a new eco-friendly engine, wider seats and is now handicapped accessible.