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Titi Monkey Baby

Giraffe Baby

White-handed Gibbon

Black-footed Cat

Titi Monkey

Baby Meerkats

Public Board Meeting at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo will hold their regular board meeting on Monday Aug. 22, at 3:00 pm in the EdZoocation Station.

Hogle Zoo Opens After Hours For Wine and Beer Tasting

Hogle Zoo is opening up after hours this August especially for adults with its Wild About Wine and Zoo Pub events, featuring either wine or ale tasting on the first three Wednesdays of the month. It all kicks off with Wild About Wine on Aug. 3 and 17 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Hogle Zoo Orangutan to Undergo Cancer Removal Surgery

Utah's Hogle Zoo's male orangutan will undergo an operation on Tuesday, July 26, to remove tissue in an area of his breast that previously contained a cancerous mass. The operation, which will be performed on Zoo grounds at the L.S. Skaggs Animal Health Center, is a follow up to the Orangutan's initial mass removal.

Dari Turns 51 at Hogle Zoo Saturday

Dari, North America's oldest African elephant in an accredited zoo, is turning 51 and it's time to celebrate! Utah's Hogle Zoo will be celebrating this special lady's special day Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and everyone is invited to join in on the fun!

Public Board Meeting at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo will hold their regular board meeting on Monday June 20, at 3:00 pm in the EdZoocation Station.

Hogle Zoo Presents Lecture on Polar Bear Conservation Friday

Polar bear conservation will be front and center Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. during "Plight of the Polar Bears," a lecture at the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library, hosted by Utah's Hogle Zoo and presented by Polar Bears International.

Predator Awareness Day at Utah's Hogle Zoo

While most come to Hogle Zoo to see unique wildlife, most Utahns need only step out their back door to encounter wild animals. That's why Hogle Zoo is teaming up with various local and national wildlife groups and agencies for Predator Awareness Day Saturday June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Predator Awareness Day at Utah's Hogle Zoo

While most come to Hogle Zoo to see unique wildlife, most Utahns need only step out their back door to encounter wild animals. That's why Hogle Zoo is teaming up with various local and national wildlife groups and agencies for Predator Awareness Day Saturday June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Baby Ruffed Lemurs

Zoorassic Park Roars Into Action at Hogle Zoo

An event 65 million years in the making is about to sink its teeth into Utah's Hogle Zoo this summer as Zoorassic Park presented by Les Schwab Tire Centers brings the wonders of the prehistoric world to the Zoo starting Saturday, May 14.

Party for the Planet at Hogle Zoo Saturday

Utah's Hogle Zoo is getting down with going green Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with the nationwide Earth Day celebration Party for the Planet!

Breakfast With The Bunny Hops to Hogle

If egg hunts don't seem like they'll have the same hop this Easter, bounce on up to Utah's Hogle Zoo where bunnies, crafts and delicious treats are all a part of our holiday tradition Breakfast with the Bunny.

Armadillo Quadruplets Born

New Nine-banded Armadillo

New Nine-banded Armadillo

New Nine-banded Armadillo

New Nine-banded Armadillo

New Nine-banded Armadillo

Friday Marks Rocky Shores Milestone At Hogle Zoo

Utah's Hogle Zoo will complete a major step in its Rocky Shores construction project Friday, March 4. The largest mobile crane in Utah will lift and install the Zoo's new bridge over Emigration Creek, which will eventually link Rocky Shores with the entrance of Asian Highlands.

Zooperheros Unite at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Comic book writers may have had some special animals in mind when they came up with ideas for their superhero's powers, and Utah's Hogle Zoo is spreading the word that those superpowers might be close to reality as it hosts its first annual Zooperhero Day Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hogle Zoo to Host Job Fair

The wildest jobs in town are up-for-grabs at Utah's Hogle Zoo! The Zoo is preparing for its annual job fair Tuesday, Feb. 15th from 4 - 7 p.m. at the EdZoocation Station on Zoo grounds, and is also accepting applications for seasonal Eco-Explorers.

Hogle Zoo Kicks Off 2011 Events

Hogle Zoo guests can expect year-round fun beginning this weekend, and extending all the way through New Year's Eve. Event after event are designed to educate while providing a ton of fun.

Hogle Zoo Art Show Now Accepting Entries

Utah's Hogle Zoo is looking for the "wildest" artists in Utah as it takes entries for its 18th annual World of the Wild Art Show. Entries for the exhibit can be submitted on Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Zoo. The show will then take place Jan. 29 through March 13 at Hogle Zoo.`

Baby Colobus Monkey

ZooLights! Brings Winter Wonderland to Hogle Zoo

The winter wonderland magic has arrived at Utah's Hogle Zoo just in time for the opening of ZooLights!, Utah's largest animated light display, on Friday, Dec. 3.

Feast With The Beasts at Hogle Zoo

While the turkey is in the oven this Thanksgiving Day, Utah's Hogle Zoo invites you and your family to work up an appetite by attending Feast with the Beasts.

Hogle Zoo Volunteer Awarded by State for Service

After more than seven years of dedicated service as a Hogle Zoo volunteer, 19-year-old Justin Jarman will be the recipient of the Outstanding Young Volunteer Award at the 2010 Utah Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 18.

Celebrate Recycling With Utah's Hogle Zoo

Utah's Hogle Zoo is celebrating America Recycles Day by rewarding guests for their "green" efforts. Visitors to the Zoo will receive $2 off any regular admission for each cell phone they turn in at the ticket office for recycling on Nov. 13, 14 and 15.

Utah's Hogle Zoo Prepares For ZOOctober Fun!

Over 400,000 pieces of candy are on hand, and the ghosts and goblins are getting eerily excited, as Utah's Hogle Zoo preps for the wildest trick-or-treating extravaganza in the state, Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wolf Awareness Day Highlights Weekend at Hogle Zoo

The wolfpack is back as Utah's Hogle Zoo invites you to celebrate Wolf Awareness Day, Saturday October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hogle Zoo Keepers Honored for Exhibit Design

Hogle Zoo's animal care staff are making a daily difference in the lives of the animals for whom they care. And a couple of them have just received national recognition for the job they've done.

Hogle Zoo's Education Curator Studies Polar Bears in Manitoba

Participating in a Communicator Leadership Camp sponsored by the conservation group Polar Bears International has Utah's Hogle Zoo's Education Curator Chris Schmitz filled with hope.

Baby Golden Lion Tamarin

ENRICHMENT DAY HITS HOGLE ZOO

Animals will be taking in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a different kind as Utah's Hogle Zoo hosts its 11th annual Animal Enrichment Day on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HOGLE ZOO TO CELEBRATE ZURI'S FIRST BIRTHDAY

There will be toys, presents, guest activities and one enormous cake as Utah's Hogle Zoo invites the public to celebrate Zuri, the baby elephant's first birthday on Aug. 14.

New Gorilla

New Gorilla

New Gorilla

New Gorilla

New Gorilla

New Langur

New Langur

New Langur

New Langur

New Langur

NATURE'S NIGHTMARES COMING SOON TO HOGLE ZOO

In this summer’s Nature’s Nightmares exhibit, Hogle Zoo hopes to lessen some common fears people have of eerie animals. Nature's Nightmares opens to the public Saturday May 15, 2010.

DON'T JUST RECYCLE YOUR CAN, GET OFF IT AND COME TO HOGLE ZOO FOR PARTY FOR THE PLANET!

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is throwing a party; over one hundred parties throughout the country. Salt Lake City’s version of AZA's Party for the Planet takes place at Utah’s Hogle Zoo for an Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HOGLE ZOO SADDENED BY LOSS OF YOUNG GIRAFFE

Hogle Zoo staff is saddened to report that their eight-month-old giraffe calf has passed away due to failure to thrive.

HOGLE ZOO ZEBRA TESTS ARE INCONCLUSIVE

After several weeks of extensive investigations into the baffling January deaths of Hogle Zoo’s two Grevy’s zebras, Zoo officials working along with independent testing labs have determined test results are inconclusive.

REGULAR PUBLIC BOARD MEETING AT HOGLE ZOO

Utah’s Hogle Zoo will hold their regular board meeting on Monday March 22, at 3:00 pm in the EdZoocation Station.

COME WORK AT THE WILDEST PLACE IN TOWN

Here’s one fair where you won’t get tired, sunburned or sick to your stomach—Hogle Zoo’s Job Fair! The job fair will be held at the EdZoocation Station at Hogle Zoo on Monday February 22 and Tuesday February 23, 2010 from 5 to 8 pm.

HOGLE ZOO MOURNS LOSS, LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO PUZZLING ZEBRA DEATHS

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is saddened to announce the sudden loss of their two male Grevy’s zebras, Taji and Monty. While mourning these unexpected deaths, the Zoo has already launched an extensive investigation into the matter.

HOGLE ZOO KICKS OFF 2010 EVENT SEASON WITH ROARING YEAR OF THE TIGER CELEBRATION

Join Hogle Zoo Saturday January 23, 2010 from 11 am to 1 pm to kick off Year of the Tiger at Asian Highlands.

HOLIDAY CHEER FOR HOGLE'S ONE MILLIONTH VISITOR

In 78-years Hogle Zoo’s attendance has never hit one million visitors until now. On Thursday December 17, 2009 Hogle Zoo made history as their one millionth visitor went through the gate at 6:15 pm during the annual ZooLights! holiday event.

ARE YOU ONE IN A MILLION? IF SO, FABULOUS PRIZES AWAIT YOU!

Hogle Zoo’s come close, but in its 78-year history attendance has never hit one million visitors. For the first time ever, this is the year. Hogle Zoo predicts to hit one million visitors in attendance by the end of 2009, and the lucky guest will win oodles of wild prizes. Get to Hogle Zoo now for a chance to win the big haul!

THANKSGIVING FEAST WITH THE BEAST-- ANIMALS TO "GOBBLE" TREATS!

Visitors can see many Zoo animals from black bears to tigers tearing into tasty meals, showing their pilgrim’s pride. This is baby elephant Zuri’s first Thanksgiving, visit her while she gets heaping helpings of pumpkin squash surprises!

GET YOUR TWINKLE ON-- ZOOLIGHTS OPENING SOON FOR THE HOLIDAYS

With Santa’s magical flip of a switch, Utah’s Hogle Zoo will be transformed into a glowing wonderland from November 28 to December 31 with ZooLights!

HOGLE ZOO SET TO OPEN NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART L.S. SKAGGS ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER

Just one year ago, Hogle Zoo broke ground on a new Animal Health Center, a facility which would revolutionize the treatment and care of Hogle Zoo’s animal collection. Now in less than a week, the L.S. Skaggs Animal Health Center will open and stand as a key part of Hogle Zoo’s Master Plan.

AZA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PRESENT HOGLE ZOO AND TRACY AVIARY WITH ACCREDITATION HONORS

Kris Vehrs, Executive Director of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), will be in Salt Lake recognizing both Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary for the high honors of achieving accreditation.

AZA GRANTS ACCREDITATION TO UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that Utah's Hogle Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission.

Baby Howler Monkey

THEEEY'RE HEERE - PARANORMAL DINNER AND DARK TOURS AT UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO

For the first time ever, Hogle Zoo has teamed up with Wasatch Paranormal Investigators for Paranormal Dinner and Dark Tours this October 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 6 to 9 pm.

Baby Siamese Crocodile

HOGLE ZOO ANNOUNCES NAME FOR NEW BABY ELEPHANT

After weeks of voting on a name for Hogle Zoo's new baby elephant, visitors have picked the clear winner...

Baby Amur Tigers

TINY TIGER TRIO MAKES PUBLIC DEBUT TODAY AT HOGLE ZOO

Utah's Hogle Zoo is thrilled to announce that three critically endangered male Amur tiger cubs have been born in Asian Highlands to parents Basha and Kazek. Since the June 02, 2009 birth, the three tiny cubs have been out of visitors' view while they were getting stronger and bonding with their mother.

IT'S A GIRL! ELEPHANT CALF BORN AT UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO

After a 22-month pregnancy, Hogle Zoo African elephant Christie has finally given birth to a female calf August 10, 2009. This is the first baby born to 23-year-old Christie.

Baby Elephant

PUBLIC BOARD MEETING AT UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO

Utah's Hogle Zoo will hold their regular board meeting on Monday August 24, at 3:00 pm in the EdZoocation Station.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! BABY GIRAFFE DELIVERED AT HOGLE ZOO

It's a little early for packages from Santa, but a baby giraffe was delivered Thursday July 30 at Utah's Hogle Zoo.

Baby Giraffe

GET WILD ABOUT WINE WITH SAMPLINGS AND PAIRINGS NEW THIS SUMMER AT HOGLE ZOO

Join Hogle Zoo for after hours wine tasting events in the wildest setting in town. Hogle Zoo has been working with wine brokers to bring visitors a selection of wines that not only are available in Utah liquor stores, but will also please the palate.

SUMMER'S NOT OVER YET! BRING YOUR STUFFED FRIENDS TO HOGLE ZOO'S TEDDY BEAR PICNIC!

On this day, watch black bears play with enrichment items, get ideas to scrapbook your family's teddy bear picnic memories at our scrapbooking tables, and enjoy a special kid's meal with a bear cup at the Bear Grotto.

ENDANGERED SNOW LEOPARD CUB MAKES DEBUT TODAY AT HOGLE ZOO

Utah's Hogle Zoo is pleased to announce that a rare and endangered snow leopard cub has been born to parents Himesh (male) and Nema (female).

JULY'S FORECAST? SUNNY AND HOT - COOL OFF ON ICE BLOCK DAY AT UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO

Want to chill out? It's time for a very cool tradition-- Ice Block Day, Saturday July 18 from 10 am to 3 pm at Utah's Hogle Zoo, a day where many Hogle Zoo animals get their run of refrigerated refreshments.

PATRIOTIC PENGUINS, PEACOCKS AND PACHYDERMS (AND OTHER ANIMALS, TOO) AT UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO

Hogle Zoo is set to honor members of the United States military this summer with Military Appreciation Days Wednesday July 1 through Friday July 3. Hogle Zoo will also hold Salute our Military Day Friday July 3 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Snow Leopard Cub

PREDATOR AWARENESS DAY AT HOGLE ZOO

Hogle Zoo is teaming up with various local and national wildlife groups and agencies to help the public learn about predators, especially those found in Utah and the surrounding areas.

White-handed Gibbon

White-handed Gibbon

White-handed Gibbon

White-handed Gibbon

White-handed Gibbon

HOLIDAY ZOOLIGHTS ADVERTISING SHINES BRIGHTLY AT UTAH TOURISM AWARDS

Fossa

Fossa

Fossa

Fossa

Fossa

Madagascar Tree Boa

Madagascar Tree Boa

Madagascar Tree Boa

Madagascar Tree Boa

Madagascar Tree Boa

Golden Lion Tamarin Twins

Prairie Dogs Pups

THIS SUMMER, SEE THE LAST THING A LEMUR WANTS TO SEE

They sneered at you in the animated movie, now you can see fossa and other rare island creatures as part of Madagascar! at Hogle Zoo opening Saturday May 16, 2009.

GET YOUR CAN TO HOGLE ZOO'S SPRING BREAK PARTY FOR THE PLANET!

DON'T JUST RECYCLE YOUR CAN, GET OFF IT, "AND PARTY FOR THE PLANET" AT UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO

BELOVED HOGLE ZOO GORILLA DIES AFTER FIGHT WITH AGGRESSIVE CANCER

BELOVED HOGLE ZOO GORILLA HEALTH DECLINES DUE TO FIGHT WITH AGGRESSIVE CANCER

After seeing a significant health decline in Muke in the past few weeks, it is with love and a heavy heart that Hogle Zoo officials must now invite the public who has grown so fond of Muke to visit her now and say their goodbyes.

TEENS HELP SAVE POLAR BEARS THROUGH CONSERVATION CONTEST AND HOGLE ZOO

Two Utah teens are helping save polar bears with local conservation efforts through Utah’s Hogle Zoo by reaching the semi-finals of Polar Bears International’s (PBI) Project Polar Bear competition.

"HEAD" TO UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO FOR SPRINGTIME FAIRY "TAILS"

Once upon a time in a land not so very far away, storytellers tell amazing tales of creatures with tails, animals if you will, to happy Zoo visitors enjoying a nice early spring day. If this sounds like the beginning of a great story, it’s actually the beginning of a great event—the first-ever Fairy “Tails” Storytelling Day at Utah’s Hogle Zoo Saturday March 7, 2009.

REGULAR PUBLIC BOARD MEETING AT HOGLE ZOO

WANNA' WORK AT THE ZOO? VISIT HOGLE ZOO’S JOB FAIR FEBRUARY 17TH AND 18TH

Here's one fair where you won't get tired, sunburned or sick to your stomach - Hogle Zoo's Job Fair!

MAKE WAY FOR THE WILDEST ART SHOW IN TOWN

This is Utah's only growl-lery stroll representing all different media from oils and pastels to photography and 3-D works of art.

HOGLE ZOO AGAIN SMASHES RECORD ATTENDANCE— HIGHEST NUMBER IN 78 YEARS

Hogle Zoo has set record attendance for a third year in a row.

IT'S TIME FOR A WILDLY ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DAY AT UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO

It's that time of year again-¦ love is in the air and it's making you feel positively animal! Why not spend quality Valentine's Day time this February at Utah's Hogle Zoo? There are plenty of fun-loving activities for singles, couples and families alike.

UTAH’S HOGLE ZOO WINS INTERNATIONAL HONORS FOR PRINT AND RADIO ADS

Hogle Zoo wins multiple awards at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions converence.

HOGLE ZOO EMPLOYEES ON THE RISE

Two Hogle Zoo employees receive promotion, honors

Meerkat Babies Born

Media Advisory for Salute Our Military Day

Salute our Military Day is Thursday July 3, 2008. Here's a brief overview and schedule for the media attending that day.

Salute to the Military

UTAH’S HOGLE ZOO TO HONOR U.S. SOLDIERS WITH SUMMER SALUTE TO THE MILITARY

Regular Board Meeting

Regular public Board Meeting at Hogle Zoo

Predator Awareness Day

COUGARS AND WOLVES AND BEARS, OH MY! PREDATOR AWARENESS DAY AT UTAH’S HOGLE ZOO

Elephant Birthday Celebration

A GIANT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S OLDEST ELEPHANTS AT HOGLE ZOO!

Zoo Wins Top Utah Tourism Honors

UTAH'S HOGLE ZOO WINS TOP UTAH TOURISM HONORS FOR 2007 WHITE ALLIGATOR CAMPAIGN

Conservation Carousel Opening Soon

Take a Spin with a classic twist, the new Conservation Carousel at Hogle Zoo

Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake

Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake

Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake

Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake

Mangrove Salt Marsh Snake

Spotted Salamander

Spotted Salamander

Spotted Salamander

Spotted Salamander

Spotted Salamander

Baby Golden Lion Tamarins

Bunch Grass Lizard

Bunch Grass Lizard

Bunch Grass Lizard

Bunch Grass Lizard

Bunch Grass Lizard

ZOO'S ELEPHANT PREGNANT!

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM-HOGLE ZOO CONFIRMS PREGNANCY OF AFRICAN ELEPHANT

Baby Giraffe Born

Penguin Chicks Hatch

Orangutan Baby Born

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