(Salt Lake City, UT) – Check out some recent media: Girl recovering after being bitten by snake,
Hiker rescued after running into mountain lion, Urban coyote attacks on the
and see that our
homes are near predators’ homes and people need to learn co-exist with them! Join Utah‘s
Hogle Zoo for Predator Awareness Day Saturday June 20, 2009 from 10 am to 3 pm.


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.
Groups like USU Coyote Research, HawkWatch International
and No More Homeless Pets (and others) will be on grounds answering
questions and educating people about co-existing with predators that could be
in their own backyards.


This day will also
showcase fun activities for kids to learn all about the predators we find in
the wilderness close to our homes. Additionally, Hogle Zoo staff will be on
hand to answer questions about animals and present Meet-a-Keeper feeding
demonstrations with many of the predatory animals found on Zoo grounds. There will also be opportunities to learn
tips on how to avoid conflict while living in an area near predators.
more information about Predator Awareness Day at Utah’s Hogle Zoo, contact Community Relations
Coordinator Holly Braithwaite at (801) 584-1729 or email at


About the Association
of Zoos & Aquariums:

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is one of only 218 zoos accredited by
the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). 
Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your
assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent
care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all
living things.  AZA is a leader in global
wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native
habitats. For more information visit


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