(Salt Lake City, UT) – Throughout history, no childrens’ toy seems as well loved as the teddy bear.
In fact, collectors of these stuffed buddies are known as arctophiles
from the Greek words arcto (bear) and philos (lover). The famous
nursery school song goes, "Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic."
Even Elvis Presley sang, "Oh let me be your teddy bear." So in honor of these
fuzzy friends it’s time for Hogle
Zoo’s second annual Teddy Bear Picnic event Saturday August 8 from 10 am to 3


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. In fact, if you bring your own
favorite teddy to Hogle Zoo for this fun event, you’ll get $2 off a regular
child’s admission ticket.
Give your furry friend a check up with
our animal veterinary staff and learn all about how the Hogle Zoo animal
care staff keeps not only bears, but also other zoo animals healthy. Community friends from Ski Utah, Stampin’ Up and
Roberts Arts and Crafts will also be on hand for beary fun activities for
families and kids.


So take teddy out for a
picnic a Teddy Bear Picnic at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. For every bear that ever
there was, will gather there for certain because today’s the day the teddy
bears have their picnic!
Activities are free with regular-priced Hogle Zoo
admission; $9 for adults, $7 for kids ages 3 to 12, kids 2 and younger are
more information about 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 institutions
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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