Want to have a one-on-one experience with one of the Zoo’s exciting animals and their keeper, and at the same time help save animals in the wild? Our Wildlife Connections program is the answer. One of our expert Utah’s Hogle Zoo keepers will be your personal guide as they give you an insider’s look at the Zoo and share their passion for the animals in their care. Listen to stories of the animals’ antics and personality quirks that will open your eyes to what it takes to care for this wild menagerie. Please see Rules and Limitations below.
Cost DOES NOT include Zoo admission!
We have new Wildlife Connections!
Space is limited so make your reservation today online or by visiting our Member and Guest Services office.
Purchase a Rhino Feeding >>
Come meet our white rhinos for an up-close and personal encounter. This is for up to six people and includes feeding a snack to the second largest land mammal on earth! You will learn about rhinos and the conservation efforts being made by Hogle Zoo to help save this amazing species in the wild.
$180.00 for a Zoo Member*
Purchase an Enriching Great Ape Experience >>
Help the Great Ape keepers deliver daily enrichment to the gorillas or orangutans- you get to choose! Learn about our Great Apes and all the fun and creative activities keepers provide for these intelligent animals to encourage their natural behaviors. Then you can help toss these goodies to the apes in their outdoor habitat and make their day! (Please note that for the animals’ safety, guests will be asked to wear gloves and masks when in contact with their food.)
$108.00 for a Zoo Member
Purchase a Giraffe VIP experience >>
Come have a private meet and greet with a giraffe on the exclusive VIP Observation Tower. This is for up to five people and includes feeding a snack to the“supermodels of the savanna”! You will learn about fun giraffe facts, animal training and the conservation efforts being made by Hogle Zoo to help save this amazing species in the wild.
$162.00 for a Zoo Member
Purchase an Orangutan Training Experience >>
Meet the orangutans and learn more about them firsthand from the keepers that care for these intelligent and charismatic animals. You’ll have the opportunity to observe an exclusive morning training session before the Zoo even opens that few get to experience and learn more about what you can do to help save orangutans in the wild! Please note for the safety of our animals, guests will not have direct contact with the orangutans but rather get a closer 1 on 1 look with exclusive interactions.
$144.00 for a Zoo Member
Purchase a Tortoise Feeding >>
Meet our ancient giants of Aldabra as well as their cousins, the Radiated Tortoise from Madagascar! See, feed, and touch one of the world’s largest living tortoise species in one of the few Wildlife Connections that allow guests to actually enter the animals’ zoo habitat. You’ll be able to visit with our resident tortoises and feed them a meal of fresh fruit and veggies. Keepers will talk about each tortoise, what Hogle Zoo is doing to save tortoises in the wild and how you can help!
$135.00 for a Zoo Member
Purchase an Animal Engagement Opportunity >> Coming Soon
This is the most important moment in your life. You love them. You want to spend the rest of your life with them. You have the ring in hand, but now…. how to ask? You want it to be special and perfect! Are they an animal lover? How about a totally zoo-nique engagement idea?!
$270.00 (or $360 with wine glasses) for a Zoo Member
Purchase a Rainforest Feeding >>
A bird lovers dream come true! Go behind the scenes with the Zoo Keepers of our Small Animal Building as they prepare breakfast for the animals in the Rainforest. Then head out and help place the diets throughout the habitat. Next, you will help the Keepers do their morning animal count and have a chance to see some of the unique wildlife that a lot of people miss when they come through this exhibit.
$72.00 for a Zoo Member
Contact Utah’s Hogle Zoo for specific questions regarding rules & limitations.