Changes at the Zoo

Our Rocky Shores exhibit opened in 2012 and our African Savanna exhibit opened in 2014!

Our Kid’s Splash Zone is also Now Open!

splashpadCheck out Rocky Shores and our new, fun splash park! Kids are able to run underneath small shooting streams of water, climb up a lighthouse and soar down the big slide and pose for pictures in ‘shipwreck.’ Parents – Not to worry… it’s not designed for kids to get soaking wet, just enough to keep cool on a hot summer day. Oh! And there are plenty of shady benches for you to enjoy your ice cream.



LionViewingIn the Fall of 2012 we broke ground on African Savanna – a mixed species exhibit featuring the return of the African lion, the king of beasts. It will also provides better homes for our giraffes which will walk freely alongside zebras, ostriches and other small African hoof-stock.

With the opening of African Savanna, a state-of-the-art exhibit on the east end of Hogle Zoo, guests now have fantastic nose-to-nose viewing with a pride of lions. It also will have a wonderful giraffe-feeding station, sure to bring them in to new light.