As a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, donations to the zoo provide invaluable support towards fulfilling our mission of creating champions for wildlife. With these funds, we can create a world that is safe for wildlife and filled with enriching educational experiences for all ages. Utah’s Hogle Zoo upholds the highest animal care standards in the world as an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) — a distinction given to only 10% of animal institutions.
Zuri is a female African elephant who was born August 10, 2009, at the Hogle Zoo. Her mother is Christie (born in 1986), and her father is Jackson (from the Pittsburgh Zoo). Zuri enjoys grasses, roots, leaves, tree bark, and branches, and she drinks 30–50 gallons of water daily!