Creating champions for wildlife by making connections between people and animals to inspire action.
A world where people and wildlife thrive together.
We value our purpose-driven work: We are committed to the Zoo’s mission and to make a positive difference for animals, people, and Utah.
We value wildlife and nature: We believe the wellbeing of wildlife and their environment is the responsibility of all.
We value a future in which wildlife and people live in harmony: We encourage bold thinking and courageous actions to protect wildlife with hope for a better tomorrow.
We value our guests: We appreciate that every guest’s visit and their care for all animals is important to achieving the Zoo’s mission.
We value community: We collaborate with diverse partners and engage our community in our mission and work.
We value Zoo staff and volunteers: We encourage and support Zoo team members and value effective communication, courtesy, professionalism, and respect (CPR).
We value collaborative teamwork as One Zoo: We lend a helping hand to one another as a dedicated team believing our collective actions are for the greater good.
History & Legacy
Utah’s Hogle Zoo stretches over 42 acres of natural hillside terrain generously donated by the Hogle family in 1931 where we have been for over 90 years. Learn more about the history of Utah’s Hogle Zoo by clicking below.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo has been a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1972, and has been accredited since 1979. Fewer than 10 percent of zoos across the nation are AZA accredited. As an AZA member, we meet and exceed the highest standards in animal care, wellbeing, and facilities. For more information, please visit aza.org.
Support your Zoo
Guests can donate to support Utah’s Hogle Zoo through zoo visits, memberships, wildlife connections, volunteering, monetary contributions, and more. Your support contributes to many local and global conservation projects, and community-based programs focused on sustaining the natural world. For more information on how you can support us, click below.
There are more than 2,000 USDA licensed wildlife exhibitors in the US, but fewer than 10% are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Utah’s Hogle Zoo is among that 10 percent, meaning we’re recognized as one of the best zoos in the world. We are also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). The Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP) Program provides funding for up to three zoological organizations, one of which is Utah’s Hogle Zoo.