Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to create champions for wildlife. When conservation is put at the forefront of all our actions, not only do the animals benefit, but so does the entire planet. Utah’s Hogle Zoo has been a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1974. Fewer than 10 percent of zoos across the nation are AZA accredited. As an AZA member, we are expected to meet the highest standards in animal care and welfare. Support through memberships, visits, and donations not only helps us remain operational, it also allows us to contribute to many conservational, educational, and community-based programs that are focused on sustaining wildlife. Consider making a charitable donation today. Tax ID: 87-02-17-405.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo was established in 1931 (nearly 100 years ago). The zoo is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon and stretches over 42 acres of natural hillside terrain. Here, visitors can meander along tree-lined pathways and view over 800 animals. To this day, the zoo is one of the most-visited attractions in Utah and the top paid-for tourist attraction in Salt Lake City.
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Utah’s Hogle Zoo strives to provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for our visitors. Below are some of our must-see attractions!
Don’t miss the Asian Highlands, an amazing re-creation of a Himalayan village that houses five endangered species of Asian cat (including the largest big cat, the Amur tiger).
Wander down to the Elephant Encounter exhibit, an area that features African elephants and white rhinos.
Check out the Conservation Carousel where you can ride unique, hand-carved models of endangered and threatened species.
Come to Rocky Shores to see polar bears, sea lions, grizzly bears, harbor seals, and river otters in action. Watch from above and below as they swim and play in 400,000 gallons of recycled water!
During the summer months, cool off at our Lighthouse Point Splash Zone. Explore the tide pools, discover a shipwreck, or slide down the lighthouse slide! If you aren’t interested in getting wet, you can still enjoy the fun from one of our shaded seating areas.
Thank you for making Utah’s Hogle Zoo a Utah tradition!
There are more than 2,000 USDA licensed wildlife exhibitors in the US, but fewer than 10 percent of them have been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Hogle Zoo is among that 10 percent, which means that we’re recognized as one of the best zoos in the world. Utah’s Hogle Zoo is also a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). The mission of the zoo’s Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program is to enhance Salt Lake County resident and visitor experiences through art, cultural, and recreational offerings. The ZAP Program provides funding for up to three zoological organizations, one of which is Utah’s Hogle Zoo.