How Can I Help?


The Zoo has reopened but we still need your help!

Hi friends!
A lot of you have asked for ways you can continue to support your Zoo.
Even though we’re open, we’re still operating under limited capacity – both in number of guests on grounds and revenue-generating opportunities (like the train and carousel). This means, the Zoo is still behind where our revenue needs to be to maintain Zoo operations. This time of year is crucial as this is when we build up our coffers to get us through the winter months when attendance slows.
If you are able to do so, please consider a donation to help us while we are ramping back up to full activity.
Stay safe – we can’t wait to see you again!
Thank you!

The Zoo has several other ways that you can give: Click here to see how! WAYS TO GIVE>>

Jabali Wish List

It’s a girl! Now you can help us get ready to welcome the little bundle of joy by donating items we need to make the new baby’s environment safe and fun! Click below to help us throw Jabali a baby shower her list of requested items!

Our Mission: Utah’s Hogle Zoo creates champions for wildlife

Outstanding Animal Care

AfricanSavannaGiftAt Utah’s Hogle Zoo our animals are provided with opportunities to learn, interact and exhibit natural behaviors. We continually seek ways to improve and challenge the lives of all the animals in our care. We are dedicated to achieving this through active and progressive enrichment and operant conditional programs. Our keepers provide enrichment from five different categories to stimulate all the animals’ senses and encourage a wide range of natural behaviors:

  • Sensory: Stimulates all of the animals senses – visual, small, hearing, taste and touch;
  • Foods/Feeding: Encourages animals to think and work for their food, as they would in the wild;
  • Manipulative/Toys: Items that can be manipulated in some way via hands, mouth, legs, horns or head simply for investigation and exploratory play;
  • Environment: Keepers enhance the animal’s Zoo habitat with opportunities that change or add complexity to their environment
  • Behavioral/Social: Interaction in the form of training and structured play builds trust and rapport between keeper and animal.

Education Programs

WalknTalkLearning at the zoo is always fun! The Education Department at Utah’s Hogle Zoo provides personal connections with the natural world by offering entertaining and education opportunities for toddlers through adults. Our goal is to increase understanding of, and responsibility for, local and global animal species and ecosystems – strengthening the bond between people and the planet we live on. From camps and classes for kids, to book clubs and events for adults, we offer education experiences for everyone.


Conservation Initiatives

OrangutansUtah’s Hogle Zoo is committed to conserving wildlife and endangered species. The Zoo’s major conservations programs address conservation of endangered species in the wild, endangered species breeding in captivity, conservation education and monitoring high-risk species, habitat preservation.