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Wildlife Connections

DUE TO COVID-19 SOME OF OUR WILDLIFE CONNECTIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY. PLEASE SEE INFO BELOW.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  Join us for one of our up-close and personal Wildlife Connections and 100% of the money raised will go directly to help save wildlife in their native habitats.

Want to have a one-on-one experience with one of the Zoo’s exciting animals and their keeper, and at the same time help save animals in the wild? Our Wildlife Connections program is the answer. One of our expert Utah’s Hogle Zoo keepers will be your personal guide as they give you an insider’s look at the Zoo and share their passion for the animals in their care. Listen to stories of the animals’ antics and personality quirks that will open your eyes to what it takes to care for this wild menagerie. Please see Rules and Limitations below.

Cost DOES NOT include Zoo admission!

Space is limited so make your reservation today online or by visiting our Member and Guest Services office.


FEED A GIRAFFE!

What’s rough and purple and up to 22” long? A giraffe’s tongue!

Get eye-to-eye and hand-to-tongue with these ‘super models of the Savanna’ during our daily public giraffe feedings from Twiga Terrace. Guests can purchase the opportunity to feed our giraffes  – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat with keepers and our Education Team about these amazing creatures.

 

  • May 1st– 25th  
              • Friday – Sunday; 9:30am -10:45am & 2:00 – 3:30pm or until sold out
  • May 26th– August 31st*
              • Daily feeds; 9:30am -10:45am & 2:00 – 3:30pm or until sold out
  • September 8st– 30th
              • Mon – Thurs: 9:30am -10:45am or until sold out
              • Friday – Sunday 9:30- 10:45am & 2pm – 3:30 or until sold out
  • Special Events Family Nights and Zoo Brews – TBD
  • Purchase tickets at Twiga Terrace for just $5 immediately before a feed until sold out.
  • Members get a $1 discount. Enter your membership bar code upon checkout.
  • No minimum age. Each person gets their own feed for giraffes and may not share with others.
  • Encounter lasts until your your 2-3 pieces of lettuce/feed are gone. You may take as many photos as you like at that time.
  • Located at our covered Twiga Terrace pavilion.
  • Wait time may vary depending on the giraffes and their interest in eating.
  • Masks required

Elephant Feeding

Our elephant feeds are now available! Join us every Fri, Sat and Sun for our brand new elephant feeding experience! Times are listed below. 

  • Fri – Sun 12:30p – 1:15p
  • $15 per person (no member discount)
  • Masks are required

 

    • MEET OUR ANIMALS

    • ZOO MEMBERSHIPS

    • GROUP PARTIES

    • EDUCATION