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Silent and Live Auctions

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LIVE Auction Animal Encounters

ITEM 10: Private Zoo Photography Safari

Explore the zoo in the early morning hours when the animals are the most active. You will have an up-close and personal experience with our Creative Works Coordinator and Hogle Zoo photographer. Take your own photographs of the animals with no other guests but you in this exclusive, private tour! Enjoy a brunch in front of the red panda viewing area after your photography safari.

  • Our photographer will take photos of you with elephants, giraffes, a giant tortoise, and even a porcupine in a fantastic background photobomb.
  • Choose your favorite personal photos from your adventure and we will make a keepsake photobook to commemorate your day.
  • We will use 3 of your best photos on Hogle Zoo’s social media pages and give you the photo credit

This experience is for up to 6 people. Must be at least 6 years of age with an adult present. Can be redeemed any time of year. Expires September 10, 2022. Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Whitney Brown at 801-584-1716 or wbrown@hoglezoo.org
*Encounter may change based on animal changes or health


ITEM 11: Painting with the Zoo’s Picassos

Are you a huge fan of animal art? Do you want to help the animals paint your own unique art to display at your home? Choose your own colors and enjoy a day painting with the Zoo’s Picassos. Included in this experience is:

  • Warthog posterior print
  • Rhino posterior print
  • Elephant kiss print
  • Giraffe painting
  • Slithering snake body art
  • 3-banded armadillo painting
  • African crested porcupine painting
  • Aldabra tortoise skin texture print

This experience is for up to 4 people. Must be at least 6 years of age. Must be redeemed between May-September. Expires September 10, 2022. Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Chris Barragan at 801-584-1708 or cbarragan@hoglezoo.org
*Encounter may change based on animal changes or health


ITEM 12: Choose-Your-Own Animal Adventure

You’ll have the opportunity to create your own story with this amazing animal experience! You will get to choose from a list of fun options! Which animal will you feed? Which animal will you paint with? Which animal will you enrich? Which animal will you watch train? Which animal will you choose to dine in front of? Choose your favorites and we will do the rest!

  • Who will you feed?
    • The lions?
    • The grizzly bears?
    • Or the crocodiles?
  • Who will you watch train?
    • The North American porcupine?
    • The titi monkeys?
    • Or the colobus monkeys?
  • Who will you watch paint a fabulous canvas?
    • The elephants?
    • The sea lions?
    • Or the zebras?
  • Who will you help enrich?
    • The elephants?
    • The sea lions?
    • Or the lions- pull out your own animal carcass- (Limit 2 guests only)
  • Who will you dine in front of?
    • The lions?
    • The polar bear?
    • Or the leopards?

This experience is for up to 6 people. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be redeemed between May-September. Expires September 10, 2022. Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Chris Barragan at 801-584-1708 or cbarragan@hoglezoo.org
*Encounter may change based on animal changes or health


ITEM 13: Double Date With Our Doubles

Are you seeing double? This double date will be double the trouble, double the fun, while feeding all of our double animals!

  • Lynx brothers Leo and Cole behind-the-scenes feeding
  • African crested porcupine parade and feeding of Jack and Blanche
  • Hog out with warthogs Swifty and Heathcliff
  • Feel the tickling from the trunks of elephants Christie and Zuri as you feed them some yummy snacks
  • Touch the rough skin of giant pachyderm pair, rhinos Princess and George
  • Throw food to the Siamese crocodiles Bill and Hillary and watch their ferocious chomps
  • Toss enrichment to sea lions Maverik and Diego from the upper deck patio of Rocky Shores
  • Markhor brothers food toss to Dash and Farrah
  • Double date dinner in Tidewater Cove

This experience is for up to 4 people. Feeding the elephants will be a protected behind-the-scenes feeding at the back wall. Feeding the markhor will be protected contact through the mesh. Must be at least 18 years of age. Can be redeemed May-September. Expires September 10, 2022. Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Chris Barragan at 801-584-1708 or cbarragan@hoglezoo.org
*Encounter may change based on animal changes or health


ITEM 14: Progressive Zoo Dinner Safari

Travel around the Hogle Zoo world with up to 20 people! Enjoy cuisine and libations while wandering through the zoo and encountering the different animals from each region.

  • Start with African appetizers at Twiga Terrace
    • Meet the warthogs (Limit 5 guests at a time)
    • Toss bugs to the meerkats
  • Get refreshed with a Bolivian cocktail in the Small Animal Building
    • Titi monkey keeper talk and enrichment
  • Be an All-American while snacking on sliders at the eagle exhibit
    • Bald eagle keeper talk
  • Go down under on the Creekside Boardwalk and enjoy a Bushranger Australian cocktail
    • Kookaburra meet-and-greet and keeper talk
  • Savor a delectable Chinese dinner in front of our beautiful leopards
    • Snow leopard enrichment and keeper talk
  • Finish up your sweet world tour in Rocky Shores with an ice cream sundae dessert bar
    • Polar bear enrichment toss by the keepers and keeper chat
    • Honey on the windows for the grizzly bears

This experience is for up to 20 people. Must be at least 21+ years of age. Can be redeemed May-September. Expires September 10, 2022. Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Chris. Barragan at 801-584-1708 or cbarragan@hoglezoo.org
*Encounter may change based on animal changes or health


ITEM 15: Feed the Beasts

Meet the King of the Jungle and more of our fabulous beasts here at Utah’s Hogle Zoo! Prepare to feed the beasts during this exciting, private experience for up to 6 guests. Following the feed, enjoy a fabulous meal in front of the lions. These are the magnificent animals you will get to feed:

  • Lions- Choose either a carcass feeding (Limit 2 guests only) or meatball feeding for all 6 people
  • Crocodiles
  • Grizzly bears
  • Rhinos
  • Lynx
  • Elephants
  • Sea lions (Limit 2 guests at a time)

This experience is for up to 6 people. Must be at least 18 years of age. Can be redeemed May-September. Expires September 10, 2022. Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Chris. Barragan at 801-584-1708 or cbarragan@hoglezoo.org
*Encounter may change based on animal changes or health


ITEM 16: Night Owl Adventure

Pack your animal print PJ’s and sleeping bags, it’s a sleepover in Tidewater Cove for up to 12 guests! Hear the sounds of the lions caroling at dusk and dawn as our education specialist guides you through an after-hours tour, complete with fun animal facts, games, a pizza party, s’mores, breakfast and more!

  • Take a night stroll through Asian Highlands to hear the sounds of the big cats while learning fun facts about these magnificent nocturnal animals.
  • Meet Apollo the screech owl during his favorite hours.
  • Wake with the animals and help our elephant keepers prepare enrichment for the elephants, then watch as Christie and Zuri demolish it!
  • Watch our keepers as they paint the skin of a rhino in a custom painting for you.

This experience is for up to 12 people. Must be at least 7 years of age. Can be redeemed May-September. Expires September 10, 2022. Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Chris. Barragan at 801-584-1708 or cbarragan@hoglezoo.org
*Encounter may change based on animal changes or health

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