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Premium Auction Items

Item #11 Gorilla Baby Naming

The moment you’ve been waiting for…a Hogle Zoo first-time-ever opportunity to name our sweet baby girl gorilla born on July 6, 2020 to Jabali and Husani!  This is the first successful gorilla birth in the Zoo’s history.

After you’ve named the baby, you and five friends will have the opportunity to come back and see the gorilla family up-close with a private keeper talk and special training session for the gorillas.  Toss food to the gorillas and orangutans in their outdoor exhibit, and then enjoy dinner at Meerkat Manor, prepared by our in-house chefs.

*Final name is subject to Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s approval and must be decided by September 24, 2020
*Will not have direct contact with the animals
*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Since animals are high-risk for Covid, dates and parts of experience are subject to change
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701


Item #12 On the Cat Walk

Catch up on the exotic animals of Asian Highlands with a private experience for up to eight people!  Watch a private tiger demonstration and take a rare, behind-the-scenes tour in the Asian Highlands building.  Spot the leopard as the keepers interpret leopard behavior during enrichment interactions plus feed the Siberian Lynx and Red Pandas.  Complete your amazing night with a catered dinner overlooking the Red Pandas.

*Must be at least 13 years of age with a guardian present
*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Since animals are high-risk for Covid, dates and parts of experience are subject to change
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701


Item #13 Stylin’ with the Elephants

Be the fashion envy of all your friends with your very own, one-of-a-kind “Adida-phants!”  The elephants will paint a brand new pair of Adidas shoes for each of you!  This special experience is for two to four people and includes a private tour of the elephant barn, meet-and-greet with our keepers, as well as the chance to feed our elephants and rhinos.  Following this amazing experience, enjoy a nice dinner in the elephant lodge.

*Must be at least 8 years of age with a guardian present
*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701


Item #14 Presidential Tour with Steve Burns

See the Zoo through the eyes of Hogle Zoo President, Steve Burns, with a private tour for up to four people.  Along the way, stop to feed our warthogs and watch them paint on t-shirts for you and your guests.  Then drop some bugs to our meerkats at Meerkat Manor where a private dinner will be waiting.  The dinner will include a Zoom phone call with the star of the hit television show, “The Zoo,” Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo.

*No strollers, tots need to be in arms during animal experiences
*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701


Item #15 Slumber Snore and Roar

Pack your animal print PJ’s and sleeping bags, it’s a sleepover in Rocky Shores 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 the Small Animal Building to see some of our nocturnal animals during their most lively time.  Wake with the animals and help our Rocky Shores’ keepers prepare enrichment for our polar bears, then watch your enrichment get tossed to the bears!  See our amazing sea lion, Diego, as he paints an original painting for you to take home.

*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701


Item #16 Be a Keeper and Vet for a Day

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a zookeeper or veterinarian at Hogle Zoo?  Get your poop-scooping muscles in shape during this fun experience for two people.  Work alongside our keepers for a half-day making diets, enrichment, training and cleaning. Then meet our giraffes, zebra, ostrich, guinea fowl and warthogs in African Savanna. Take home your own giraffe hoof print as a token of your day as a keeper and enjoy a lunch after a hard day of work.  Spend the rest of your day behind the scenes with our Veterinary Care Team and learn what it takes on a daily basis to make sure the animals stay healthy.  Take a tour of the Zoo’s L.S. Skaggs Animal Health Center where you might observe procedures like an x-ray or nail trim for a tortoise, or a physical exam on a snake. Then move onto Zoo grounds for some house calls.

*Must be at least 16 years of age with a guardian present
*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Since animals are high-risk for Covid, dates and parts of experience are subject to change
*May be booked in two separate sessions
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701


Item #17 Slithering through the Small Animal Building (SAB)

It’s a party in the SAB for up to six people! Meet a variety of our small animals that slither, crawl or fly.  Crikey, you will get to help feed a crocodile and our giant Aldabra tortoises.  Then march through the SAB halls with an adorable porcupine parade. Make a stop in the rainforest and feed the exotic birds.  Watch a snake slither on a canvas for you and give treats to our sweet red pandas and opossums.  Finish up your experience with a delicious meal of your own overlooking the red pandas.

*Must be at least 7 years of age with a guardian present
*Only 2 people are able to feed the crocodiles and they must be at least 18 years of age
*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701


Item #18 Date Night with Diego

Have a date night for two with our vivacious and fun-loving sea lion, Diego!  Watch a training session up close on the island, and seal the deal with a commemorative photo.  Meander over to the grizzly bears for a behind-the-scenes training with the keepers, plus feed them a little treat. You may also get to watch the Rocky Shores keepers train the polar bears! Finish off the night with a romantic dinner and drinks overlooking our beautiful Rocky Shores.

*Must be at least 16 years of age with a guardian present
*Must be at least 21years of age to drink alcoholic beverages
*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701


Item #19 Pizza with Pride

Bring your pride of 20 and party with ours! Take a journey through a variety of experiences with our African Savanna animals!  Start your safari aboard our Zoofari Express train.  Then visit our tallest Zoo animals, the giraffes, from our VIP feeding deck.  Feed these beauties and watch their 18” tongues wrap around lettuce leaves.  Your evening ends with a pizza party in front of our lion pride as the sun sets on Lion’s Hill.  While you enjoy your meal, help our keepers with special enrichment for our majestic lions.

*Must be redeemed May-September 2021
*Since animals are high-risk for Covid, dates and parts of experience are subject to change
*Must be booked 2 weeks in advance with Taylor Brantley at tbrantley@hoglezoo.org or 801-584-1701

Silent Auction Items

Item 72: Painting of UHZ During the Pandemic by Zoo President, Steve Burns

Item #101 Ultimate Theater Experience

Item #32 Grizzly Bears Painting and Paw

Items #202 & #203 Utah Grizzlies Season Tickets and Suite Night

Item #63 Pangolin Painting

Item #102 Concert at Maverik Center

Item #105 Margarita Party Basket

Item #37 Orangutan Acara Painting

Item #29 Yard Party with Elephant Painted Cornhole

Item #406 High West Basket

Item #71 Hogle Zoo Membership Basket

 

 Item #93 Handmade Animal Quilt by Zoo Volunteer Jody Ray

Item #301 Zion Getaway & Park Pass

Item #23 Live Elephant Painting

 

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