Our Small Animal Building (SAB) houses numerous species of small birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and arachnids.
The SAB has a little something for everyone. This building is a must-see for reptile lovers as it is home to more than 30 species of snakes and lizards. During the summer months, Aldabra Tortoises and Siamese Crocodiles can be found basking in the sun in the outdoor yard to the east of the building, and the red foxes just outside to the west of the building. For bird lovers, the SAB is home to many tropical bird species that are located in the free-flight rainforest atrium in the center of the SAB.
Frogs and toads are just the beginning. Learn about Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s conservation efforts of local Boreal Toad populations here!
These not-so-scary, 8-legged friends are sure to spark your interest. Learn about how tarantulas and scorpions benefit eco-systems and are vital to the animal kingdom.
Our feathered friends that call the Small Animal Building home include parakeets, finches, ibis, hornbills, woodpeckers, cardinals, and burrowing owls.
Those smaller mammals like the hyrax, sloth, small cats, porcupines, and even bats can be found here.
There’s a wide variety of reptiles housed here. From turtles, tortoises, lizards, and snakes of every size. Don’t miss the biggest reptiles, our Siamese Crocodiles!
The Tropics Zone is the first of three biomes featured in the Small Animal Building. This area contains animals found around the equator and tropical rainforests. Guests will find several mammals and reptiles like the snakes, titi monkeys, and amphibians commonly found in tropical areas around the globe.
The Desert Zone features animals that are commonly found here in Utah. Guests will discover the Great Basin Rattlesnake, Sand cats, marmots, Boreal toads, Gila monster, and burrowing owls in this zone of the Small Animal Building.
The Temperate Zone contains animals found all over the world across various continents that exhibit the four seasons. Animals that can be found here include the Hyrax, bats, crocodiles, iguanas, and black-footed cats.