Every day, a dedicated team of zoo experts, including veterinarians, educators, keepers, scientists, technicians, and various other specialists, work together to ensure the animals at Utah’s Hogle Zoo experience positive wellbeing.
Animal wellbeing refers to a state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy. Facilities that are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) promote animal wellbeing by providing animals with lifelong opportunities to thrive.
Saving animals in the wild starts with the wellbeing of the animals under our care, and we believe that encouraging animals to thrive will best enable connections and inspire action. By enhancing lives (animals, staff, and guests) we are creating champions for wildlife.
“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”
Utah’s Hogle Zoo staff collaborate to support wellbeing:
Administrative Leadership promotes a culture of animal wellbeing advocacy among the whole organization.
Finance allocates the funding necessary to support wellbeing opportunities.
Advancement promotes and encourages guests to respect and protect animal wellbeing through fundraising, zoo events, graphics, marketing, and communications.
Conservation works to preserve wildlife and wild places by considering the wellbeing of animals, whether born at the zoo or in the wild.
Education teaches guests through interpretive materials and programming designed to promote positive perception and respect for animals.
Human Resources cares for zoo employees so that their quality of work can support the animals’ quality of life.
Guest Services cares for guests, ensures their safety during their visit, and aims to inspire action within our community.
Facilities, includingGrounds, Housekeeping, and Maintenance, provide the highest quality facilities, guest areas, and animal habitats.
Animal Care and Health provides excellent care and creates lifestyles where the animals thrive by prioritizing wellbeing in everything they do, from cleaning, feeding, enriching, training, and veterinary care.