Your Zoo Visit
Utah's Hogle Zoo is a Utah treasure. Located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931, the Zoo is one of the top visited attractions in the state of Utah and the number one paid tourist attraction in Salt Lake City. Spread out over 42 acres, its natural hillside terrain and meandering tree-covered pathways enhance the visitor experience as you discover the wonders of the natural world.
New - Up-close Animal Encounters will give our visitors one-of-a-kind animals experiences where participants will have the opportunity to interact with and feed some of our most popular animals. Sign up today as space is limited and will fill up fast.
Hogle Zoo has something for everyone! With hundreds of animals from hundreds of species to visit, the splendor of the animal kingdom is yours to behold. Be sure to visit Rocky Shores, featuring polar bear, sea lions, seals, grizzly bears, river otters and bald eagles, Asian Highlands, a re-creation of a Himalayan village featuring five endangered Asian cat species, and Elephant Encounter — where the Serengeti meets Salt Lake City — and spotlights African elephants and white rhinoceros.
As part of a redesigned central plaza, the new Conservation Carousel takes kids of all ages for a whimsical spin on some of world’s most endangered or threatened animals. Each is a unique work of art, hand carved and painted by skilled craftsmen. A portion of all ride revenue is directed to Hogle Zoo conservation causes.
Hogle Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For perspective, of the more than 2,000 USDA-licensed wildlife exhibitors in the country, fewer than 10% have achieved accreditation. By being AZA accredited, Hogle Zoo is recognized as one of the top zoos in the world.
Begin your Zoo visit by exploring our site! Learn about What to See and Do, and What's New! Check out our Events Calendar for cool events your whole family can enjoy, including ZooLights! in December! Need a place to hold your company party? Think Hogle Zoo!
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On Zoo Grounds and Commercial Photography
Utah's Hogle Zoo reserves the right to photograph, videotape, or film our visitors, on Zoo grounds, for self-promotional purposes.
The commercial use of photographs, video, and film taken during your visit is strictly prohibited without the written consent of Utah's Hogle Zoo.