NileGuide Expert Says:
Hogle zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums meaning the zoo is recognized as one of the best in the world.
2600 East Sunnyside Avenue 840 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
tel: +1 801 582 1631
Every major city has a zoo, and this is Salt Lake City's. Situated on the northeastern end of town, at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, this houses a huge spectrum of animals, fish, insects, and arachnids. Here you'll find everything from camels to elephants, snakes to bears. Open all year, this is best visited during the warmer months when it's pleasant enough for all of the animals to be outside! No charge for children two and under.
Open since 1931 and operating in the same location, this zoo has served as a community education center, supporting school outings, and offering education programs and zoo classes. This isn't just restricted to toddlers; different classes are designed to inform those from a young age through adulthood. Check online for the program listing.
Just across from the Hogle Zoo (to the north) is one of the many trail heads for the Bonneville Shoreline system