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Utah's Hogle Zoo
Hogle zoo entrance.JPG
Date opened August 1, 1931 [1 ]
Location Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Land area 42 acres (0.17 km2) [2]
Coordinates 40°44′59″N 111°48′50″W / 40.7498°N 111.814°W / 40.7498; -111.814Coordinates: 40°44′59″N 111°48′50″W / 40.7498°N 111.814°W / 40.7498; -111.814
Number of animals 1,100 [2]
Number of species 250 [2]
Memberships AZA
Website http://www.hoglezoo.org/your_zoo_visit/

Utah's Hogle Zoo is a zoo located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the state's largest zoo, housing animals from diverse ecosystems. It is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon.

History

The zoo was founded and is operated by the Hogle family. Its original location was in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park (bordered by 500 and 700 East, and 900 and 1300 South streets). Exhibits included deer, monkeys, three elephants, and various North American birds and mammals. It officially became Hogle Zoo when it opened at the Emigration Canyon site, August 1, 1931, on a piece of land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle.

It is now owned by the city of Salt Lake City, and is supported through tax dollars and private donations raised by The Utah Zoological Association. In 2006, the zoo celebrated its 75th anniversary with free admission to persons born in 1931.

References

  1. ^ http://www.hoglezoo.org/about/zoo_history/ retrieved October 22, 2006
  2. ^ a b c http://www.hoglezoo.org/your_zoo_visit/ retrieved October 22, 2006

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