Hogle Zoo

Hogle-ZooHogle Zoo – is a 42-acre zoo located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It houses animals from diverse ecosystems. It is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Hogle (pronounced “ho-gul”) is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).

This 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). In 1916, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a travelling circus. Princess Alice had the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits included deer, monkeys, three elephants (including one baby), various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world. The zoo officially became Utah’s 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.