Utah's Hogle Zoo is a 42-acre (17 ha) 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.Utah's Hogle Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
Elephant Encounter : Opened in 2005, this exhibit houses white rhinoceros and African elephants in four exhibit areas as well as a 110,000-gallon pool. Visitors can view the animals from several vantage points, including an artificial kopje. A nearby thatch-roof building, the Convergys African Lodge, displays interpretive items such as elephant bones and a rhinoceros hide to educate visitors about pachyderm conservation.
Asian Highlands : Opened in June 2006, this exhibit is home to Amur tigers, Amur leopards, Pallas' cats, Siberian lynx, and snow leopards.
Rocky Shores : Opened in 2012, this exhibit features a variety of animals including harbor seals, sea lions, polar bears, and grizzly bears.
Conservation efforts at the zoo include a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle program, water conservation, and earth-friendly biodegradable products. The zoo's efforts were recognized in 2005 by the Recycling Coalition of Utah and received the Thomas A. Martin Utah Recycler of the Year award for a non-profit business.Following a June 2010 oil spill from an underground Chevron pipeline in Red Butte Creek, 150 to 200 birds, many of them Canadian geese, came in contact with the oil and were taken to Hogle Zoo to be cleaned.