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Kali rips it up in no time and her paddock is remodeled with a cement floor to keep dirt and pebbles out of her foot pads. A highlight was the return of Shasta the liger. Renown Utah sculptor Dr. Avard Fairbanks sculpts two mountain lions atop 18-foot granite columns and the Zoo’s old entrance is erected. Male western lowland gorilla arrives from Birmingham Zoo in May. Final 2013 attendance: 1,051,413 – the fourth largest in the Zoo’s history. 1:40. The day is highlighted with performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and arts from various ZAP recipients. The fireworks, set off directly across from the Zoo, caused concern for the Zoo’s animals. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story. This spring, Moe the Hippo will travel in a crate from Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo to his new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Labels: Hippo, Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hogle Zoo wins third consecutive “Best of Show” marketing award for the Madagascar media kit at the Utah Tourism Awards in May. New bridge moved to permanent site over Emigration Creek on Friday, March 11. The Zoo draws over one million guests for the first time ever in 2009. The new “Wildlife Theatre,” a 450-seat outdoor theater, opens in June. Visitors are admitted without charge. Daphne, the oldest giraffe in North America, passed away in May of health issues incident to age. The Zoo kicks off its’ 60th anniversary celebration, July 31, on Zoo grounds with the unveiling and dedication of the Hogle Monument, a bronze elephant bust sculpted by Salt Lake artist John Mortensen. The “Ghost of the Bayou”- the popular white alligator exhibit in tropical garden – is extended through the fall. Hogle Zoo's new Rocky Shores Exhibit - Duration: 1:44. Philadelphia Zoo Hippos Going into Water - Duration: 3:03. Construction gets underway for the new Creekside project, replacing the deteriorating primate building. Remodeling begins on the small feline exhibits in the Feline Building. Hogle Zoo partnered with This Is The Place to add additional parking capacity for both parks. Admission prices are changed to Adults (13 – 64) $6.00, Children (3 – 12) and seniors $4.00, and children 2 and younger are Free. The ribbon was dropped by a blue Macaw from the World of Flight Bird Show. The Zoo replaces an old 45 – passenger train with a replica of the “C.P. At the San Diego Zoo, the hippos are fed herbivore pellets, alfalfa and Bermuda hay, lettuce and mixed vegetables, and on special occasions, melons. During Great Depression, the Zoological Society sold flowers to raise money to feed the animal collection. This spring, Moe the Hippo will travel in a crate from Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo to his new home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The recent instability with the economy – including a reduced state government appropriation and reduced ZAP Tax income, has forced Hogle Zoo to make cuts in the operating budget. The Zoo receives the 2005 Thomas A. Martin Utah Recycler of the Year Award from the Recycling Coalition of Utah. The Zoo’s inventory includes: The Zoo opens the “Happy Family Building”, which houses mostly birds. The Utah State Legislature recognizes the Zoo as a state revenue-enhancing attraction and commits an annual grant to the Zoo’s operating expenses. In March, the Board of Directors approved an increase in admission prices and membership prices. Final 2014 attendance just misses a new record with 1,219,309 – the second largest in the Zoo’s history. This is accomplished through imaginative exhibits and programs, professional animal care and a commitment to excellence. Monthly activities and discounts were held. Spending time bonding with parents in Primate building. welcomes 35,068 guests. go to hoglezoo… In January, a giraffe is born to Pogo and Riley and named Willow. … Hogle Zoo hosted the 2013 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) annual conference, September 27 – October 4. Here in the Hogle Zoo, the visitors could view a wide range of animals. Rocky Shores opens to rave reviews on June 1. The main concession stand is remodeled to be more time and cost efficient. The cubs were named Koluk and Kiska. Zoo enjoyed 65,000 additional guests over the same period in 2010 during the 3 ½ month Zoorassic Park event. Area newspapers herald the “blessed event.”. Visitors were very excited about the birth of the cubs. Two koalas are on loan from San Diego Zoo through the summer. Bear Grotto was constructed in the late 1950s in the western area of the zoo. In early August, HyDari, the oldest African elephant in North America, succumbs to the effects of old age at the age of 55. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A beloved Hogle Zoo hippo will soon have a new home -- but he doesn't know it yet. See our Zoo Classes page link below for more info on a classes for every age and learning style. The Zoo’s carnivores are fed horse meat. It was captured shortly thereafter with no incidents. First time in history that one organization wins back-to-back “Best of Show” awards. Introduced to male gorillas in the fall. The Zoo constructs a cougar exhibit, grotto for the Zoo’s bears, an island for macaws, a children’s petting area and penguin display. He died Wednesday, November 26, 2003. The exhibit, featuring three female African elephants and two white rhinoceros, provides a stimulating, updated environment for the animals by enhancing and increasing the habitats, activities and surrounding areas while providing better viewing areas and educational opportunities for the guests. Outback Adventure returns for a second year. Elephant Encounter, the largest, new animal exhibit in 25 years, opens to rave reviews in June. Hogle Zoo’s most popular animal, Shasta the Liger, dies of old age in 1972. Thirteen-year-old Karen gave birth this morning at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. Phases II and III are completed on the Primate Forest. The public can choose to adopt and support an animal from a pre-selected group. Go sightseeing in Salt Lake City with ease on this 4-hour coach tour. A 60 lb female Amur leopard left her outdoor yard at habitat #3 on June 7 and was found asleep on a ledge 10 feet above the public viewing window. Zoorassic Park 2 opens to rave reviews on Friday, May 1. The Zoo welcomes back a polar bear (Rizzo), three sea lions (Big Guy, Rocky and Maverick), three harbor seals, and two river otters. The Zoo hospital team assisted in the surgery. On Mother’s Day, May 8, a baby orangutan is born via c-section. Enjoy a day with the family and don' miss the polar bear habitat. Hogle Zoo welcomed its one millionth guest for only the second time in our history, Jodi Peterson of Las Vegas, NV, on Wednesday, December 28 Hogle Zoo achieves record attendance in 2011 for the fifth time in six years with 1,023,696 guest visits. The marketing, senior admin, development, HR, and finance departments move into the new Conservation Resource Center Administrative building on July 25. News accounts report that the ocelot was captured on Main Street, still wearing a collar. This is the second project funded by the 2003 Salt Lake City General Obligation bond. The zoo’s primate forest, which replaced Monkey Island in 1996, is named for Farnsworth. But in 2005, Moe was moved to the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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Mid-December, it is reported that Princess Alice has a “stomach ache.” Within days, the much-loved elephant suffers from a “nervous infection” which leaves her partially blind. It is the first project of the “Redo the Zoo” campaign. “Creature of Habitat: A Gazillion-Piece Animal Adventure” LEGO exhibit, leased from the Philadelphia Zoo, debuted on April 24 to large crowds. The AZA has to approve any exhibits the zoo wants to create. Amur (Siberian) tiger cubs were born in February. All Rights Reserved.). ZooVisitorMM 1,682 views. The Zoo’s annual budget is $4,788 of which $1,358 is spent for the animal’s food. Kali, the Zoo’s only Asian elephant, dies. He is named Husani. The Salt Lake Parks Department starts up a zoo with an original investment of $153. War rationing prompts the Zoo to grow vegetables, wheat, and oats to feed the animals. A groundbreaking ceremony for the “Elephant Encounter” exhibit happens in June. In June, the Salt Lake Tribune publishes almost daily news articles about the Zoo’s deplorable conditions. The Zoo’s summer attraction, a rare white alligator, is displayed from July – September. Since October, Hogle Zoo staffers have been helping Moe prepare for his upcoming move by putting a four-foot-wide crate in his house. An additional 200 spaces were added and opened to the public in late fall. Gorgeous, a 48 yr.-old gorilla, becomes the oldest gorilla in captivity. Construction begins on Asian Highlands, the renovation of the feline habitat. Warthogs are on display from Memorial Day to Labor Day; black-footed ferrets and zebras arrive; the sea lion exhibit is remodeled to become the Penguin Cove. It is now a walk-in, self-serve stand called “The Beastro.” Work starts on the parking lot, which will include a stone wall and planters, and the main restrooms are enlarged. Intermountain Contractor magazine’s “Best of 2006” issue honored Hogle Zoo with it’s award for “Best Public Project Under $5 million” for the Zoo’s newest addition, Asian Highlands. A female grey wolf escaped on Mother’s Day, May 14. The Zoo wins five Utah Tourism Marketing Awards at the Utah Tourism Conference in Ogden. After several delays in scheduling a grand opening due to construction delays, on June 29, Asian Highlands opened to rave reviews. Salt Lake County voters passed Proposition #2 “Renew the Zoo” in November which will bring $33 million to the Zoo for exhibit improvement. The exhibit consisted of two concrete enclosures for the zoo's polar bears. It includes 14 animatronic dinosaurs representing 11 species. Two cheetah introduced to Zoo guests in late June. The deer proved so popular that the idea of having a Salt Lake zoo is enthusiastically promoted. Our mission is to educate on animal welfare and behaviour, advance animal training standards worldwide and inspire the next generation to be the guardians of the wonderful animals and nature on our planet. Children 2 and younger receive free admission. Hogle Zoo keeper staff, at the request of the Utah Division of Wildlife and Chevron Oil, take on the task of cleaning and caring for over 100 water fowl following the oil spill on June 12. Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s education department provides personal connections with the natural world by offering entertaining and educational opportunities for toddlers through adults. Creekside Play Area ribbon cutting ceremony took place on May 12. was introduced in mid-year. “Outback Adventure” opened in May. They hope he'll get use to the crate before he travels in to New Mexico. Eli, a howler monkey, undergoes successful cataract surgery performed by a local ophthalmologist and assisted by the Zoo hospital team. “Outback Adventure” left in September after a successful three year run. On August 14, a stone relief carving of Princess Alice on the front of the “Main Building” is unveiled and dedicated. The Utah Zoological Society is organized, replacing the Salt Lake City Zoological Society, which had not been functioning for 10 years. The award recognizes exceptional efforts by AZA member institutions toward habitat preservation, species restoration and support of biodiversity in the wild. Ground broken for new Conservation Resource Center on Zoo’s south ridge, early September. On July 31, the Zoo’s “Main Building” (the old Elephant Building) is dedicated to the children of Salt Lake. Hogle Zoo begins research regarding snake venom. And long gone is the aromatic hippo enclosure. The exhibit, featuring over 400 free flight birds from Australia, gave guests the chance to interact with the birds and have them feed right from their hand. The Hippo Building, a wolf run, a snowy owl exhibit, and a camel display area are among the zones on display. Zoo Director Gerald deBary is fatally bitten by a puff adder and LaMar Farnsworth is named director. The last old cage-type exhibits, constructed in the 1930’s, are demolished. At the annual conference of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Hogle Zoo was honored along with eight sister institutions with the Association’s International Conservation Award. Construction continued at a fast pace on three high profile projects thanks to mild December weather; Tembo Terrace, CRC and Rocky Shores. Moe … the Hogle Zoo hippo … resided here for 30 years. A new Zoo annual tradition begins on May 25 with the first of five Zoo Brew events, raising money for specific conservation causes. By 1941, the Zoo was in dismal repair. In February, the Salt Lake Zoological Society is formed to “provide direction and funding,” to assist in the acquisition of animals and the general development of the Zoo’s grounds. Or just hanging out on the concrete. Unseasonably cool weather brings a slow spring and summer. The 32-year-old spent some 30 years of his life in Hogle's 30,000-gallon tank and lived much of it single. The World of the Wild Art Show celebrates its 10th year. A young boy kills one of the Zoo’s deer with an arrow. Accreditation is granted for a five-year period and is awarded following an extensive application process. It is the summer of babies at Hogle Zoo! Christy, one of the Zoo’s elephants, is determined to be pregnant in February. Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals. Hogle Zoo's gorilla enclosure is home to the mighty Husani and two other female apes. A naming contest was conducted and the little girl debuted to an anxious public on Friday, September 11. Dinosaurs arrive on Monday, May 2 for Zoorassic Park summer event beginning May 14. As the keeper helplessly watches, the elephant rips up a concrete and steel drinking fountain and uproots a Chinese Elm tree. Rocky, a male sea lion, passed away in late April of causes related to health concerns he had before arriving at Hogle Zoo in 2012. The east end of the old elephant building is remodeled into an auditorium. Gorgeous, the Zoo’s 41-yr-old gorilla has a cataract removed and a lens implanted by Dr. Allan Crandall, an ophthalmologist at the University of Utah Medical School. This is the most interactive exhibit the Zoo has ever presented. Three more phases of Discovery Land open: Prairie & the Predator, Knoll & Burrow, and Marsh Aviary. The cost of the train: $25,000 plus an additional $25,000 for the tracks. “Butterflies!” debuts in Tropical Gardens and Utah’s Hogle Zoo opens a much-anticipated new Entry Plaza. Later that year, the first Monkey Island is constructed – near the site of Primate Forest. It features two fossa, tenrecs, tree boas, hissing cockroaches, and radiated tortoises. Carrying on the legacy of Eli, the orangutan, the lions of African Savanna select the winning team of the Super Bowl (Patriots) for the eighth consecutive year. The Zoo’s flamboyant superintendent threatens to turn all the animals loose if the water is not turned back on. Utah's Hogle Zoo nurtures respect and appreciation for the natural world by providing diverse educational, recreational and conservation opportunities. 3:03. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recognized the Zoo’s radio advertising with the “Distinguished Excellence Award.”. Final Zoo attendance is 1,132,676 – the third largest in the Zoo’s 84 years. Salt Lake County, rather than the City, agrees to help fund the operating expenses of the Zoo. Hogle Zoo, along with the ZAP re-authorization committee, hosts ZAP Appreciation Day at the zoo. Convergys Corporation pledges $200,000 to become the title sponsor of the African Lodge at the Elephant Encounter exhibit. Eventually, the liger is named Shasta. Old Elephant Building, Woodland Edge, Pond, Playground, Discovery Theater, Knoll and Burrow and Discovery Land razed for construction of African Savanna, September 17, One million in attendance achieved on Sunday, October 7. Butterflies! Utah’s Hogle Zoo opens its new gift shop, “The Flamingo Zootique” in April. “World of Flight” bird show, hosted by Steve Chindgren, makes its debut, running from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In April, Tuah, a baby orangutan, debuts to the public. The Tapir building and the Great Apes Building are constructed. The Zoo’s animal inventory includes more than 275 animals, 26 of which are donated. The Zoo grand opens and dedicates state-of-the-art LS Skaggs Animal Health Center in November. You’ll see some of Utah's top urban attractions like the Mormon Trail, Temple Square, Old Deseret Village, the State Capitol Building, Fort Douglas and sites from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The Zoo celebrates its 50th anniversary by opening the Animal Giants Complex for elephants and rhinos, and a state-of-the-art animal hospital. Hogle Zoo welcomes the arrival of two female gorillas, summer. Abby the lion dies of complications of old age in late December. The culprit is never caught. New Beastro opens in April to replace the old Beastro. “Butterflies!” returns in Tropical Gardens as the summer special exhibit. Tucson, Arizona—Days 328-338 . A large crowd wished her happy birthday at a special public event. Gorgeous can see, is more active, and adjusts well to her new life. Through private donations and Society memberships, the Zoo opens an African Savannah, a gazelle exhibit, renovated primate areas, and the first three phases of Discovery Land at the east end of the Zoo. Utah's Hogle Zoo 142 views. Its original location was in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park. “Boo at the Zoo” on Saturday, October 25 sets an all-time one day attendance record: 23,479. Muke, a female gorilla, undergoes successful surgery for a hysterectomy by a team of physicians to help in her battle with cancer. The AZA Western Regional Conference is hosted by Utah’s Hogle Zoo. is the Zoo’s newest exhibit to be housed temporarily in the tropical gardens greenhouse. Another ugly concrete building with a huge-headed beast sitting in water that looked like it needed to be changed. Penny and nickel donations from area schoolchildren raise $3250 for Princess Alice’s purchase from a traveling circus called the Sells-Floto Show Company. Two black bear cubs, orphaned in the wilds of Minnesota, debuted in July. Monkey Island is torn down to make way for phases II and III of Primate Forest. Two female red pandas made their debut in December. The year started off with a bang, as the 2002 Winter Olympic celebration concluded with the state’s largest ever firework display. The Zoo also constructs a new monkey island. The Zoo constructs a “South American Area” and a unique, two-level giraffe building. Husani was born at the Bronx Zoo in 1991 and has lived at two other zoos before making Hogle Zoo his home in May 2010. Hogle Zoo opened the grasslands portion of the new African Savanna on May 30. Liberty Park displays a cage of monkeys and later, acquires a deer for exhibit. Zoo officials say other projects, like a new elephant area, are taking up resources. Fellow trustees of the Utah Zoological Society, Zoo staff, friends and four generations of Hogles recognize James E. Hogle, Sr.. 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