AAA Editor Notes
Utah's Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave. (840 South) near the entrance to Emigration Canyon, contains a large collection of birds, mammals and reptiles in natural settings. Offering impressive underwater viewing opportunities, the Rocky Shores exhibit shelters a polar bear, three grizzly bears, seals, sea lions, river otters and bald eagles. At Elephant Encounter, you'll enjoy an up-close look at African elephants. Full-grown male Amur tigers, leopards, lynx and Pallas' cats are the stars of Asian Highlands. The new African Savanna exhibit features giraffes, zebras, nyalas, ostriches and four African lions and can be explored on a miniature locomotive, the Zoofari Express.
The Conservation Carousel features 42 hand-carved wooden animals and two stationary chariots. Lighthouse Point features shooting water, a large lighthouse slide, a shipwreck photo-op and a small "tide pool" where kids can get their feet wet and look for pretend critters while parents rest in the shade.
Stroller and wheelchair rentals are available.
Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.