Friday, September 21, 2012

Our fun day at Utah's Hogle Zoo...


My hubby and I had a BLAST at Utah’s Hogle Zoo! When we got there we raced right over to check out the new Rocky Shores...


Rocky Shores is a new really awesome multi-animal habitat! We watched animals up-close as they swam through crystal blue water. We also watched the animals play from ground level.


Rocky Shores is fascinating! We spent many hours there and even went back again at the end of our visit we loved it so much. The bears, sea lions, seals and otters are all brilliant. We adore Rizzo the new female polar bear, she is so beautiful! She was coming up from her afternoon swim to say hello to me in the pictures below...
 

 
Next... we headed to see the handsome tigers! I remember seeing them when they were brand new cubs back in 2009. One of them was waiting to play with me when I got there. I think he liked my tiger shirt :)  He was like... stop taking pictures already and just play with me!


After all of this excitement my hubby (big kid) was ready for his afternoon snack...




Next we got to talk to a zoo volunteer about a snake, it was AWESOME! We even got to feel the snakes skin and get our pictures taken with it..yep I am a genuine mom of 3 boys :)


Wow there were so many cool animals at this zoo! We plan to go back again sometime soon to spend more time enjoying each one of them.


We got so many fun videos and pictures check out some of them below...  
 
 

Up next for the Zoo will be the new Africa Savanna exhibit slated to open in 2014 and will feature giraffes, zebra, ostrich, gazelles and the return of lions to the Zoo's collection. Wow it's so impressive all the exciting things going on and also coming up soon! 

My hubby and I really had a fantastic time together. Thank you so very much for everything Utah's Hogle Zoo! We look forward to coming back again soon as a family. The Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas and New's Year Day. Make sure and plan a visit, it's an incredible experience that you will not want to miss!

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10 comments:

Melissa said...

How fun! This makes me want to load the car with the grandkiddos and head there right now ;)

Lisa Wood said...

Wonderful post I really love the pictures and videos also Shauna!

Todd said...

How rad you got to hang out with a snake, my boys and I would totally dig that!

Tammy said...

I also remember the cubs wow they look so big now. And the baby elephant is very CUTE!!!

Johnston Family said...

Can't wait to see the polar bear. Gotta go there soon thanks for telling my family all about it!

Rob said...

I had a great time at the Zoo. There are so many fun animals there. I think the new polar bear is my favorite. She would swim up to the glass and look at you, then swim off again. Oh ya that ice cream was pretty good too. :)

Pam said...

We buy a year membership every year and love to take the kids there often. Thanks for sharing the fun pictures and videos the kids and I watched them together and they keep saying play it again play it again :)

Paula said...

Now I want to go. Very nice post, thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Excellent post Dearest! Love love love it sooo much! I loved seeing all the animals and the cool video!! one of my favourite posts ever

Becky said...

We haven't been there for quite some time... this is making me want to go visit. Glad you had such a great time!