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James Spruell, Ph.D.

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Healthy living, community involvement, and an active lifestyle are important choices that we make on a daily and weekly basis

The Salt Lake City area has a number of fun places to shop, visit, and enjoy an evening out. Some of my favority include Litza's Pizza, City Creek, and of course, all the many incredible chocolate stores.

This week's 'hike' (walk) involves a visit to Hoegle Zoo, another favorite way to spend a morning or afternoon.


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Hoegle Zoo

Hoegle Zoo remains a popular destination for tourists and local families with 42 acres of scenic animal exhibits and other activities. During your visit make sure you look for

  • Otters, polar bears, and sea lions at Rocky Shores;
  • Check out the elephants and white rhino at the Elephant Encounter;
  • And learn about endangered big cats at the Asian Highlands.

Children love the variety of birds and other wildlife that live at the zoo. Whether that's bald eagles, bears playing, or just the awesome big cats lounging around, something fascinating is always going on...

Bears Playing at Hoegle Zoo


Bears Playing at Hoegle Zoo, Salt Lake City



Parking at the Hoegle Zoo in the summer can be a challenge, so be prepared to either be very patient, walk a couple of blocks, or take advantage of the partnership with This is the Place Heritage Park. Currently you can park in their overflow parking lot for a fee -- $5.00 per vehicle in 2013 -- and get a discount admission to the zoo.

The zoo is located at 2600 East Sunnyside Avenue in Salt Lake City with access from Foothill drive or 800 south (Sunnyside Ave). Check out the directions at the zoo website, or google, bing, or yahoo it on the internet.

Polar Bear -- a hot polar bear!...


Sun screen, comfortable walking shoes, a good hat, etc. are reasonable accessories for your summer visit. The paths wander around the exhibits scattered across 42 acres so expect to spend a wonderful morning, afternoon, or evening during your stay.


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