Spend the Day at Zootah in Logan
May 16, 2019

Spend the Day at Zootah in Logan

If you really enjoy visiting zoos, you can take the 1.5 hour drive south to Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. The 42 acre zoo is open year round and has lots of awesome exhibits. In addition to several baby animals that have been born in the past few months, you can see the red pandas which returned last May.

It's a much shorter drive, and much cheaper, to visit Zootah right here in Logan. The zoo recently had its opening weekend and is now open Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m. Also, it's just minutes from our apartments in Logan, Utah. 

History of Zootah

In 1970, Doug Eames opened a bird aviary known as Willow Park Zoo. The zoo was run by the city of Logan until 2013 when it became a non-profit organization. In 2017, the zoo was renamed Zootah at Willow Park and it continues to expand and make improvements. Although it's only 7 acres, Zootah is a great place to visit and learn about wildlife.

Visit

Admission is only $5 for adults. You can also become a member. A year-long membership is $60 and allows you unlimited visits. While you're there you'll see animals native to Utah, as well as animals from across the world. The lemur exhibit is under construction and will soon house adorable ring tailed lemurs from Madagascar.

Follow them on Instagram @zootahwp for updates on the animals and to find out about special events. Each fall they host Boo at the Zoo and in the winter they cover the park with lights.

Volunteer

The zoo is always looking for helping hands. Volunteer jobs could include feeding, food prep, cleaning, or reading during story time. You could give a few hours of your time each week or just help with special events. You can apply to be a volunteer here

 

Take advantage of the warmer temperatures by heading outside. The weather is also perfect for moving into one of our luxurious 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartments. Contact us to schedule a tour of our community!