Zootah at Willow Park in Logan

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The Willow Park Zoo is now known as Zootah and has been changing things up quite a bit. We decided we needed to stop by and check out the new place. So this summer, we visited Zootah at Willow Park in Logan and had a lot of fun!

We love animals, so we always enjoy visiting a zoo. This isn’t a large zoo like Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, but it is a smaller zoo next to Willow Park. We like the small atmosphere and it’s never very crowded. You can easily walk around Zootah in about an hour.

This keeper was feeding the hawk, and training it to do certain things.

We saw a whole lot of local birds of every kind: swans, ducks, geese, owls, hawks, and eagles. When you buy tickets, you are given the option of buying some food to feed the waterbirds. We recommend doing this because it’s only $1, and it was our boys’ favorite part. We fed ducks, swans, and even Sandhill Cranes.

The ducks were so excited for us to feed them.
There were lots of baby ducks at the end of June when we visited.
The Sandhill Cranes could catch the food in their mouth. We were impressed.
The bald eagle was so pretty!
The bald eagle was so pretty!

They had some bigger animals, too. There was a coyote, bobcat, a bull elk, monkeys, porcupines, lizards, fallow deer, and lots of turtles and tortoises. There is also a small petting zoo, but it is only open at certain times. We were there at the wrong time, but it looks like a fun activity.

Some of the animals were sleeping, but most you can get a great look at because the area is smaller.
We liked these cute little fallow deer.
We saw a ton of turtles. It was awesome!
We saw a ton of turtles.
Albino porcupine
This was a favorite. The Albino porcupine!

One nice thing about Zootah is that there is a lot of shade. There are even tables and benches around the zoo for resting and eating. We like the natural feel of this zoo with the ponds and rivers for the birds.

There are many shade trees, and we love when the ducks and geese wander around the zoo.
Those are some huge wings!

If you visit Logan, make sure to stop at Zootah at Willow Park. This is a great family adventure. There is also a playground right outside. You can play on the playground for free. We have a list of other Fun Things to Do in Logan, too!

Tips for Families:

  • See their website for more details about hours and admission.
  • There are wide sidewalks perfect for strollers.
  • The $1 duck food bag is worth it. We buy one for each of our boys.

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