Animals

Willow Park Zoo in Logan

This is a Cache Valley adventure, but I didn’t know about the Willow Park Zoo in Logan until a few days ago. UPDATE: The Willow Park Zoo is now known as Zootah, and has been changing things up quite a bit. Find more info on their new website.  And we will be going to visit this fun little zoo again, and let you know about all the changes.

The entrance to the zoo--the capuchin monkeys are first!

The entrance to the zoo–the capuchin monkeys are first!

I really liked this zoo. It costs $4 for an adult and $3 for a kid (3-11), and please be honest because there was no one manning the gate. Obviously the fee helps keep the zoo open and running. There is an “honor pay” box by the entrance. They had a lot of animals in the park, and it was a great place to spend an hour and a half. We saw a whole lot of local birds of every kind: swans, ducks, geese, owls, ravens, hawks, vultures, etc. There were also some nice tropical birds: macaws, parrots, parakeets and the like.

We loved the ducklings! They were so cute!

We loved the ducklings! They were so cute!

The bald eagle was so pretty!

The bald eagle was so pretty!

My boys checking out a swan. They were amazed it was standing on one foot.

My boys checking out a swan. They were amazed it was standing on one foot.

They had some bigger animals, too. There was a coyote, a pronghorn, a bull elk, monkeys, raccoons, snakes, bobcats, fallow deer, and lots of turtles and tortoises.

We saw a ton of turtles. It was awesome!

We saw a ton of turtles. It was awesome!

The highlight for me, though were the porcupines. There was a regular porcupine and an albino porcupine. It was, of course, entirely white with pink eyes.

Normal porcupine

Normal porcupine

Albino porcupine

Albino porcupine

Overall, we thought the Willow Park Zoo was one of the best places to spend an hour in Cache Valley. You can also follow them on Facebook for up to date information and current hours.