Hogle Zoo’s big cats get active when snow falls

Posted at 7:52 PM, Jan 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-08 21:52:08-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Visiting the zoo may seem like a cold prospect during the winter, but some animals are actually more active when the snow falls.

Officials at Utah's Hogle Zoo said their big cats, like a tiger and leopard, come out when the snow does. Officials said wintertime can allow visitors to get a closer look at the animals without dealing with crowds.

The zoo is closed on Christmas and New Year's Day, but remains open the rest of the year.

Officials also said the elephants sometimes come out to play in the snow, see the video above for more information.

Click here to visit the zoo's website.