Utah’s Hogle Zoo welcomes federal employees during shutdown

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) Utah’s Hogle Zoo is offering some relief to federal employees who are not receiving a paycheck during the current government shutdown.

The zoo announced Wednesday federal employees who are not getting paid can visit free of charge.

“We are hoping it helps alleviate some worry and provides a positive distraction during a difficult time,” said Steve Burns, Zoo President/CEO “Hang in there!”

Federal employees just need to provide their federal ID at guest services and will receive free admission for their immediate family members.

A partial government shutdown began on December 22. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees on are on furlough or working without pay. On January 12, it became the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

The zoo plans to offer this deal for the duration of the shutdown.

For more information and hour of operations for Utah’s Hogle Zoo, visit https://www.hoglezoo.org/.

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