Ligers Are Actually Real Animals, And Utah’s Hogle Zoo Was Home To One Of The Most Famous Hybrids
If you grew up in Utah, you might remember Shasta the Liger. Children in the 1950s and 1960s were lucky enough to see her in person; those in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, saw Shasta’s stuffed remains at the zoo.
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Did you see Shasta when she lived at Hogle Zoo? We’d love to hear your memories in the comments!
To see what animals call Hogle Zoo home, visit the zoo’s website, and make sure to follow its Facebook page, where you’ll find lots of ongoing events.
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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