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A Critter-Go-Round

Carousel snow leopard leaps
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At Utah's Hogle Zoo, you can ride a leaping snow leopard.

A snow leopard leaps, and keeps leaping, on the new Conservation Carousel at Utah's Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Endangered species crowd the colorful merry-go-round, each bold figure a hand-carved and hand-painted work of art. A gorilla, an anteater, a giraffe, a poison dart frog—42 creatures in all—work to fulfill every child's dream: bounding away on the back of a special animal friend. (801) 582-1631,

Photography by Adam Finkle

This article was first published in September 2008. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.