Tashee Photography

Tashee Photography
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Photographer: 'Sonya J Steiner'

Location: 'Utah - Salt Lake City"

Contact: TasheePhotography@hotmail.com

My Photos are unique in and for the fact that I like to go out on location for setting. The world is a wondrous place, go out and see it once in a while...

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Princess Alice Relief

Princess Alice Relief is a piece of Hogle Zoo Utah!
Let Hogle Zoo know we need to preserve this monument to Hogle Zoo's first Elephant. The building it's erected on is due to be torn down to make way for the new African Savanna. Contact Hogle Zoo on Face Book Or contact hoglezoo.org
Let them know to save what remains of Princess Alice.

The Following information is straight from the Hogle Zoo website....


The Zoo purchases “Princess Alice”, a 31 or 32 year-old Asian elephant named after Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice. Penny and nickel donations from area schoolchildren raise $3250 for Princess Alice’s purchase from a traveling circus called the Sells-Floto Show Company.


The Zoo erects a building to house Princess Alice.


Princess Alice gives birth to “Prince Utah,” her fourth offspring, on April 29. Area newspapers herald the “blessed event.”


Prince Utah dies on March 14 due to injuries suffered when his mother, Princess Alice, rolls over on him. Area newspapers report the mother elephant’s tears and her mournful trumpeting.


On August 14, a stone relief carving of Princess Alice on the front of the “Main Building” is unveiled and dedicated. Local sculptor J.R. Fox donates the carving. Building materials are contributed by the Zoological Society and area businesses.


War rationing prompts the Zoo to grow vegetables, wheat, and oats to feed the animals. Acreage at Salt Lake City’s Jordan Park is also used to raise vegetables for the animals. The Zoo’s carnivores are fed horse meat.

Mid-December, it is reported that Princess Alice has a “stomach ache.” Within days, the much-loved elephant suffers from a “nervous infection” which leaves her partially blind. By the end of December, newspapers report that the elephant has completely recovered.


Princess Alice, at an approximate age of 69, becomes ill and must be, painlessly, “put to sleep.”

For more Hogle Zoo history please visit http://hoglezoo.org/about/zoo_history.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hogle Zoo Update!

The good news: 

Hogle Zoo breaks ground this fall on the African Savanna. It's a mixed species exhibit that will include lions, giraffes and zebras!! It'll open the summer of 2014.
Dies 2-3 years ago.. we Miss our Zebras! NO answers were found to why the 2 zebras died.

Not sure when our Lions left.. long long time ago....
Still there..... so far, but if their going to build?... hummmm?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sea Lion & Harbor Seals

Sea Lion & Harbor Seals on display at Hogle Zoo in Utah

After two years at a care center, a blind sea lion named Big Guy has found a home at Utah’s Hogle Zoo.

Big Guy lives up to his name, weighing in at 750 pounds. Zoo spokeswoman Erica Hansen said the sea lion is so large, his arrival at the zoo has been delayed two weeks, until May 4, because the truck that was supposed to deliver him Friday was too small for his crate.
Hansen said Big Guy has been living at the Marine Mammal Care Center in Los Angeles after he was found injured on a Southern California beach two years ago. She said it appears the sea lion had a traumatic incident which left him blind in both eyes.

He weighed just over 300 pounds when he was found, she said, and has more than doubled his weight since being cared for at the center.

Hansen said Big Guy is unique for a zoo animal because he is not a life-long aquarium sea lion, and has been living in the wild. However, due to his injuries, it would be impossible to return him back to the ocean.
 "A sea lion like Big Guy would have to be put down. But we can bring them in, and give them a great home."

Big Guy will also be coming with a companion from the same care center, a partially blind sea lion the center has called Little Guy. Hansen said they likely will hold a naming contest for the smaller sea lion

'Big Guys' Misfortune Turned into Utah Hogle Zoo's gain. Hogle Zoo's gain turn into 'Big Guys' Fortune. And now an entire State, which wouldn't normally get to see beautiful animals like this, have many long happy years ahead of them.

'Big Guy' as he has been named. Out Sunning Himself

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Grand Opening Of Rocky Shore - Hogle Zoo - Utah

Grand Opening Of Rocky Shores - Hogle Zoo - Utah

The new exhibit is open and inviting. Lots of viewing space that the children can see the new animals.
The animals were treated to goodies to ensure lots of viewing pleasure for the Grand Opening.

The Opening speeches, which they said were going to be quick, kept Parents and children alike waiting 30-45 minutes. Not explainable to the small children anxiously waiting for to see the animals. I understand the need to thank people, but the delay agitated the children, with the adults following suit.

Big Budda, a popular News celebrity (Big Budda at Hogle Zoo UTah) of Fox 13, was there for the opening as well as the Governor, and one of the Hogle Zoo Descendants....

Around Noon, when many of the morning guest left the area, it became much easier to view the new additions.

I would Visit on a weekday, or wait for it to settle down on the weekend unless you like crowds. Personally, I'm waiting for a weekday or waiting a couple of weeks for it to settle down.But my son & I so enjoyed it, we will be going again.

The New Bear Statue - This statue has a water cooling system to keep it cool for it's new riders.

Seals & their trainers giving us a show.