SALT LAKE CITY -- Hogle Zoo has been recognized for helping Boy Scouts earn merit badges for environmental pursuits.
The Salt Lake City zoo won an award recently for Environmental Program of the Year from the Utah Society of Environmental Education.
Boy Scouts can earn a half-dozen merit badges at the zoo.
The society also bestowed its Environmental Volunteer of the Year award posthumously to a woman who spent 30 years running zoo programs.
That award honored Janet Ryan-Finlayson.
Hogle Zoo, one of Utah's top attractions, covers 42 acres of land in Salt Lake City.