Zoos & Aquariums

Elephant Encounter

Hogle Zoo

Roto designed and produced the theming and interpretive experiences for the Elephant Encounter exhibit at this Salt Lake City area zoo. In addition to a custom environmental graphics and signage package, Roto created custom interactive elements to help engage visitors in rhino and elephant conservation education. 


  • Interpretive planning and development
  • Graphic and theming design
  • Custom props, environments and signage
  • Original interactives and sculpture installation
Ee Concept Sketch

The centerpiece of this exhibit experience is an outdoor art installation called Elephachoo -- a life-size elephant sculpture with a full repertoire of explosive, wet sneeze effects. The sculpture was styled after Indian soapstone carvings, and scaled to that of a real bull elephant for close-up guest encounters.

Hogle Artifact Case Tusk With Boy 2

In addition to extensive custom signage and architectural theming, this exhibit features numerous authentic and replica collections objects, uniquely displayed for guest interaction.