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Funds raised by new tax net Hogle Zoo $300,000

The first installment of funds gained from the Zoos, Arts and Parks tax was to be delivered Monday afternoon to Hogle Zoo.

Salt Lake County Commissioner Brent Overson was to deliver a $300,000 check to zoo executive director Craig Dinsmore at the zoo.The $300,000 check is the zoo's portion of the revenue raised through the tax, a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase in Salt Lake County. The Zoos, Arts and Parks tax was approved by voters last November.