We'll know Sunday night.
Also Thursday, Hansen noted that Hogle Zoo set an attendance record last year, attracting 1,221,363 visitors to see its expanded animal exhibits.
"This banner year keeps Hogle Zoo in the top five paid attractions in Utah, including national parks," she said, adding that 2012 was the third year in the zoo's 82-year history in which visitors topped 1 million.
Hansen attributed the surge in visitation to June's opening of Rocky Shores, an exhibit focusing on the wildlife of the northwest continental coastline with a polar bear named Rizzo, three grizzly bears, bald eagles, river otters, seals and a blind sea lion dubbed Big Guy. More than 200,000 people visited the zoo in Rocky Shore's opening month, she noted.
Visitors also were attracted by two births during the year Anuli, a giraffe, and Chim, a snow leopard.
Zoo officials now are focusing on completing an exhibit highlighting the African Savanna and its mix of lions, zebras and giraffes. A train ride through the savanna and a giraffe-feeding station will be key features of this exhibit, scheduled to open in spring 2014, Hansen said.
Hogle Zoo visitation
Top five attendance years:
2012 • 1,221,363
2011 • 1,023,842
2009 • 1,020,610
2008 • 996,070
2007 • 954,551
Source • Utah's Hogle Zoo