Closing at 1pm on June 1st for Wine in the Wilderness

Please be advised that the Utica Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 for our Wine in the Wilderness fundraiser. We will re-open at 6 pm for Wine in the Wilderness. The Zoo will re-open for regular admission hours of 10 am-4:45 pm on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

African Lion Encounter

April 16, 2019


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Go inside the Lions Den for a behind the scenes African Lion Encounter! Meet our lions Donovan, Murphy, and Coky face to face and see how our keepers use specialized training to feed and keep the big cats healthy and happy!

$1,000 total for up to 5 people and zoo admission is included. ($750 of the $1,000 is a tax-deductible donation).

One African Lion encounter is offered per week. No personal cameras are allowed.

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