The Utica Zoo will be closing at 1pm on Saturday, August 3, 2019 for final Brewfest preparation. We will re-open at 6pm for Brewfest and return to our regular admission schedule of 10am-4:45pm on Sunday, August 4, 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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