Utica Zoo Animals

Currently, the Utica Zoo cares for over 200 individual animals representing 99 species. In our main exhibit collection, we have over 140 individual animals representing 64 species. Some of these animals may be off exhibit during the colder months. Our Education Department cares for over 55 individual animals representing 35 species, and these animals can be seen at Birthday Parties, on Zoomobiles, and during Educational Classes & Events. The following are pictures of some of our animals. A full list is posted after the photos.

Full list of Utica Zoo Animals:

**Starred animals are located in more than one area**

Wildlife Hall

  • Spiny Stick Bug* — New Guinea, New Caledonia, and the Solomon Islands
  • Brazilian Flying Cockroaches* — Brazilian Rainforest
  • Pueblan Milk Snake — Southeastern and Central Mexico
  • Sonoran Mountain King Snake — Southeastern and Central Arizona
  • European Glass Lizard* –- Northern Eurasia
  • Cotton Top Tamarins — Northern South America
  • Carpet Python — Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea
  • Pine Snake — Eastern North America
  • Burmese Python* — Sub Tropical areas of Southern and Southeast Asia;  Myanmar
  • Gila Monster — South Western United States and into Central America
  • Prehensile Tailed Skink* — Solomon Islands
  • Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula
  • Gold Dust Day Gecko — Northern Madagascar, Australia, and the Comoros
  • Leopard Tortoise* — Savannahs of Eastern and Southern Africa;  Sudan
  • Eastern Fence Lizard — United States
  • Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin — Northeastern South America
  • Rhinoceros Iguana — Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and surrounding west Indian islands

Primate Hall

  • Mexican Spider Monkeys — Mexico and South America
  • White Handed Gibbons — East Asia, including Thailand, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsula
  • Argentine Black and White Tegu — South America
  • Golden Lion Tamarin — Atlantic coast of Brazil
  • Red Panda — Southern and Central Asia, the Himalayas, and southern China

 Asian Realm

  • White Naped Cranes — Southeastern Asia, including Mongolia and China
  • Chinese Alligators — Eastern China;  Only found in small area along the Yangtze River Basin
  • Bactrian Camels — Central Asia; Mongolia, and China; Also Domesticated
  • Reeve’s Muntjac — Southeast China and Taiwan
  • Indian Peafowl — Pakistan through India, into Sri Lanka
  • Blackbuck — India, Pakistan, and Nepal
  • Transcaspian Urial — Middle East and into India

African Alley

  • African Lions — Sub-Saharan Africa
  • African Crested Porcupines* — North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture — Central Africa
  • Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra — Southwest Africa and Western Angola
  • Common Ostrich — Central and Southern Africa
  • Serval — Central and Southern Sub-Saharan Africa;  Also found in small pockets of Northern Africa
  • Ring Tailed Lemurs — Madagascar
  • Striped Hyena — Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Western India

North Trek Nature Trail

  • Canadian Lynx — Northern North America
  • Mexican Wolves — Southwestern United States and Mexico
  • Arctic Fox — Northern Hemisphere
  • Bald Eagle — Throughout North America

Children’s Zoo

  • Snowy Owl — Across the Northern Hemisphere
  • Nigerian Dwarf Goats — Domesticated;  Originated in West Africa
  • Jacob Sheep — Domesticated;  Originated from England
  • California Sea Lion — Pacific Coast of North America
  • Red Fox — Northern Hemisphere
  • Barn Owls — Every continent except Antarctica
  • Black Crowned Night Heron — Every Continent except Australia and Antarctica
  • Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pigs* — Domesticated; Originated in Asia
  • Rhode Island Red Chicken — Domesticated;  Developed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
  • Araucana Chicken and Rooster — Domesticated;  Originated in South American
  • Partridge Rock Chicken — Domesticated;  Originated in Massachusetts
  • Buff Orpington Chicken — Domesticated;  Originated in England
  • Field Mice — Every Continent except Antarctica
  • Corn Snake* — Eastern United States
  • North American Beaver — Throughout North America
  • Emus — Mainland of Australia
  • Alpaca — Domesticated;  Originated from South America
  • Zebu — Domesticated;  Originated and considered sacred in India
  • Domestic Donkey — Domesticated
  • Flemish Giant Rabbits* — Developed in Belgium
  • Bennett’s Wallaby — Eastern Australia and Tasmania

Educational Animals

  • Four-Toed Hedgehog — Central and Eastern Africa
  • North American Porcupine –- Northern and Western North America
  • Flemish Giant Rabbit* -– Developed in Belgium
  • Chinchilla — Western slope of the Andes Mountains in Chile
  • European Ferret — Domesticated from the European Polecat
  • Sugar Gliders — Eastern Australia
  • Virginia Opossum -– Eastern and Central Americas
  • Degu — Lower Elevations of the Andes Mountains in Chile
  • Short Tailed Opossum — East Central South America; Amazon Basin
  • Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig* — Domesticated; Originated in Asia
  • African Crested Porcupine* — North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Hyacinth Macaw — Amazon Basin; South America
  • Salmon Crested Cockatoo –- Moluccan Islands, between Australia and Indonesia
  • Red-Tailed Hawk –- Every Continent except Antarctica
  • Barred Owl –- Eastern North America
  • Merlin –- North Northern Hemisphere
  • Common Raven — North Northern Hemisphere
  • Sumatran Chicken — Domesticated; Originated from Sumatra
  • Indian Runner Ducks* — Domesticated;  Originated from the West Indies
  • Wood Duck — Central and Eastern North America
  • Indian Star Tortoise — Scrub forests of India and Sri Lanka
  • Leopard Tortoise* — Savannahs of Eastern and Southern Africa;  Sudan
  • Sulcata Tortoise — Southern edge of the Sahara Desert in Africa
  • Eastern Box Turtle — Eastern and Central United States
  • Wood Turtle — Northeastern United States
  • Common Snapping Turtle — Everywhere East of the Rocky Mountains in the United States
  • Spiny Soft Shelled Turtle — Southern United States
  • Grey Banded King Snake — Chihuahuan Desert
  • Corn Snake* — Eastern United States
  • Brazilian Rainbow Boa — Amazon Basin
  • Ball Python — North Western Africa
  • Burmese Python* — Sub-Tropical areas of Southern and Southeast Asia;  Myanmar
  • Leopard Geckos — Pakistan, Afghanistan, Middle East
  • Bearded Dragon — Central Australia
  • Prehensile Tailed Skink* — Solomon Islands
  • Egyptian Spiny Tailed Lizard* — Deserts of North and Northeast Africa, Middle East
  • Blue Tonged Skink — New Guinea
  • European Glass Lizard* –- Northern Eurasia
  • Whites Tree Frog — Tropical forests of Northern Australia and Indonesia
  • African Bullfrog — South Western Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe
  • Cane Toad — Central and Northern South America;  Invasive in Australia
  • Cuban Tree Frog — Rainforests of Cuba
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches — Madagascar Rainforests
  • Brazilian Flying Cockroaches* — Brazilian Rainforest
  • Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula — Scrub forests and mountain bases in Chile
  • Spiny Stick Bug* — New Guinea, New Caledonia, and the Solomon Islands
  • Giant African Millipedes — Lowlands and Rainforests of East Africa
  • Feigning Death Beetles — South Western United States
  • Hermit Crab — Tropical areas of the Indo-region, western Atlantic, and western Caribbean