Saturday, August 1st Hours

Utica Zoo is open from 10 to 2 on August 1st. Closing early to prepare for Brewfest from 6 to 9pm.

Utica Zoo Animals

The Utica Zoo cares for over 200 animals with origins from around the globe. The following are pictures of some of our animals. A full list is posted after the photos. Please note: some animals are off exhibit during the winter months and others are part of our education programs and may not always be visible.

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
  • Indonesian Blue Tounged Skink — Indonesia and New Guinea
  • Carpet Python — Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea
  • Kinkajou — Central and South America
  • 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
  • Gold Dust Day Gecko — Northern Madagascar, Australia, and the Comoros
  • Marbled Salamanders — Eastern United States
  • Egyptian Spiny Tailed Lizard* — Deserts of North and Northeast Africa, Middle East
  • 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
  • Cayuga Ducks — Domesticated;  Originated in Finger Lakes region of New York State
  • Indian Runner Ducks* — Domesticated;  Originated from the West Indies
  • Common Shelduck — Eurasia
  • Khaki Campbells —  Domesticated;  Originated in England
  • Ferruginous Pochards — Eurasia
  • 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
  • Snowy Owl — Across the Northern Hemisphere
  • Mexican Wolves — Southwestern United States and Mexico
  • Arctic Fox — Northern Hemisphere
  • Bald Eagle — Throughout North America

Children’s Zoo

  • 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
  • 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
  • Umbrella Cockatoo — Tropical Islands of 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
  • Black Crowned Night Heron — Every Continent except Australia and Antarctica
  • 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
  • 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