Our Animals

The Utica Zoo cares for over 200 animals with origins from around the globe.  The following is a list of the species we house.  Click on those highlighted to see additional information.  Please note: some animals are off-exhibit during the winter months and others are part of our education programs so may not always be visible.

African Crested Porcupine

African Lion

African Spurred Tortoise (Sulcatta)

Alpaca

American Beaver

American Toad

Bactrian Camel

Bald Eagle

Ball python

Barn Owl

Bennett’s Wallaby

Blackbuck

Black-crowned Night Heron

Blue-tongued Skink

Box Turtle

Burmese  Python

Cairo Spiny Mouse

California Sea Lion

Canada Lynx

Caribbean Giant Cockroach

Cayuga Duck

Chilean Rose Tarantula

Chinese Alligator

Common Shelduck

Corn Snake

Cotton-top Tamarin

Domestic Donkey

Emu

Ferret

Flemish Giant Rabbit

Giant Day Gecko

Gila Monster

Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden-headed Lion Tamarin

Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra

Hyacinth Macaw

Indian Runner Duck

Jacob Sheep

King Snake

Kinkajou

Leopard  Gecko

Leopard  Tortoise

Long-tailed Chinchilla

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Mandarin Duck

Mexican Spider Monkey

Mexican Wolf

Nigerian Dwarf Goat

North American Porcupine

Ostrich

Pine Snake

Pot Bellied Pig

Prehensile-tailed Skink

Pueblan Milk Snake

Pygmy Hedgehog

Rainbow boa

Red fox

Red Panda

Red-tailed Hawk

Rhinoceros  Iguana

Ring-tailed Lemurs

Rose Hair Tarantula

Rosy Boa

Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture

Salmon-crested Cockatoo

Serval

Snapping Turtle

Snowy Owl

Spiny Lizard

Spiny-tailed Lizard (Egyptian Uromastyx)

Star Tortoise

Stick bug

Sugar glider

Umbrella Cockatoo

White-handed Gibbon

White-naped Crane

White’s Tree  Frog

Whooper Swan

Wood Turtle

Zebu

Hours and Admisson

April 1 to October 31: Open 10AM until 4:45 PM
November 1 to March 31: Open 10AM, admission/gift shop closes at 3PM & Zoo gates close at 4PM

Admission 4/1- 10/31 11/1- 3/31 & Group
Child 3-12 $4.75 $2.50
Adult 13-61 $7.75 $4.25
Senior 62+, Military, College w/ ID $6.75 $3.50

Upcoming Events

Dec
31
Wed
11:00 AM Happy Zoo Year
Happy Zoo Year
Dec 31 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Happy Zoo Year
On New Years Eve (Wednesday, December 31st) the Utica Zoo will be celebrating “Happy Zoo Year” from 11 to 1 pm in the Auditorium. Madagascar the movie will be shown on a projector screen. Kids will be able to participate in arts & crafts, and animal meet & greets. There will be a Hot Chocolate toast at Noon with free cookies on the side. Regular Winter Admission. Free for Members. The Utica Zoo is open on New Years Day.
Jan
8
Thu
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Over and Under ...
Zoo Adventures – Over and Under ...
Jan 8 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Over and Under the Snow
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. Child admission included and Adults are free. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Jan
15
Thu
10:30 AM Homeschool Program – Neat Feet
Homeschool Program – Neat Feet
Jan 15 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Homeschool Program - Neat Feet
Our interactive classes help to further home school studies through group activities and animal interactions. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. Child admission included and Adults are free . The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Jan
23
Fri
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Snowballs
Zoo Adventures – Snowballs
Jan 23 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Snowballs
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks! Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. Child admission included and Adults are free. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.

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Zoo Blog

  • Santa takes a photo with a child at the Utica Zoo Holiday Hoot.
    Holiday Hoot 2014

    December 14th, 2014 – The Utica Zoo welcomed Santa Claus and visitors to the annual Holiday Hoot today. Children were able to get their pictures taken with Santa by Whitesboro Fun Pix, and also let Santa know what they wanted for Christmas. Chuck E. Cheese stopped by to give tokens to kids, and take photos as well. Docents and educational staff brought out animals that the whole family could interact with. The mild temperatures made it a perfect day to walk around the Utica Zoo and see all the animals on exhibit. Children participated in arts and crafts in the Auditorium. Visitors enjoyed hot chocolate and coffee, along with free cookies and candy. People brought gifts for our animals from Read More

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