Donate to Utica Zoo General Fund or Special Projects

Don’t want to donate online? You can mail a check: 1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY 13501, call in a credit card: (315) 738-0472 ext. 37, or stop in our Gift Shop to make a donation.


Primate Building Campaign: “We Don’t Like it Either!”

Goal: $350,000. Capital raised: over $95,000! The Primate Building (previously called Cat Building) was built in 1927 by a $17,000 donation from the Utica Lions Club and is in need of some major updates. It currently houses our White-Handed Gibbons, Mexican Spider Monkeys, Golden Lion Tamarin, and Argentine Black and White Tegu. The bars need to go, because We Don’t Like it Either! Call Executive Director Andria Heath for more info at (315) 738-0472 ext. 41.





General Operations Fund

Utica Zoo has been a gem in the community for over 100 years. As a Non-profit organization, we rely on grants and donations from the community. No donation is too small. Thank you for supporting the Utica Zoo!





African Alley Infrastructure

African Alley is home to the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra , Ostrich, Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Serval, and our brand new Striped Hyena. This section of the Utica Zoo is in need of electricity, water, sewage, and heat.





New Red Panda & Chinese Alligator Exhibit

The new Red Panda & Chinese Alligator exhibit would be built near the current Chinese Alligator area. This would be a multi-species exhibit with both indoor and outdoor animal viewing areas.





California Sea Lion Exhibit Renovations

The California Sea Lion pool was built in 1986 and is ready for an upgrade! The Sea Lion shows have been entertaining Utica Zoo visitors for years, and still remains one of the most popular animals to view. Porter, Munchkin, and Sam would appreciate the renovations 🙂