COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

In an abundance of caution, the Utica Zoo will be closed to the public until further notice to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We will have a core team of animal care professionals on grounds to continue to provide top level animal care to our animals. Please refer to our Facebook page for continuous updates. Thank you.

virtual family learning with family of lions

Learning is fundamental to all of our growth no matter how old we are. Learning as a family is a wonderful exercise that keeps the mind active and the fun going. Utilize some of our virtual educational resources to continue the learning at home, whether you’re in quarantine or just looking for a rainy day activity.

Animal Classifications Activity

Different animal species are classified to differentiate them from other animals. In the attached documents below, there are some key points of how animals are classified. Use these as a starting point to talk about different types of animals for each classification. Can you name 3 different types of BIRDS, MAMMALS, REPTILES, and AMPHIBIANS? How many of these animals do you know from the Utica Zoo?

What describes a BIRD

What describes a MAMMAL

What describes a REPTILE

What describes an AMPHIBIAN

Then, TAKE OUR ANIMAL CLASSIFICATIONS QUIZ!

Answer them all correctly to be entered for a chance to win day passes to the Utica Zoo once we re-open!