Adopt an Animal

Our Family To Yours…

The Utica Zoo Adopt an Animal Program gives you the opportunity to take care of your favorite Zoo animal!  Choose the animal that you’ve always wanted and know your contribution goes directly towards their care and well-being. As a not for profit organization, the Utica Zoo relies on YOU. Adoption is the perfect way to learn about the Zoo’s animals and is open to individuals, families, schools*, youth groups*, businesses, clubs…anyone! Makes a great gift for any age and occasion too!

Become a MEMBER and visit your chosen animal all year round!

 

Note: If paying with PayPal, please include animal selection and gifting option in the buyer notes.


Levels




>>Animal List CLICK HERE<<

Levels

Buddy Level $25: You receive an Adoption Certificate, an animal fact sheet, optional Zoo Newz subscription & recognition in Zoo Newz.

Side Kick Level $50: You receive an Adoption Certificate, an animal fact sheet, optional Zoo Newz subscription, recognition in Zoo Newz & 8X10 of chosen animal.

Companion Level $100: You receive an Adoption Certificate, an animal fact sheet, optional Zoo Newz subscription, recognition in Zoo Newz, 8X10 of chosen animal & 4 passes for one adult, child or senior admission each (Value $15.50).

Comrade Level $250: You receive an Adoption Certificate, an animal fact sheet, optional Zoo Newz subscription, recognition in Zoo Newz, 8X10 of chosen animal & a Family Membership Certificate good for one year of membership (Value $60).

Guardian Level $500+: You receive an Adoption Certificate, an animal fact sheet, optional Zoo Newz subscription, recognition in Zoo Newz, 8X10 of chosen animal, a Family Membership Certificate good for one year of membership (Value $60) & a special Animal Encounter (Value $250 and up).

>> CLICK HERE for Adopt an Animal Form <<

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $25 service charge for all returned checks.

Animals like all living things are subject to change (death, loan to another zoo, etc.) No refunds.

 

 

 

 

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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

Zoo Blog

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    Wolf Awareness Week 10/12 to 10/18
    October 14, 2014

    It’s Wolf Awareness Week at the Utica Zoo. Although they are essential to the health of the ecosystem and keeping herbivore populations in check, wolves have been the subject of intense persecution throughout the centuries, and most species are either threatened or endangered due to myths and misunderstandings. Less than 100 individuals currently live in the wild. Mexican wolves are the most endangered gray wolf subspecies in North America, and our three females; Bella, Sierra and Aztec, are among the last of their kind. After becoming extinct in the wild during the mid-1900s, Mexican wolves are finally making a small comeback in Arizona and New Mexico, but there is still a long way to go. The Utica Zoo has been Read More

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    New Female Red Panda – Ming Yue
    October 10, 2014

    The Utica Zoo introduced a new female Red Panda today. Her name is Ming Yue. She will join the male Red Panda Muse in the same exhibit.

Upcoming Events

Nov
7
Fri
10:30 AM Stroller Safari – North American...
Stroller Safari – North American...
Nov 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Stroller Safari - North American Trek
Load up your stroller and join the newest zoo adventure for your toddler or infant! Each safari includes an interactive stroller tour and an up close animal encounter. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers. The class meets outside the auditorium at 10:30am.  
Nov
13
Thu
10:30 AM Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Homeschool Program – Digging for...
Nov 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Homeschool Program - Digging for Dinosaurs
Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further homeschool studies through group activities and animal interactions. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Nov
19
Wed
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
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. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.
Nov
20
Thu
10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
Nov 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Zoo Adventures - Happy Hibernators
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. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am and lasts approximately an hour.

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