Wish List

Besides the day to day cleaning and feeding of the animals, the animal keepers are also responsible for Environmental Enrichment and Training.  Environmental enrichment is the way we promote species-appropriate behavior, while giving the animals choice over their environment.  Check out the pictures below to see some examples of enrichment and training in action.  And if you are interested in being a part of our Enrichment program, you can help the animals by purchasing enrichment items for them.

Simply go to http://www.sanctuarysupplies.com/sanctuary_wishlist.asp?id=1212 .

There you will find a wishlist of items that we could use to better care for the animals here at the zoo.  You can purchase these items from Sanctuary Supplies and they will be shipped directly to the zoo.  Keep track of your donations because they are completely tax deductible!

Wishlist Items under $50:

Brazil nuts, walnuts in shell

Dried Cranberries (packaged)

Gift Cards for Petsmart, Walmart or Price Chopper

Chlorine Bleach

Sponges/scrubbers

100 and 250 Watt Ceramic Heat Emitters

Digital Thermometers and Hygrometers

Photo paper-glossy (for lazer) 8×10

Heated Water Dishes-6 in. and 12 in.

Art Supplies – Canvas, Non-toxic Paints, Brushes

Cracked Corn-bagged

Apricot Nectar

Water Bottles (16 and 32 oz.)

Feed dishes- Stainless steel, black rubber (found in feed stores)

Hand Sanitizing Gel (ex. Purrell)

Band Aid (for First Aid kits)

Copy Paper (8″ x 11″, white)

Colored Card Stock

Trash Bags (55 gallon sizes)

Paper Towels

Non-Latex or vinyl gloves (size medium and large)

Wishlist Items over $50:

Plexiglass Sheets- 1/4 ” preferred : Used to fix viewing windows

Trovan Microchip Reader : Used to read older microchips

Vari-Kennels- Animal Carrying kennels in Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes : Used for transporting animals

RubberMaid Storage Lockers : Used for storing tools and supplies

Shovels x10 : Used to clean animal areas

Large Plastic Lawn Rakes x20 : Used to clean animal areas

Golf Carts (in good working order) : Used to transport animal supplies

Truck (1/2 ton or larger, in good working order) : Used to haul manure

2007 Polaris RANGER 6X6 EFI : Used to move animal supplies longer distances

Digital Reptile and/or Gamebird Egg Incubators x20 : Used to monitor temperatures for proper care

1000 lb capacity Scale (PS-100) : Used to weigh smaller animals

5000 lb capacity Scale (WB-5000) : Used to weigh larger animals

Wheelbarrows x8 : Used to move manure

 

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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.

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10:30 AM Zoo Adventures – Happy Hibernators
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Nov 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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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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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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