Welcome to the Utica Zoo Animal Care page! We will occasionally change the page with updates on new things happening at the zoo.
Currently, we are very busy with this crazy winter weather. The zoo staff has been working hard to keep the animals toasty warm (unless they want it cold!). Animal care staff are here 365 days a year. The animal keepers work daily to feed, clean, enrich and train the animals. We are also making plans for an exciting year. 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the Utica Zoo and it’s time to celebrate with us! We would love to hear your memories of the zoo from your childhood or even new memories that you make this year! You can share those memories by visiting our Facebook or Twitter pages or by sending an email to email@example.com .
If you haven’t seen our press release, our newest additions to the zoo are two young Canada Lynx that recently arrived from the New York State Zoo in Watertown, NY. The boys are getting used to their new exhibit and are still a little shy but as more people come to visit them, they will get more comfortable with visitors. You can find them up on our North Trek Trail, just before the Snowy Owls.
Even though the lynx are still young, you can see many features on them that help them to hunt for their food. Those large feet act like snow shoes to keep them from sinking deep. Come visit them soon so you can see the changes as they grow into adult lynx.