Animal Care

Welcome to the Utica Zoo Animal Care page!  We will occasionally change the page with updates on new things happening at the zoo.

Spring may actually be here!  We are actively working to clean up from the winter that seemed to never end.  It was an exceptionally cold winter up on the hill and there are still patches of snow in shady spots.  But we are warming up and with the warmer weather comes new and exciting things for the zoo.  The animal department is preparing for some new additions coming soon!  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 .

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.

Another new addition is two young female Arctic Fox.  They came to us from the Como Park Zoo in Minnesota.  These sisters are ready to greet visitors up on the North Trek Nature Trail.  They now live in the exhibit that formerly housed “Sherlock” the Red Fox.  He has since moved to a spiffy new home down in Children’s Zoo.

Remember, there’s lots to see and lots to do at the Utica Zoo.

Hours & Admission

April 1- October 31: Open 10AM til 4:45 PM
November 1 - 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

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