Press Room

Welcome to the Utica Zoo Press Room! Here you will find press releases and stories featuring the Zoo. Click on the links below to view PDF releases and news sites.

MEDIA: Please contact MikeBeck, Communications Coordinator at mike.beck@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 Ext.49

Utica Zoo Presents Sinnott Award 1/10/2014

Utica Zoo Seeks “Green” Vendors for Earth Day Event 1/3/2014

Utica Zoo Welcomes New Canada Lynx 12/12/2013

Holiday Hoot at the Utica Zoo 12/4/2013

Think of the Utica Zoo When Shopping This Small Business  Saturday 11/18/2013

Utica Zoo Named Winner in Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program 11/15/2013

Changing Seasons at the Utica Zoo; What to Expect 11/4/2013

Utica Zoo Presents Pumpkin Play Day! 11/1/2013

Utica Zoo Announces 2013 Fall Docent Class 10/29/2013

Utica Zoo Named Finalist in Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program 10/9/2013

26th Annual Spooktacular 10/7/2013

Utica Zoo Seeks Candy Station Sponsors for the 26th Annual Spooktacular! 9/27/2013

A Zoo of a Summer!  8/12/2013

Utica Observer Dispatch – 15th Brewfest adds beer tent, attracts more people

Brewfest 2013  7/26/2013

WKTV – New line-up of animals at Utica Zoo

The Utica Zoo Announces New Exhibits and Additions! 7/17/2013

WKTV – Leftover food from Boilermaker post-race party donated to zoo

Rome Observer – Boliermaker leftover produce donated to Utica Zoo

WIBX – Boliermaker and Utica Zoo Combine To Go Green

Runner’s World – Utica Boliermaker Donates Leftover Fruit to Zoo

Boilermaker Sustainability Supports the Utica Zoo 7/15/2013

CBS Philly – History and Adventure Travel Guide: 48 Hours in the Mohawk Valley

Utica Observer Dispatch – Zoo welcomes local agencies

Zoo Days Tuesdays for June 18 2013 6/14/2013

Father’s Day at the Utica Zoo 6/13/2013

CNY Central – ‘Bucket List’ items to be crossed off this week by Utica teen with life threatening illness

Little Falls Times – Zoo observes cubs, pups birthdays

Utica Observer Dispatch – 2 lion cubs and sea lion celebrating first birthday at zoo

WKTV – Utica Zoo celebrates trio of one-year birthdays

Utica Zoo Celebrates First Birthdays for Coky, Murphy & Zoey 6/4/2013

Wine in the Wilderness 2013 5/23/2013

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Utica Zoo 5/9/2013

Utica Observer Dispatch – Vintage vehicles sought for event

WKTV -Waster Bunny shows up at Utica Zoo

Utica Observer Dispatch – iSpy Eggstravaganza at Utica Zoo

Utica Observer Dispatch – With plenty of events, no need to hunt for fun at Easter event

Eggstravaganza 2013 3/25/2013

WKTV -Snowshoe at the Zoo

WKTV -Utica Zoo participates in “Acts of Kindness” movement

WKTV -Donation Helps Boost Construction of Utica Zoo’s Red Fox Exhibit

WKTV -Santa visits Utica Zoo for special event

Madison County Courier -Utica Zoo Presents Sinnott Award

New Red Fox Exhibit 12/4/2012

Utica Zoo Celibates the Season with Pumpkins for Animals! 10/31/2012

WKTV- Utica Zoo Takes Preparations for Hurricane Sandy

Utica Observer Dispatch – Halloween Spirit Nestles in at Annual Utica Zoo Event

Utica Zoo Presents 25th Annual Spooktacular! 10/23/2012

WIBX – Utica Zoo Offering Edzoocation Courses This Fall

Utica Zoo Announces Fall Program Schedule 9/25/2012

WKTV- Keepers From Utica Zoo Among More Than 200 Worldwide to Attend Conference

Last Free Admission Night of the Summer 9/7/2012

WIBX- Utica Zoo Babies Make Their Public Debut

Utica Zoo African Lion Cubs and California Sea Lion Pup Now on Exhibit! 9/7/2012

Utica Zoo Presents Annual Brewfest! 7/31/2012

Palm Springs Golf to Give Utica Zoo All Proceeds of Days Business! 6/25/2012

Free Admission for Dads this Father’s Day Weekend! 6/15/2012

First Free Admission Monday Night of 2012! 6/8/2012

Utica Zoo Announces Extended Summer Hours 5/24/2012

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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

  • ming yue
    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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