The Utica Zoo will be discounting Memberships and Renewals $5 off from Black Friday to Giving Tuesday (11/28 to 12/2). $5 discount only available at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop which is open from 10am to 3pm.Â View all Utica Zoo Membership options atÂ http://uticazoo.org/membership/
Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of animals through storybooks!Â Each session includes a story, animal meet and greet, snack, and activity.Â The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members. Child admission included and Adults are free. The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
Dangerous Defenses-December programs will focus on the different ways animals keep themselves safe.Â Tarkington Moose is losing his antlers! What can he do? Find out as zoo educators read a fun story and introduce you to a couple of education animals. Free with admission. 10:30am in the Auditorium.
Our interactive classes help to further home school studies through group activities and animal interactions. The cost is $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for non-members.Â Child admission included and Adults are free . The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am.
The Utica Zoo has a brand new window for the Bactrian Camels. Every day at 11:30am we open up the doors for a keeper talk and feeding. The window is at the bottom of the ramp going up to our overlook, so you are actually at face level with the camels. Visitors that come to this feeding get to see the camels eat their daily produce diet. Their snacks consist of bananas, carrots, lettuce, yams, and apples. You will be just a few feet away from them and be able to learn more about the Bactrian Camel species, and specifically about Nigel and Najla. We have gotten a wonderful response from everyone with this new window. Most people are shocked Read More
Itâ€™s Wolf Awareness Week at the Utica Zoo from 10/12 to 10/18. 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 Read More
The Utica Zoo introduced a new female Red Panda today (October 8th, 2014). Her name is Ming Yue. She will join the male Red Panda Muse in the same exhibit. Q&A with Zoo Keeper Beth Ricci Why did we get a new Red Panda?Â We were recommended to bring Ming Yue to Utica as part of the Red Panda Species Survival Plan, which is a breeding and transfer plan. She was recommended to breed with our resident male, Muse. Where is Ming Yue from? Â She came to us from the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, NY What is the breeding season? Â Breeding occurs in winter, generally January-February. Breeding season is affected by photoperiod.Â Photoperiodism is the physiological reaction of organisms to the Read More