December 8, 2020
The 2021 Utica Zoo calendar is now available for purchase at the Zoo’s gift shop. In October, the Zoo began looking for submissions from the community to develop the calendar as a way to generate revenue. After receiving many submissions, an independent panel of judges chose their top entries to be included in the calendar. Photo submissions were only required to be taken at the Zoo or of Zoo animals.
The sales of the community-generated calendar, produced by local partner PJ Green, will directly benefit the animals of the Zoo throughout the winter. Due to COVID-19, the Zoo reported being down over $1 million in revenue for the year; a grim starting point to the winter season where the Zoo’s expenses outweigh their revenue.
“It was wonderful to receive so many photo submissions for the calendar and to be able to see the Zoo through the eyes of our visitors”, said Mark Simon, Visitor Experience and Marketing Manager for the Utica Zoo. “We are very thankful for all of the talented visitors who shared their photos with us, and we hope the calendar will be a welcome addition to our community’s homes and offices.”
The calendar is available for purchase in the Utica Zoo Gift Shop for a retail price of $9.99.