October 8, 2019
The Utica Zoo is home to the World’s Largest Watering Can! Certified by Guinness Book of World Records, the Watering Can is constructed of galvanized steel and weights upwards of 2000 lbs, stands 15.5 feet tall. 12 feet wide, and has an overall volume of 1,753 cubic feet!
Originally commissioned by former Utica Mayor Ed Hanna as an addition to Utica City Hall’s Hanna Park, the Watering Can
arrived at the Utica Zoo on December 5, 2000. Not only does the Watering Can serve as an impressive sculpture, but it is also
From December 5, 2000, to August 1, 2019, the Watering Can sported a flat gray paint job until the Utica Zoo logo was added
to serve as a location marker for visitors to the Utica Zoo that use the Watering Can as a photo backdrop. It has become one of
the most heavily photographed locations in the zoo.