As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on donations from our supporters to continue to provide the top level animal care that our animals deserve. Below are the current projects and funds we are looking to earn support for, and links to donate directly.
Are you looking to donate physical items to the Zoo? Visit our Wish List!
Utica Zoo Animal Heroes answer the call of duty to provide impactful support to the animals of the Utica Zoo on a monthly basis. When you become an Animal Hero, your monthly symbolic adoption support will help provide food, enrichment, veterinary care, exhibit upgrades, or anything else our animals may need throughout the year. Every Utica Zoo animal is available to be symbolically adopted and Animal Hero status is an incredible gift that continues to give throughout the year.
CLICK HERE to become an Animal Hero!
The Utica Zoo spends an average of $4,000 per day to operate. That includes caring for and feeding our animals, utility bills, staff payroll, maintenance, and every other expense that comes with operating a Zoo. This is not an easy feat, especially during the cold weather months when our costs outweigh our revenue. You can help take some of the cost burdens off our shoulders by making a donation to the Utica Zoo General Operations Fund. Your tax-deductible donation will be earmarked specifically for the General Operation of the Zoo and will likely be used the same day we receive it; you can really make that immediate of an impact.
CLICK HERE to make your donation today!
Our primate building was originally built in 1927 and was one of the first original structures on the Zoo grounds. Over 90 years later, the building needs to be renovated, exhibits updated, and more of the space converted to be usable. Your support will allow us to continue with our current work and provide new exhibits for our Primates, add new species, develop new Keeper care areas, and generally bring the building into the 21st century.
Watch our campaign video below and donate to the Campaign via GoFundMe!
Our general donation fund specifically for the needs and care of our animals. Includes food, enrichment, bedding, veterinary care, or anything our animals may need.