Valentine’s Adoptions at the Utica Zoo

The season of LOVE is here and we think that special someone in your life deserves to receive a WILD Valentine! This year, we have put together a fun way to show that special someone how much, or little, you care about them!

Have you and your significant other been together for years? Our White-handed gibbons, Yoda and Snowflake, have been together 25 years and know how hard it is to find a unique gift! Symbolically adopt the animal that best represents your love. Or show the foxy love in your life how much you care and adopt one of our Red Foxes, Sherlock or Moriarty, in their honor. Your support will directly impact the care provided for them!

Valentine’s Day is not just for those lucky in love, even all the single folks can support the Utica Zoo and show your snake of an ex that you are better off without them! Adopt our 15+ foot long Burmese pythons and we will send them their special gift featuring the snake of your choice!

For the love that will never die, an adoption of our Hissing Cockroaches will get your lucky one a Valentine’s Day they will never forget!

  • For $50, your lucky one will receive a virtual Valentine’s Day card, a personalized adoption certificate, and a fact sheet on the animal of your choice
  • For $20, receive a virtual Valentine’s Day card from the animal of your choice


Our animals will receive their Valentine’s Weekend enrichment items on Saturday and Sunday, February 13th & 14th, so make sure you come for a visit with your special someone! After all the Utica Zoo is a great place for a date!

*Purchases must be made by February 12, 2021 for items to be received on Valentine’s Day*

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