We May Like It, But How Does the Unseasonably Warm Weather Affect Wildlife?

Although the unseasonably warm winter weather has been enjoyable for many of us here in upstate New York, it also has the potential to detrimentally effect our native wildlife. Both animals and plants are well acclimated to our local environments and changing seasons, having developed physical traits and behaviors that help them to adapt. In […]

2024 PreZooDent Candidates Announced

In preparation of the upcoming President’s Day, the Utica Zoo is announcing the 2024 candidates for their Pre-Zoo-Dential Election. Five animals are taking their chances to become the Pre-zoo-dent of the Utica Zoo. This election will decide the zoo’s next animal-leader who will showcase the important role of animal ambassadors and the zoo is looking […]

Utica Zoo Announces the Loss of Two North American Beavers

It is with great sadness that the Utica Zoo announces the passing of North American Beavers Frances and Jolene. The Utica Zoo Animal Care and Veterinary teams have been monitoring male beaver, Frances over the past few months while he exhibited a decline in health due to respiratory issues that were no longer responding to […]

Utica Zoo Prepares for 2024 AZA Accreditation

The Utica Zoo is currently in the process of preparing for its 2024 accreditation application with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Accredited institutions are required to reapply for accreditation every five years and undergo a rigorous application and inspection process. The Utica Zoo initially achieved AZA accreditation in the fall of 2018, but […]

Experience a Wild Evening at Utica Zoo’s Free Admission Night!

The Utica Zoo will be offering free admission to all visitors on Monday, July 31st from 4 – 7 PM. Community members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to explore the Utica and enjoy a fun night out with their families, at no cost.  “Free Admission Nights are a prime opportunity to enjoy […]

Introducing Dooku, the Baby Gibbon Born at the Utica Zoo in January

Utica, NY – The Utica Zoo is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated name of their newest addition, a baby gibbon born at the end of January. After much consideration and with great pleasure, they introduce “Dooku” as the chosen name for the playful primate. This exciting announcement comes with heartfelt gratitude towards the Carbone Family, […]

23rd Annual Wine in the Wilderness at the Utica Zoo

Utica, NY – The Utica Zoo is thrilled to announce the return of its highly anticipated event, the 23rd annual Wine in the Wilderness, presented by Bank of Utica on Saturday, June 3rd, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Live music will fill the air as Simple Props takes the stage. Beverages will feature a […]

Utica Zoo Announces the Birth of a Baby Gibbon

Utica, NY – The Utica Zoo is excited to announce their female, white-handed gibbon, Snowflake, gave birth to a healthy baby on Monday, January 30. This is an extraordinary circumstance because Snowflake is 35 years old, and her male companion, Yoda is 38 years old. Members of the animal care and veterinary teams have been […]

The Utica Zoo will be closed at 1:00pm on 6/1 for wine in the wilderness and will reopen with normal hours on 6/2!