International Conservationist for African Painted Dog Hosted by Utica Zoo

Utica, NY ­– The Utica Zoo will host Wilton Nsimango of Painted Dog Conservation from Zimbabwe on Saturday, August 13th for an African painted dog centric event with a presentation by Nsimango as the event’s keynote speaker.  The day will include multi-age activities, presentations, and opportunities to become involved in international conservation efforts on behalf […]

Baby Zebra Born to Zecora at the Utica Zoo

Utica, NY ­– The Utica Zoo is sharing the exciting news-the birth of a female zebra.  The Hartmann’s mountain zebra was born to Zecora  on Saturday, July 30th.  Zecora had been with a male zebra at her previous zoo, where they suspected successful breeding occurred. As gestation for this species is 12 months, zoo animal […]

Utica Zoo’s 23rd Annual Brewfest Saturday August 6th

Utica, NY ­– Brewfest, held on Utica Zoo Grounds, is the zoo’s largest annual fundraiser.  All proceeds benefit the animals of the Utica Zoo.  This year’s ticket will include more than 120 craft beers, ciders, seltzers, wine samples, wine slushies and malt beverages on tap.   Additionally, live music by Vinyl Logics and Soup Bone Charlie, […]

Kookie’s to Open Third Location at Utica Zoo

Utica, NY – President of Mohawk Valley Garden Robert Esche, along with Andria Heath, Executive Director of the Utica Zoo, announced today that Kookie’s will partner with the Utica Zoo and open their third location at Polly’s, the zoo’s concession outfit. This will be Kookie’s third location, and second opening this month, along with Kookie’s […]

Utica Zoo Opens Sponsorship Opportunities for Annual Events

Utica, NY – The Utica Zoo is known for annual signature events for adults and families alike such as  Wine in the Wilderness each June, Brewfest each August, and the Fall season’s two-day Spooktacular/Harvestfest.  Newly added over the past few years is Sunset Sips running each Friday night in July through the end of August […]

Snow Much Fun at the Utica Zoo! – 2022 Snowshoe Season Kicks Off

UTICA – Recent snow accumulation heralds the 2022 snowshoe season at the Utica Zoo. The UZ Snowshoe trail is a path that winds through the woods from Zebra View Pavilion, up to North Trek Trail and into the woods again before finishing off near the African Lion habitat. The entire hike is approximately one mile […]

Devastated – Utica Zoo in Mourning Over Loss of Muse

UTICA, NY, December 28, 2021 – The Utica Zoo is in mourning over the sudden loss of its red panda, Muse. According to Zoo staff, the 10-year-old male showed no signs of illness leading up to his death that occurred before the Christmas holiday.  Preliminary results from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine indicates Muse […]

Utica Zoo Mourns the Loss of Red Panda

UTICA – The Utica Zoo is mourning the unexpected loss of one of its beloved red pandas, Ming Yue, on Monday, October 11. The female red panda showed no signs of illness or distress leading up to Monday. Zoo officials do not yet have a cause of death. A necropsy is being performed at Cornell […]