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 […]

Bittersweet: The Zoo Wishes Farewell Along with a Warm Welcome this Fall

Utica Zoo Prepares for Decommission of Sea Lion Exhibit, Welcomes New Female Zebra from Disney Visitors to see future expansion and updates in the coming year Much like the 2015 “We Don’t Like it Either!” renovation campaign for the White -handed Gibbon pair, the Utica Zoo recognized that the California Sea Lion exhibit did not provide […]

Forever Forests Fundraising Raffle

At Utica Zoo’s International Red Panda Day, we kicked off our Forever Forests Fundraising Raffle with a grand prize of $10,000 announced on Dec. 23! We can’t wait to see you as we celebrate and raise funds & awareness for the red panda! TICKET LOCATIONS:1) Utica Zoo Gift Shop2) Chanatry’s in Utica3) Desantis Meat Market […]

Utica Zoo Offers Chance to Win $10,000!

The Forever Forest Raffle benefits the Zoo and Red Panda conservation efforts Utica, NY – Utica Zoo is hosting the Forever Forest Fundraiser raffle with a chance at a grandprize of $10,000! Tickets are $25 each or $100 for five. Additional prizes will be drawnthroughout the campaign and the grand prize will be drawn at the conclusion […]

New Exclusive Wine Event Planned! Wine in the Wilderness Returns 2022

If 2020 was the year we at the Utica Zoo had to close our gates and postpone events, this year is our chance to create even more opportunities for outdoor fun and entertainment! We’re excited to announce that we’re adding Spirits on Safari, an after-hours, adult-only wine, brew, and spirits event to kick off Spooktacular Harvest […]

Renowned Animal Care Expert Jay Pratte Joins Utica Zoo

The Utica Zoo is excited to announce Jay Pratte as the organization’s new director of animal care, conservation, and education. Pratte is internationally known for his training, enrichment, and welfare work with species across the globe. He has been an animal caregiver for over three decades, focusing on behavioral management and welfare standards. Positive reinforcement […]

Beaversprite Helps Zoo Fulfill Its Mission

Read about Utica Zoo’s conservation, education center, Beaversprite, nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks – fulfilling its mission and legacy of wildlife protection and awareness. Link to article Beaversprite OD pdf

Mid-Winter Break at the Utica Zoo

Mid-Winter School Break has arrived again and the Utica Zoo has in-person and virtual options to keep your kids active and learning! Check out our Guided Expeditions and Virtual ZooMobiles! In-Person Guided Expeditions The Utica Zoo wants to keep you active! From Monday, February 15-Friday, February 19, we will be offering guided zoo expeditions to […]

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 […]