Our Animals

Utica Zoo Animals

Currently, the Utica Zoo cares for over 200 individual animals representing 99 species. In our main exhibit collection, we have over 140 individual animals representing 64 species. Some of these animals may be off exhibit during the colder months. Our Education Department cares for over 55 individual animals representing 35 species, and these animals can be seen at Birthday Parties, on Zoomobiles, and during Educational Classes & Events. The following are pictures of some of our animals. A full list is posted after the photos.

Full list of Utica Zoo Animals:

If an animal has a conservation status, it will be listed next to the species name. **Starred animals are located in more than one area**

Wildlife Hall

  • Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula – Northern Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina
  • Three-Toed Box Turtle (Vulnerable) – Eastern and Central United States
  • Eastern Box Turtle (Vulnerable) – Eastern and Central United States
  • Wood Turtle (Endangered; Special Concern in NYS) – Northeastern United States
  • Henkel’s Leaf-Tailed Gecko (Vulnerable) – Madagascar
  • Prehensile Tailed Skink – Solomon Islands
  • Mexican Beaded Lizard (Least Concern) – Western Mexico and Guatemala
  • Pine Snake (Least Concern) – Eastern North America
  • Burmese Python* (Vulnerable) – Sub Tropical areas of Southern and Southeast Asia;  Myanmar
  • Cotton Top Tamarin (Critically Endangered) – Northern South America
  • Rhinoceros Iguana (Endangered) – Hispaniola, Haiti, Dominican Replubic
  • Golden Lion Tamarin (Endangered) – Atlantic coast of Brazil

Primate Hall

  • Mexican Spider Monkey (Critically Endangered) – Mexico and South America
  • White Handed Gibbon (Endangered) – East Asia, including Thailand, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsula
  • Red Panda (Endangered) – Southern and Central Asia, the Himalayas, and southern China

 Asian Realm

  • Chinese Alligator (Critically Endangered) – Eastern China;  Only found in a small area along the Yangtze River Basin
  • Bennett’s Wallaby (Least Concern) – Eastern Australia and Tasmania
  • Visayan Warty Pig (Critically Endangered) – The Philippines
  • Reeves’ Muntjac (Least Concern) – Southeast China and Taiwan
  • Transcaspian Urial (Vulnerable) – Middle East and into India
  • Bactrian Camel – Central Asia; Mongolia, and China; Also Domesticated
  • White Naped Crane (Vulnerable) – Southeastern Asia, including Mongolia and China
  • Sulcata Tortoise (Vulnerable) – Southern edge of the Sahara Desert in Africa
  • Emus (Least Concern) – Mainland of Australia
  • Bald Eagle (Least Concern) – Throughout North America

African Alley

  • African Lion (Vulnerable) – Sub-Saharan Africa
  • African Painted Dogs (Endangered) – Southern and Southeast Africa
  • Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra (Vulnerable) – Southwest Africa and Western Angola
  • Common Ostrich (Least Concern) – Central and Southern Africa
  • Striped Hyena (Near Threatened) – Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Western India

North Trek Nature Trail

  • Canada Lynx (Least Concern) – Northern North America
  • Mexican Wolves (Endangered) – Southwestern United States and Mexico
  • Arctic Fox (Least Concern) – Northern Hemisphere
  • North American Porcupine (Least Concern) – Northern and Western North America

Children’s Zoo

  • Nigerian Dwarf Goat – Domesticated;  Originated in West Africa
  • Jacob Sheep – Domesticated;  Originated from England
  • California Sea Lion (Least Concern) – Pacific Coast of North America
  • Pallas Cat (Near Threatened) – Central Asia
  • Red Fox (Least Concern) – Northern Hemisphere
  • Barn Owl (Least Concern) – Every continent except Antarctica
  • Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig – Domesticated; Originated in Asia
  • Bantam Chicken – Domesticated; Originated from Indonesia and found in Southeast Asia
  • American Beaver (Least Concern) – Throughout North America
  • Alpaca – Domesticated;  Originated from South America
  • Zebu – Domesticated;  Originated and considered sacred in India
  • Patagonian Cavy/Mara (Near Threatened) – Central and Southern Argentina
  • Domestic Donkey — Domesticated; Originally domesticated in Northeastern Africa
  • English Spot Rabbit – Domesticated; Exact origin is uncertain but, possibly descended from a different English breed.

Educational Animals

  • Four-Toed Hedgehog (Least Concern) – Central and Eastern Africa
  • Indian Runner Duck (Least Concern) – East Indies
  • Eastern Screech Owl (Least Concern) – Eastern United States
  • Everglades Rat Snake – North America
  • African Millipede – Eastern Africa
  • Curly Haired Tarantula – Nicaragua and Costa Rica
  • North American Porcupine (Least Concern) – Northern and Western North America
  • Virginia Opossum (Least Concern) – Primarily Eastern and Southern United States, but can also be found west to Texas and in parts of Central America
  • Three Banded Armadillo (Vulnerable) – Eastern Bolivia, southwestern Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina
  • Flemish Giant Rabbit – Domesticated; Developed in Belgium
  • Chinchilla (Endangered) – Western slope of the Andes Mountains in Chile
  • Degu (Least Concern) – Lower Elevations of the Andes Mountains and grasslands in Central Chile
  • Ferret – Domesticated from the European polecat
  • African Crested Porcupine (Least Concern) – North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Hyacinth Macaw (Endangered) – Amazon Basin; South America
  • Salmon Crested Cockatoo (Vulnerable) – Moluccan Islands, between Australia and Indonesia
  • Red-Tailed Hawk (Least Concern) – Every Continent except Antarctica
  • Barred Owl (Least Concern) – Eastern North America
  • Merlin (Least Concern) – North Northern Hemisphere
  • Sumatran Chicken – Domesticated; Originated from Sumatra
  • Black Crowned Night Heron (Least Concern) – Every Continent except Australia and Antarctica
  • Indian Star Tortoise (Vulnerable) – Scrub forests of India and Sri Lanka
  • Leopard Tortoise – Savannahs of Eastern and Southern Africa;  Sudan
  • Eastern Box Turtle (Vulnerable) – Eastern and Central United States
  • Spotted Turtle (Endangered) – Eastern United States and
  • Wood Turtle (Endangered) – Northeastern United States
  • Common Snapping Turtle (Least Concern) – Everywhere East of the Rocky Mountains in the United States
  • Spiny Softshell Turtle (Least Concern) – Southern United States
  • Kenyan Sand Boa – Kenya and East Africa
  • Western Hognose Snake – Southern Canada, Central US, and Northern Mexico
  • Gray-Banded Kingsnake (Least Concern) – Chihuahuan Desert
  • Corn Snake (Least Concern) – Eastern United States
  • Brazilian Rainbow Boa — Amazon Basin
  • Ball Python (Least Concern) – North Western Africa
  • Jamaican Boas (Vulnerable) – Jamaica
  • Burmese Python (Vulnerable) – Sub-Tropical areas of Southern and Southeast Asia;  Myanmar
  • Leopard Gecko – Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and India
  • Bearded Dragon – Central Australia
  • Prehensile Tailed Skink – Solomon Islands
  • Egyptian Spiny Tailed Lizard (Vulnerable) – Deserts of North and Northeast Africa, Middle East
  • Blue Tongued Skink – New Guinea
  • Argentine Black and White Tegu (Least Concern) – South America
  • European Glass Lizard – Northern Eurasia
  • American Alligator (Least Concern) – Southeastern United States
  • Mission Golden-Eyed Tree Frogs (Least Concern) – Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela
  • Northern Leopard Frog (Least Concern) – Northern United States & Southern Canada
  • African Bullfrog (Least Concern) – South Western Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches – Madagascar
  • Brazilian Flying Cockroaches – Brazilian Rainforest
  • Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula – Nothern Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina

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