It's the great Pumpkin Smash of 2023! Watch throughout the day as our animals enjoy pumpkin enrichment!

What is enrichment?
Enrichment is the way we promote species-appropriate behavior while giving the animals choice over their environment. So, on Halloween Day our keepers will be giving pumpkins to a variety of our animals for them to interact with. Pay us a visit to see how our animals react!

What time should you come to the zoo? Here is a “Smash Schedule” for when our animals will be receiving their enrichment:

Smash Schedule:

10:30 am     African Lions
11:00 am     Warty Pigs
11:30 am     Bactrian Camels
12:00 pm    Striped Hyena
12:30 pm     North American River Otters
1:00 pm       Beaver
2:15pm        Spider Monkeys
2:45 pm       White-Naped Cranes & Muntjac
3:30 pm       Bantam Chickens

The Utica Zoo will be closed at 1:00pm on 8/3 for BREWFEST and will reopen with normal hours on 8/4!