4th Place: Bennett's Wallaby (the Rabbit)

The next animal to finish the race was the rabbit, who became the fourth animal in the lunar calendar due to its speed. Crossing the river did prove to be a challenge, but it was able to do so by hoping across on stones and a floating log.

Although wallabies and rabbits are not related, both animals share one distinguishing feature: They move by jumping! Wallabies, like kanagaroos and opossums, are marsupials, meaning they carry their young in a pouch. When a wallaby baby is born, they are about the size of a jellybean and will spend the first 9 months of their life in the pouch!

Continue your journey at the Beaded Lizard exhibit.

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