10th Place: Bantam Chicken (the Rooster)

The last animal to use the raft to finish was the rooster. The rooster was actually the first one to find the raft and decided to share it with the other two animals, though in part it was probably because it’d be difficult for a chicken to push and steer a raft across the river! This makes the rooster the tenth animal in the lunar cycle.

Chickens are the most common bird species in the world, and there are over 150 species of chickens. Female chickens are called hens, whereas male chickens are called roosters. Roosters tend to be larger than hens and have more elaborate plumage. They also are known for their distinctive crow, which they use to establish territory.

Continue your journey at the African Painted Dog exhibit.

The Utica Zoo will be closed at 1:00pm on 6/1 for wine in the wilderness and will reopen with normal hours on 6/2!