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Utica Zoo, Utica

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Utica Zoo is a regional zoo in Utica, New York, situated in a section of Roscoe Conkling Park. The City of Utica, despite owning the land, does not financially support the zoo at present. It is instead primarily funded by the Oneida County government, the New York State Natural Heritage Program, and fundraising by the zoo and private donors.
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  • Attended the zoo with 2 other adults and my 2 grandkids on 11/25/22. Very little to see and what we did see was depressing! No animals in many of the displays and other looked to be in poor... 
    Attended the zoo with 2 other adults and my 2 grandkids on 11/25/22. Very little to see and what we did see was depressing! No animals in many of the displays and other looked to be in poor...  more »
  • It's a small zoo, but quite sweet and while the enclosures aren't exactly world-class they animals do have some good enrichment and mostly have a decent amount of space. Quite a surprising range of... 
    It's a small zoo, but quite sweet and while the enclosures aren't exactly world-class they animals do have some good enrichment and mostly have a decent amount of space. Quite a surprising range of...  more »
  • Utica Zoo is a wonderful family experience for a decent price. They have many different species. A large playground area, pavilions, and great place for eats! In advance, book an exciting animal... 
    Utica Zoo is a wonderful family experience for a decent price. They have many different species. A large playground area, pavilions, and great place for eats! In advance, book an exciting animal...  more »
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  • Small but interesting zoo with several really exciting exhibits. The Mexican Grey Wolves were a big highlight for us, as they are nearly extinct. Their pack is about 1% of the entire species population. Exhibits were clean and looked spacious enough. Several exhibits are on a steep slope and might be difficult to walk to for some guests. I would have loved to see a bit more room for a few of the animals, especially the sea lions. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. It took us about 2 hours to see every animal - though we spent several minutes at each exhibit. Bring a handful of quarters if you want to feed the alpaca! There's a small (bubble gum machine style) dispenser of food.
  • The zoo has come along way since I was a child. We enjoyed it with our Grandson. They have a playground area now and a nice covered area to eat so you can get out of the sun. The monkeys and the camels were quite a hit!
  • This is a great zoo for this area. Not as good as Syracuse in my opinion, but it’s still a great place to get the family membership though, and bring the kids every couple of weeks. They recently added to the playground which came out really nice. The kids love it and it’s the perfect sized walk for out 3 year old. They are slowly renovating some exhibits, which is a huge plus. Recommend you visit this establishment if you’re in the area!
  • Everytime we visit family here we stop at the zoo it's beautiful. The animals are clearly well cared for and the staff are very compassionate about the animals as well as customer service. Can't wait to come back in the spring!!!
  • Amazing place to go as a family/an individual/a couple. Map alittle confusing but made an adventure about it! So happy we made this a stop on our trip!!! Staff extremely welcoming and helpful.

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