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The Utica Zoo
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1 Utica Zoo Way Utica, NY 13501, United States
1 Utica Zoo WayUSNew YorkUtica13501
ZooToday 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 4:45 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 4:45 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 4:45 pmThursday 10:00 am – 4:45 pmFriday 10:00 am – 4:45 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 4:45 pmSunday 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
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Small year-round zoo featuring over 200 animals plus guided tours & kids' programs.- Google
"The cost for snowshoe rental is very reasonable and winter rates are reduced."
"The Zoo also offers summer kids programs and year round events to attend."
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Robert Jubenville
a year ago
I took my two granddaughter (9 and 5) for snowshoeing on North Trek and they had a great time. The cost for snowshoe rental is very reasonable and winter rates are reduced.
Mohamed Kamara
3 months ago
A Google User
4 years ago
If you like small zoos that allow for a more personal experience with the animals and not a lot of annoying advertisements then this is the place for you! Being a self-professed zoo aficionado I have a special place in my heart for this zoo, which creates more of a natural atmosphere for its residents :) From the snowy owls that you can see on the nature hiking path (not something you find in the more commercialized, bigger zoos), to the peacocks that roam around the campus, to the signs on the trees denoting what species posted by the local boy scout troop, and to the friendly staff willing to help or answer any questions, one can really get a sense of community and caring. I would/have recommend(ed) the Utica Zoo to anyone who loves animals and isn't looking for the "big box" mindset when it comes to zoos. Have fun and enjoy! :)
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A Google User
4 years ago
If you are touring North American zoos and have just been to San Diego, Toronto, Chicago and New York you may be disappointed. On the other hand, if you like seeing well maintained animals in a natural setting, enjoy interacting with more animals than people, and appreciate a lack of commercalism then this is the zoo for you. We took our 10 year old granddaughter and a picnic lunch last Friday to the zoo. We enjoyed hiking the trails and the exhibits with raised decks for an interesting look at the camels. It took about 2 hours to tour the zoo.
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Logan Haynes
9 months ago
I am come there tomorday Hulk mad!
A Google User
3 years ago
This is s wonderful, smaller zoo. The animals are very well cared for and you are able to get up close and personal with them. Staff is nearby, friendly and always willing to answer questions. The Zoo also offers summer kids programs and year round events to attend. I came here as a child and still love to come especially now that I have kids.
A Google User
2 years ago
My trip there was ruined when I made my final stop going around the "loop," looking down into a structure resembling a drained below-ground pool, and seeing a bear trapped inside. Don't get me wrong, I am not an animal rights activist or an extremist of any variety, but the conditions this bear lives in are deplorable. The bear has a TINY area with no view in which to spend his entire life, and he has apparently developed some kind of neurotic condition where he rocks back and forth all the time. The hair on his behind has worn off from this constant rocking motion. He is clearly distressed and living a miserable existence. It was intensely troubling to see. That bear needs to be euthanized, and they need to never bring in another to replace it. If they did, it'd be humane to lobotomize it first. That bear would truly be better off dead. I thought the Utica Zoo was great up until I stumbled upon the tortured bear... at that moment I realized whoever runs this place really doesn't care about animals at all... what greed could drive a person to put an intelligent mammal in a circumstance that would shatter its mind, for our amusement?
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A Google User
4 years ago
It is a waste of money. It is way to small for the expensive price


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