Love is in the air at the Utica Zoo. Meet Charlie and Helen the golden-headed lion tamarins.

Helen came to the Utica Zoo from the Dallas World Aquarium. This is her first week on exhibit, and as you can tell from the video Helen and Charlie are getting along very well. Some might say they are Utica's hottest new couple.

Golden-headed lion tamarins are found only in Brazil. Due to habitat destruction, they are confined to the southern part of the state of Bahia, Brazil.

Are you a member of the Utica Zoo?

Becoming a member at the Utica Zoo is easy and beneficial!  Members visit more frequently and attend more zoo events. Increased membership numbers help with applying for grants. Grant money and donations help pay for upgrades at the Utica Zoo. Upgrades will eventually lead to AZA accreditation. Becoming a member of the Utica Zoo translates to upgrades, new animals, more educational experiences, and helps us in the conservation of endangered species. You also get to participate in special events like this.

Utica Zoo Memberships include the following:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to the cardholder for one year
  • 10% discount in the Utica Zoo Gift Shop
  • Free or reduced admission to zoos & aquariums across the USA and Canada. 2015
  • Reciprocal List
  • Birthday Party, Education program, and class discounts
  • Free or reduced admission to select premier events
  • Access to Voss’ at the Zoo spring to fall

Utica Zoo reciprocates with over 175 other zoos across the USA and Canada. This agreement allows the members of reciprocal zoos to receive free admission to the Utica Zoo.


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