The Utica Zoo welcomes 2 miniature 3-year-old donkeys. 

These little ladies are an adorable addition at the Utica Zoo. They will be calling the Utica Zoo home until the Fall. Arya (black) and Sansa (white) are Jennies that love people. They can form lasting bonds with humans much like dogs do. Their intelligence is superior to all other farm animals and with good nutrition can live as long at 35 years.

Arya and Sansa are both expecting! Gestation takes about a year and birthing problems are very uncommon. The donkeys are friendly and love it when you pet them! We hope to see the foals soon.

All the animals and creatures are doing fine at the zoo after all the flooding. All we noticed was a little debris on some of the paths.

Go visit the Utica Zoo today they're open daily from 10 am-4:45 pm.

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.
  • 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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