Utica Zoo (UZ)

Post date: Jul 6, 2014 1:10:25 PM

My wife and I enjoyed another perfect weather weekend and visit to a local zoo. This time it was the Utica Zoo in Utica, NY. They have a very nice park with a good selection of animals, including a California Sea Lion. It looks like they are also working to expand some of the enclosures and bring online some new exhibits, so we're interested to follow their progress over time. Below is a selection of photos that came out decent despite the harsh afternoon light. Enjoy!

White-naped Crane

African Lion

African Lioness and Lion

Red Fox

White Peacock

North American Porcupine (much smaller than the African Crested Porcupine)

Silver Fox

Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture

California Sea Lion (650 lbs!)

California Sea Lion kiss

The Zoo does a great job catering to the younger crowd as well, with a children's zoo, playground, learning centers, ice cream stand, and this wonderfully designed drinking fountain:

Thirsty? Just stick your head into the mouth of the lion!

For more info, visit their website: www.uticazoo.org