Two of the newest additions to the Utica Zoo family are two Red Pandas named Roshani and Malina. They also happened to take home the honor of 'Best Animal' at the zoo. It was a close race the whole time and there were only two votes separating #1 and the runner-up.

It was the African Lions that came in 2nd place with 48 votes, two less than the pandas' 50. In a surprising twist, Eeyore the Donkey came in alone at third place as a write-in vote.

The Utica Zoo
The Utica Zoo

No matter which animal you cast your vote for all the animals living here in Utica are worthy of the title. If you haven't ever visited this CNY staple, or haven't been in a while, make some time to go as the weather becomes nicer this weekend. They are open 7 days a week and you can get more information on The Utica Zoo website.

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