It's National Zoo Lover's Day and it reminds us how lucky we are to have an amazing zoo of our own right here in Utica, NY. Every day the people at the zoo are making more and more progress in renovating old buildings, bringing in new animals, and constantly making the zoo experience even better. The toughest question is what the best animal is at The Utica Zoo?

Voting for your favorite animal goes on all weekend long until 10 a.m. on Monday, April 11th, 2016. Winner will be announced at 11:15 a.m. the same morning.

Your continued support of this amazing asset to our community is always appreciated and much of the success the zoo is seeing is a result of people who contribute to fund raisers, coming to the zoo, and attending one of the many great events offered there annually. Their big project going on currently is in an effort to remodel the primate building. It's a clever name too. They call it the "We Don't Like it Either!!" campaign. You can donate to that on their website.

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