UTICA, NY – Utica Zoo has finally welcomed New Year’s Sunday, by combining their traditional New Year’s Eve Celebration with the Chinese Zodiac New Year celebration.
The animals were given balls filled with nutritious pastries in celebration of Zoodiac. There is also a scavenger hunt around the zoo linking all the animals to a corresponding zodiac sign.
“We’ve provided a special addition to our Zebu as we’re saying goodbye to the Year of the Ox this year, and we’ve also provided some fun additions to our Spiders as they always love to get rich,” said Chief Education Specialist Kathleen McGill.
“Sometimes we enrich the animals with food, sometimes we don’t. It’s all about something new and different in their environment that they can enjoy and experience.”