Discover wild animals from across the World at the Utica Zoo. Catch the roar of the lions on African Alley (near the African vulture). Then watch Merlin the peacock strutting around the beautiful grounds. Don't be surprised if Merlin joins you for a stroll. And make sure to visit Boomer the Ostrich, who can sprint up to 43 miles an hour, bounding 10 to 16 feet in one stride. Unlike any other experience in Utica, Rome or the Mohawk Valley, you'll get closer than ever to live wild animals at the Utica Zoo. From Africa to Asia, from Canada and South America; the animals at the Zoo are here and just waiting to meet you. Located in Roscoe-Conkling Park, we're just off the beautiful Memorial Parkway in South Utica. Open YR, rain or shine or snow. Come explore and meet our animals today.