Upcoming Events & News
Otter Return Featured
We are excited to announce the return of the otters, Otis and Ricky, on July 13, 2016.
For the past several months, the two otters have vacationed at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, while a new off-exhibit home and other work were completed for them at the Thompson Park Zoo.
Otis and Ricky will not be available for public viewing for a few weeks while they acclimate to the refurbished exhibit before going out on display full-time. But, you might be one of the lucky few to see them during their acclimation process.
The work included installing a new off-exhibit holding area, repairs to the exhibit’s pond, its glass pane, ultraviolet lights and a water heater. The exhibit’s filtration system also was upgraded.
We would like to thank the community for their patience during the refurbishment and for their generosity. All renovations and exhibits are made possible by generous supports and zoo-goers like yourself. THANK YOU!
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Members Only Event Featured
The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park invites all members to join us on July 13, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to enjoy the Zoo after hours. Keepers will be available to chat about your favorite animal residents, orchestrate feeding demonstrations and on exhibit enrichment. The Zoo is providing all members with a light refreshment.
This is a members only event. Not a member or want to renew? Visit www.nyszoo.org/membership or call 315.782.6180 today.
Holiday gift ideas Featured
Thinking about making your holiday giving go even further? Adopt a Zoo Animal! Not only will you be getting some great items for the people in your life, you will also be helping out a local non-profit. What a win-win situation!
Check out the options here- www.nyszoo.org/adopt
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