Lions And Zoos

The Utica Zoo invites you to meet the new baby, Zara.

If you’re heading to the Spooktacular at the Utica Zoo this weekend, be sure to stop by and see the latest addition to the animal family.

Zara the baby zebra, called foal, was born at the Utica Zoo on July 30. said. Andria Health of the Utica Zoo told WIBX 950 that when Zecora arrived in Utica last October, she was pregnant.

The name Zara translates to “shine,” Heath said.

Zara – baby zebra at the Utica Zoo, courtesy of the Utica Zoo

Zara – baby zebra at the Utica Zoo, courtesy of the Utica Zoo

The zoo’s annual Halloween celebration, Spooktacular, is scheduled for this weekend – October 22 and 23 only.

This happens on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Regular admission prices apply and members can enter for free, but there is an additional $4 fee to join the Spooktacular celebration, she said.

Part of the Spooktacular event will include LIVE music, with Max Scialdone on Saturday and Happy Hags on Sunday, Health said.

Zeora and Zara, courtesy of Utica Zoo

Zeora and Zara, courtesy of Utica Zoo

The Utica Zoo was recently closed for much of the week, pending recertification from the USDA. However, after being closed four days To comply with visiting regulations, the Utica Zoo reopened on September 30.

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Zara the baby zebra, called foal, was born at the Utica Zoo on July 30. said. Andria Health of the Utica Zoo told WIBX 950 that when Zecora arrived in Utica last October, she was pregnant.