In the Mohawk Valley you can find a historic park in the largest city in the area, the Utica Zoo is situated on 80 acres in historic Roscoe-Conkling Park in Utica, New York. Founded in 1914 the zoo will be soon celebrating it's 100th Anniversary in 2014, and has been going thru a revitalization. My wife Jamie and I recently took a trip to the zoo on a pleasant afternoon to see how the zoo had been doing since our last visit. Unfortunately our Zoo memberships from the Syracuse zoo are not recognized because the Utica Zoo lost its American Zoo Association (AZA) accreditation several years back. As stated before though the zoo has been experiencing its best years in a long time thanks to new leadership and vision, new exhibits and animals have been added along with minor changes as well.