Utica Zoo holding $10K raffle fundraiser to benefit red pandas

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The Utica Zoo is holding a raffle to raise money and awareness for red pandas.

Posted: Sep 30, 2021 4:36 PM
Updated: Sep 30, 2021 4:37 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Utica Zoo is holding a raffle to raise money and awareness for red pandas.

The Forever Forest Fundraising Raffle features a grand prize of $10,000. Other prizes will also be awarded leading up to the grand prize drawing on Dec. 23.

The other prizes include:

  • Animal Encounter – Up to $75 Value
    • Drawing Oct. 1
  • Family Membership + Swag Bag to 2022 Brewfest or Wine in the Wilderness
    • Drawing Oct. 22
  • Cash Prize of $1,500
    • Drawing Nov.19

The winners of the smaller prizes will still be eligible to win the grand prize.

The proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Utica Zoo’s new red panda exhibit, and go toward conservation efforts made through the Red Panda Network.

Tickets are $25 each or five for $100, and can be purchased at any of the following locations:

  • Utica Zoo Gift Shop
  • Chanatry’s in Utica
  • Desantis Meat Market & Deli in Barneveld
  • Desantis Adirondack Discount Beverage Center in Barneveld
  • Gems Along the Mohawk in Herkimer
  • Mazzaferro’s Meats & Deli in Rome
  • Melrose Supermarket in Frankfort
  • Zipp Hardware in Dolgeville

For more information on the raffle, click here.

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