NBT Bank is now officially a sponsor of the Utica Zoo's California Sea Lion exhibit. The Sea Lion exhibit was originally built in the early 1980's but because of wear and tear and the Sea Lion's growing family the exhibit is in need of extensive repairs and upgrades to make sure the animals are properly taken care of.

NBT Bank's donation of $1,000 will help to ensure the Sea Lion exhibit is properly renovated.

There are currently four Sea Lions at the Utica Zoo. Porter, Munchkin and their two daughters are a crowd favorite, performing two shows daily at 12:30 and 3 p.m. every day except Tuesdays.

Anyone interested in joining NBT Bank in supporting the Utica Zoo can find more information by visiting Uticazoo.org.