Chris and Olivia drove all the way to The Utica Zoo from Stamford, CT. Why did they drive the 3 hours and 45 minutes to visit our cities zoo? The Red Panda Encounter of course! This popular new attraction has brought in visitors from as far as Minnesota and Florida. for Olivia it was an awesome journey to interact with an incredible animal, but Chris had a different plan in mind.

It was back in November, 2015 that Chris decided to book the trip. He contacted the zoo to make a reservation for the Red Panda Encounter. Finally, the weekend arrived and what a beautiful weekend it was. Not only was the sun shining, but love was in the air as Olivia got the surprise of her life. Her partner of three years decided to drop down on one knee and ask her to marry him. Of course, she said Yes! What an amazing story that someone from just under four hours away will remember the rest of their lives. They will forever remember The Utica Zoo and the part it played in their love story.


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