Clownfish and certain damselfish are the only species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone. This is due to a layer of mucus on the clownfish’s skin that makes it immune to the fish-eating anemone’s lethal sting.

Catering at the Zoo

Wish List

You can help the Rosamond Gifford Zoo by donating new, unused items from our wish list.

If you wish to donate any of these items, please contact the development office at
(315) 435-8511 x132 to make arrangements.

Thank you for your support!

  • Animal enrichment items -
    • Burlap sacks
    • Kong toys
    • Scents/spices
    • Sprinkler/mister
    • Wegmans/Lowe's/Home Depot gift cards
      (for purchase of various enrichment items)
  • Box fans
  • Hand pruners (garden)
  • Litter tongs
  • Lix-it bottles
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Pliers
  • Retractable tape measures
  • Rubbermaid cabinets
  • Vertical sprinkler
  • Screw drivers
  • Step stools
  • Velcro strips


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