Clownfish

Clownfish

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.

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Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is proud of its relationship with Onondaga County and the wider community and of its longstanding history of providing a world class zoo to visitors from Central New York and beyond.


Friends of the Zoo is the dedicated partner of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and has been providing support to the zoo since 1970.