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Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger

Tigers are the largest of the wild cats and the Amur tiger is the largest of the tiger species. They range in size from 400 to 700 pounds for adult males and 200 to 300 pounds for females.

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Membership FAQs

What does my membership include?

  • Unlimited admission to the zoo for a full year
  • Subscription to MyZoo Magazine, our full color zoo publication
  • Discounts on education programs and special events
  • Gift Shop discount

What do I bring when I come to the Zoo?

Please bring your valid member card and ID for the fastest service.  If you forget your member card please stop at the Membership Desk with your ID and we will issue a day pass.

At what age do I need to add my children/grandchildren to my membership?

At age three your children/grandchildren need to be included on your membership. Children two and under are admitted to the zoo free of charge.

How long can I include my children/grandchildren on my membership?

Children/grandchildren may be on your membership up to age 18. 

Who can use my card?

Only the adult(s) named on the cards may use the card for admission. If your child is coming without you, please call ahead of time or stop at the membership desk for a child only pass.

What if my membership includes guests?

Guests must always accompany an adult named on the membership.

How will I know when to renew?

We will send a renewal notice for your convenience through the mail.

Can I use my membership at other zoos?

Yes. You will receive discounted admission at the institutions listed on your reciprocal list. Please visit for an up-to-date list. If you have any questions regarding admission to another facility, please contact them directly. 

What if I lose my card?

We offer reprints for $1.00 at our Membership Desk.

Are membership fees refundable or transferable?

Memberships are not refundable or transferable.

Can I purchase a membership as a gift for someone?

Yes.  You can purchase a gift by phone, mail, online or at our membership desk. For details please visit our website at or call us at 315-435-8511 x8537.

Can I purchase extra t-shirts?

Yes.  Members can purchase additional t-shirts for just $10 at the membership desk.

Adopt an Animal Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Adopt an Animal program?

The Adopt an Animal program is an opportunity to support our zoo animals. We offer several different levels of support starting at just $40. All of our animals at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo are available for adoption.

What does the Adopt an Animal package include?

  • Name on Zoo Parent Honor Roll for one year
  • Personalized Adopt certificate
  • Fact Sheet about your animal
  • 4x6 color photo of your animal
  • Invitation to the Member Appreciation Event

Higher levels of support include additional items such as a plush stuffed animal. For more details please check our website at or call us at 315-435-8511 x8537.

Who can participate in the program?

Anyone is welcome to participate. Children, adults and groups can adopt an animal. It also makes a great gift for an animal lover or the person who has everything.

Do I have to pick up my Adopt Package?

We offer shipping for $8.50, or you can pick up your package at the membership desk.  If you need it by a certain date, be sure to let us know.

Please note: Adopted animals remain in the care and custody of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and no ownership rights are conferred.

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