Prehensile-Tailed Skink

Prehensile-Tailed Skink

This skink gets its name from its tail which can be used curl around objects such as branches for balance.This is the only known species of skink with a prehensile, or grasping, tail.

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Grey Wolf by Megan Mullin

Are you planning on staying for the night after having a wild adventure at the zoo? Visit the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau for a complete listing of hotels, restaurants and attractions.


Interested in visiting the surrounding counties? Here are some other helpful links:

To make things easier for out-of-town visitors, these hotels have established some fun, affordable zoo packages:

Here are some other hotels that are close-by and easy to find:

  • Econo Lodge
    3400 Erie Boulevard East, DeWitt, NY 13214
    (315) 446-3300
  • Genesee Grande
    1060 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210
    (315) 476-4212 or (800) 365-HOME
  • Quality Inn
    6611 Old Collamer Rd. South, East Syracuse, NY 13057
    (315) 432-9333
  • Rodeway Inn
    6578 Thompson Rd., Syracuse, NY 13206
    (315) 463-8555
  • United Inn
    1308 Buckley Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212
    (315) 451-1212