North/ American River Otter

North/ American River Otter

River otters are excellent swimmers and divers and are usually found no more than 10 yards from water. They can remain underwater for six to eight minutes.

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Catering at the Zoo

Dinosaur Invasion!

101 Days of Dinoaurs
Friday, May 25 - Monday, September 3

The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo presents an exhibit of prehistoric proportions, free to members and with zoo admission all summer long. A dozen lifelike animatronic dinosaurs will be stationed throughout the outdoor zoo, including T. Rex, Brachiosaurus, and a couple of adult Parasaurolophus with a nest and babies!

This display is sure to spark an interest in science, paleontology, archeology and natural history in our younger guests by providing an experience that makes a big impression! We will be adding several fun, educational and exciting events built around a dino theme. Stay tuned for more info at

Donuts with Dinos

Sunday, June 3
8:30 a.m.

$12.95 members, $17.95 non-members
Children 2 and under are free, but must be included when making reservations.

Join us for special early access to the zoo for donuts with the dinosaurs! Enjoy donuts, coffee, juice, and our dancing dino mascots! Play a game of Dino Zoopardy and learn about how birds evolved from dinosaurs. See our T. rex and Edmontonia dinosaurs up close and take a #DinoSelfie! Embark on a self-led expedition through the zoo to see all our wonderful dinos before the heat and the crowds! Zoo admission for non-members included in the ticket price.

Reserve tickets HERE.

Brew at the Zoo & Dinos Too!

Friday, August 3
5:30- 8 p.m.

Advance Sale Tickets till July 20: $55 per person/ $50 each for groups of 6+
VIP Tickets: $95 per person (available by phone at (315) 435-8511 x113 or on-site at membership desk)

Under 21 not allowed

Enjoy a night out at Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo's annual summertime fundraiser. 
Taste regional and craft beers and wines, see animals on exhibit, enjoy delicious food and fun music, AND experience our Dinosaur Invasion! exhibit.

Brew features brew and wine stations as well as food samples throughout the zoo. Advance sale tickets are available now through July 20. More info and tickets available at

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