Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloth

Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloth

Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth has the most variable and lowest body temperature of any mammal, ranging from 76 to 96 degrees. Its temperature fluctuates with that of the air temperature around it, sometimes varying as much as 10 degrees during a 24-hour period.

Upcoming Zoo Events

Spring Break Activities

Friday, April 18-Sunday, April 27 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Spring back into action at the zoo! Throughout the week, see animals up close, meet zookeepers and learn what happens “behind the scenes. Activities are weather dependent. There will be no scheduled activities on Easter Sunday, April 20. Click event title for schedule.

Party for the Planet

Saturday, May 3 | 10:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Join the zoo to celebrate Earth Day 2014! Learn about the zoo’s efforts to sustain biodiversity and see how you and your family can make a difference, too! Chat with zoo staff at animal demonstrations and keeper talks featuring some of the zoo’s resident endangered species, enjoy a puppet show and visit “green” booths and exhibitors.

Catch The Keeper Day

Saturday, May 17 | 10:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Enjoy a fun day of keeper talks, feeding times, animal enrichment and training. Interact with our zoo keepers and learn more about the animals they care for here at the zoo

Animal Demonstrations

Weekends beginning Saturday, May 24 |10:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Daily beginning Monday, June 30 - Monday, September 1
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Don’t miss our “In the Wings” bird show,  the ever-popular Elephant Encounter, penguin feedings, keeper talks and various animal demonstrations.

World Oceans Day

Saturday, June 7 | 10:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Life on earth depends on water, and oceans connect us all. From the air we breathe, to the food we eat and the climate we live in, the world’s oceans are crucial to the survival of the planet. Enjoy feeding demonstrations and keeper talks featuring our aquatic residents, and learn how you can help make a difference. Together we have the power to protect the ocean.

Annual Member Appreciation Event

Wednesday, June 11 | 5:30 –  8:00 p.m.
Free for zoo members and Adopt parents
Additional tickets may be purchased at the door
Call our membership team at (315) 435-8511 x129 with any questions

Join us for an exclusive after-hours event at the zoo for our members and Adopt parents! Enjoy live “Bubblemania” entertainment, keeper talks, animal encounters and complimentary refreshments.

Penguin Palooza

Sunday, July 13 | 5:30 –  8:00 p.m.
Tickets required
Advance sale: $12 members | $15 non-members
At the door:  $17, if available

Come to the zoo for an evening of ice cream and food tastings from a variety of vendors, live entertainment and lots of kid-friendly activities. Chill out and enjoy animal demonstrations, including a penguin feeding! Presented by Empower Federal Credit Union. Click event title for complete information, including how to purchase tickets.

Sixth Annual Zookeeper Open

Saturday, July 19 | Registration begins at noon; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
The Links at Sunset Ridge Golf Course, Marcellus
$85 per person; teams of four
Sponsorship packages available
Registration required; call (315) 435-8511 x121 for more information 

Support the zoo's chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). Price includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, prizes and dinner/awards ceremony. Prizes awarded to top three teams; separate awards for male/female longest drive and closet to the pin.

Brew at the Zoo

Friday, August 1 | 5:30 –  8:00 p.m.
Tickets required
Advance sale: $50 | Group tickets (6+): $45
At the door: $55, if available (this event sells out during advance sale every year!)
Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted

Enjoy a night out at Friends of the Zoo's 18th annual fundraiser. Taste regional beers and wines, eat delicious food and enjoy live music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Click event title for complete information, including how to purchase tickets.