West African Guinea Hog

West African Guinea Hog

Though once popular on homesteads and small farms in the southern United States, Guinea hogs are critically few in number. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy has placed them under the most endangered heading on the Conservation Priority List.

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Catering at the Zoo

Dinosaur Invasion!

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

Free to members and with zoo admission.

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 syracusezooevents.org.

Animal Demonstrations

Weekends starting Saturday, May 26
Daily starting Saturday, June 23 

Free to members and with zoo admission.

Build your day at the zoo around animal demonstrations scheduled every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Don't miss our Predator & Prey shows, camel demos, penguin and primate keeper chats, training with Moakler the elephant barn dog and more!

See the summer schedule HERE.

Donuts with Dinos

Sunday, July 29
8:30-10 a.m.

$12.95 members, $17.95 non-members
Children 2 and under 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)

For adults aged 21 and older.

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 rosamondgiffordzoo.org/brew-at-the-zoo.

Asian Elephant Extravaganza

Saturday, August 18
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free to members and with zoo admission.

Celebrate our Asian elephant herd and Asian culture with an event that blends wildllife conservation with the rich heritage of the native countries of Asian elephants. Activities include keeper chats and elephant demos at Asian Elephant Preserve, education stations with elephant biofacts and examples of Southeast Asian music and dance. Presented in partnership with the Syracuse University South Asia Center.

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