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

Animal Demonstrations

Weekdays beginning Monday, June 27
Final day: Labor Day - Monday, September 5
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Don't miss our elephant keeper chat, penguin feedings, meet the keeper talks and various animal encounters. Click event title for schedule.

Catch ‘Em All: Pokémon GO Night at the Zoo

Thursday, September 1
5-8 p.m.
$10 per person
Kids 2 & Under: Free
Youth ages 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 & over)
This is a family-friendly event!

Pokémon GO trainers & masters can "catch ‘em all" during a special after-hours event at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! Celebrate the end of summer, kick off the Labor Day weekend and meet other players. Limited number of tickets available. Ticket includes entry into on-site drawing to win a set of weekend passes to RetroGameCon 2016 ($50 value). Drawing at 7:45 p.m.; must be present to win. Avoid lines at the door and get express check-in by purchasing tickets now! Click event title for complete info and to purchase tickets.

Zoo Boo

Saturdays & Sundays, October 22, 23, 29 & 30
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Members: $8 per child (zoo admission is free for members)
Members may purchase advance sale tickets (beginning mid-September)

Non-Members: $8 per child (in addition to $4 zoo admission)
Non-members may only purchase tickets on Zoo Boo days

Halloween fun in the daytime sun, come trick-or-treat with the animals! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, games, temporary tattoos and more! The "kooky not spooky" theme provides Halloween fun without fear. Wear your costumes and bring your treat bags! Daytime hours means participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine.

Squishing of the Squash

Sunday, November 6
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free for members and with admission

What happens to the pumpkins when Halloween is over? The squash get squished! Watch as animals throughout the zoo stomp, romp and chomp pumpkins of varying sizes! Don't miss the 11th annual gourd-filled gala of fun.

Art Gone Wild! - Art Exhibition

Tuesday, November 1-Friday, November 18
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Dozens of extraordinary works-of-art created by the animals living at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be on display-including pieces produced by trunks, paws, feet, hooves, scales, skin and, of course, brushes. Don't miss this limited engagement!

Art Gone Wild! - Reception, Sale & Auction

Friday, November 18
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
$5 per person, children 6 and under free

If you've ever wanted to purchase a piece of animal artwork, now's your chance! Dozens of pieces created by our zoo animals will be auctioned off in support of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Light refreshments and cash bar available.

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