Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow leopards are very reclusive and are found in the high, rugged mountains of Central Asia. Illegally hunted for the fur trade, snow leopards are very rare. It is estimated that there are only 3,500 to 7,000 remaining in the wild.

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Catering at the Zoo

Winter Photo Contest Winners

The Fourth Annual Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest Traveling Winners Exhibition will take place at the following sponsoring organizations in 2017,

Syracuse Stage - April 5-23
Community Folk Art Center - June 3-17
Redhouse Arts Center - July TBD 

Breakfast with the Bunny

Saturdays & Sundays, April 2, 8, 9 & 15
Sessions at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Reservations required
$14 members, $18 non-members, children 2 & under free

The Easter Bunny is making a special trip to the zoo! Hop on down for a fun-filled morning of delicious food and activities. Don't forget to snap your photo with our special guest! Click event title to purchase tickets and for more info.

Animal Egg-Stravaganza

Sunday, April 9
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission

Watch the animals receive egg-shaped enrichment items throughout the day. You won't want to miss this egg-citing event!

Spring Break Activities

Friday, April 14-Sunday, April 23
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Spring back into action at the zoo! Throughout the week, see animals up close, meet zookeepers and learn what happens "behind the scenes."

Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 29
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Come to the zoo to celebrate Earth Day! Learn about our 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 and visit "green" activity stations. Presented by Friends of the Zoo in partnership with GreeningUSA.

Friends of the Zoo Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 11
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Open to zoo members and the public
Banquet Room

The Board of Directors and President & CEO Janet Agostini invite you to attend the Friends of the Zoo annual meeting. Agenda includes 2016 organizational highlights, financial report summary and special remarks. Please RSVP by May 8 to Catherine Cross at (315) 435-8511 x132 or

Animal Demonstrations

Weekends beginning Saturday, May 27
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Don't miss our "In the Wings" bird show, elephant keeper chat, penguin feedings and various animal encounters.

World Oceans Day

Saturday, June 3
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

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 28
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Free for zoo members and Adopt parents only 
No RSVP required

Join us for an exclusive after-hours event at the zoo for our members and Adopt parents! Enjoy live entertainment, keeper talks, animal demonstrations and complimentary refreshments. Members and Adopt parents may purchase additional tickets for their guests at the door for $10 each. Questions? Contact the membership team at (315) 435-8511 x130 or x129.

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