Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox

The fennec fox is a member of the canidae family, which includes foxes, wolves, dogs, coyotes and jackals. Weighing an average of 3.3 pounds, the fennec fox is one of the smallest canids. Despite its small size, it has very large ears, which helps it hear predators and prey.

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Animal Demonstrations

Weekends only beginning Saturday, May 23 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Daily beginning Monday, June 29
| 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ends: Labor Day, September 7
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

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Birdies Before Brew

Friday, August 7 | Shotgun start 1:45 p.m.
Burnet Park Golf Course, Syracuse
Registration required, $500 per foursome
Sponsorships begin at $750, hole and tee signs available
Contact: Jill Allen, (315) 435-8511 x108

Help raise funds for Friends of the Zoo's education programs (benefiting over 157,000 people of all ages each year) while golfing on Burnet Park's historic 9-hole course overlooking the City of Syracuse. After the tournament enjoy a VIP reception, parking and admission to the annual sell-out fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo!

Brew at the Zoo

Friday, August 7 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Tickets required
Advance: $50 per person
Group (6+): $45 per person
Day of*: $60 per person
(*If available - this event sells out during advance sale every year!)

Sponsored by CXtec and TERACAI
Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted.
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Asian Elephant Extravaganza

Saturday, August 22 | 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Celebrate Asian culture and honor the zoo's magnificent elephants. Presented in partnership with the Syracuse University South Asia Center and the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.


Saturdays, October 17 & 24
Sundays, October 18 &25

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Halloween fun in the daytime sun! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families -- enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, animal demos, live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos and more!