Ring-Tailed Lemur

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed lemurs are one of the most vocal primates. They have several different alarm calls with distinct meanings to alert members of their group to potential danger.

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Catering at the Zoo

Zoo Etiquette

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Animals have feelings, too.  Please do not throw objects, tap or bang on exhibit glass or play radios in the zoo.

Our keepers prepare special meals for all of the animals. Please do not share your food with them.

There are many beautiful things growing throughout our zoo.  Help us keep them alive for all to enjoy by not climbing the trees, picking flowers or disturbing the landscape.  We also ask that you refrain from climbing the rocks.

Please respect the fences throughout the zoo, as they are for the safety and protection of both our guests and our animals.

If someone is acting inappropriately or dangerously, they may be escorted from the zoo.  If you see someone acting in this manner, please contact a member of the staff immediately.

You may not see every animal listed when you visit the zoo, and their locations are subject to change. The zoo does not issue rain checks or refunds, but please come back and visit us soon.

Photography Policy

We welcome you to take photographs and video of your experience at the zoo for personal use. If you intend on taking photographs for professional or commercial use, please contact our public relations department at (315) 435-8511 x110.

Smoking Policy

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is a tobacco-free zoo. For the safety of our visitors and the animals, the zoo does not permit smoking, or the use of any other tobacco products in zoo buildings or on zoo grounds.

Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted on zoo grounds, in the parking lot or in cars. For the health and safety of our animals, only on-duty service animals are permitted to visit the zoo.

Service Animal Policy

Service animals that are on-duty are allowed in the zoo with the person they assist. Visitors requiring service animals are encouraged to call ahead. There are areas of the zoo, where a history of animals responding fearfully or aggressively to unfamiliar animals exist, that are off limits to service animals. We are happy to provide an escort to take visitors through these areas while another staff member waits outside the area with the service animal.