Spectacled Bear

Spectacled Bear

The spectacled bear gets its name from the distinctive rings of white or beige fur around its eyes. These markings stand out against the rest of the bear, which is usually black or dark brown, and look like eyeglasses (or spectacles).

› Learn More

Zoo Map Banner

We'll be happy to provide you with a map upon your arrival.  However, you may use the map below to help you plan your day.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo Map
1 USS Antiquities Discover the diversity of life from its earliest beginnings to the present. Learn how fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals have changed over time.
2 Diversity of Birds The earth needs a variety of plants and animals to remain healthy. Explore biodiversity by discovering dozens of species of birds in our free-flight aviary.
3 Adaptation of Animals Animals have developed many wonderful adaptations to survive.  Learn about some of them here!
4 Social Animals  Like people, many animals live in families for protection and to raise their young. Visit our families of lions, meerkats, monkeys and apes.
5 Bird Show  During the summer months, experience "In the Wings," which features several different bird species.
6 Waterfowl View the many species of aquatic birds that live together in our pond communities.
7 Wildlife Trail Discover how people and wildlife need the same resources to survive. Walk the half-mile trail through the Zoo's natural habitats.
8 Domestic Animals Meet the animals that have helped humankind for hundreds of years.  Don't forget to say hello to Emma, our barn dog, while you're visiting!
9 Classrooms Zoo Camp, Overnights and EdZOOcation programming are held year 'round in the classrooms at the Zoo.
10 Banquet Rooms The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is pleased to offer a full range of contemporary catering services.  Click here for more information.