In keeping with current health protocols, the outdoor zoo is open with some limitations. Guests are able to tour the zoo in one direction only, starting at the furthest right entrance to the outdoor zoo, continuing around the Wildlife Trail and ending with a tour of the Social Animals building and the Zalie and Bob Linn Amur Leopard Woodland. You are welcome to make a second loop around the zoo in the same direction at the end of your tour if you wish to revisit some exhibits.
Please remember to wear your mask and maintain social distancing throughout your zoo visit! See the specifics on our COVID-19 restrictions HERE.
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is home to more than 700 animals representing over 200 species. From our smallest invertebrate species to our largest mammal (Asian elephant), the zoo offers unique opportunities to view some of the world's most iconic - and endangered - animals engaging in their natural behaviors in surroundings modeled after their wild habitats.
The zoo is open year-round, 362 days a year. About 60 percent of exhibits are indoors (with some of these currently closed due to health restrictions). Outdoor exhibits remain open for the winter and include species chosen for their ability to adapt to our CNY climate. (Note: In cases of extremely inclement weather, outdoor animals may not be on view.)