Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse

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Explore the diverse exhibits and environments at Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The 17 hectare (43 acre) grounds host more than 700 individual animals. Wander through multiple themed areas, including the aviary, rainforest, elephant preserve, and primate park. As you walk the 0.8 km (0.5 mi) wildlife trail, you'll see snow leopards, condors, and rare Siberian tigers. The impressive penguin exhibit replicates the birds' native coastal habitat. When you're ready for a bite to eat, head to the Jungle Cafe, which offers organic coffee and health-conscious treats. Add Rosamond Gifford Zoo and other attractions to your Syracuse trip itinerary using our Syracuse trip planner.
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  • We went to a wedding there. The people there were very nice and accommodating. We were able to see some of the zoo too. We hope to go back again to tour the whole zoo. 
    We went to a wedding there. The people there were very nice and accommodating. We were able to see some of the zoo too. We hope to go back again to tour the whole zoo.  more »
  • Very clean and pretty Zoo, ample parking and not expensive. It appears the animals are treated well. 
    Very clean and pretty Zoo, ample parking and not expensive. It appears the animals are treated well.  more »
  • What a wonderful zoo for all ages! We went to Rosamond Gifford Zoo for a birthday party and everyone had a blast, from younger kids to grandparents. 
    What a wonderful zoo for all ages! We went to Rosamond Gifford Zoo for a birthday party and everyone had a blast, from younger kids to grandparents.  more »
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  • We LOVE the zoo, especially the penguin exhibit. It’s so peaceful to just sit and watch them swim around! The new Jr. Vet Clinic is really cool, too! It’s inside so it was nice to get a break from the heat for a few minutes while the kids explored all the fun vet toys. If you’re going to go more than once in a year, you should get a membership. It’s definitely worth the price!
  • My company had a managers meeting at the zoo's large conference room. Tables were setup with white table clothes and we had a make your own lunch buffet during our meeting. At the end of our meeting a zookeeper introduced us to Muppet the porcupine. Very cool 😎. After the meeting we all got tickets to enter the zoo and walk around and see the exhibits. It was a fun and beautiful walk around to see all the different animals.
  • Always a nice experience. The facility is kept immaculately. Animals are all in good condition. Many were pretty sleep this round so we didn't get to see several of the animals but that gives us a reason to go back!
  • Unfortunately, half the Zoo was closed down to the public due to Covid-19 and a Bird flu going through the Zoo. All the birds and aquariums were shut down. I was there with my daughter and her Kindergarten class. It was definitely a beautiful day. I was just disappointed to not see the birdies!
  • Nice little zoo. It's very quiet during the week which was nice. My 3yr old daughter and I found a shady spot to eat lunch in front of the tigers which was fun for her. There are lots of indoor exhibits as well with interesting critters. It's a little tired and could use a nice capital infusion to upgrade some aspects of the facilities.

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