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.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Reviews
This is a really nice small zoo. Very well maintained, with nice variety of animals kelts in nicely done enclosure. Most animals are easily seen, making it great for small children, who will also enjo... more »
Wide diversity of animal exhibits, staff talks, and tours. Well maintained and easily accessible for any age more »
The family loved it! We were suprised at how good their eatery was. The prices were decent and the food tasted better than most of its type. We were also surprised at how big it was considering how unassuming it appeared from the outside. The exhibits did appear to be well maintained and the animals cared for. It was such a great time!
I had a great time taking my daughter to the zoo for the first time. I think that the zoo will be back to a 5 star zoo once the construction on the elephant enclosure is done, but when we were there, there was a lot of construction sounds, and entire paths were blocked off. With that being said, I cannot wait to go back to the zoo in a few weeks when the weather is warmer and the construction is done. I am sure it will be a 5 star experience!
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