Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • I give the Rosamond Gifford Zoo a Full 5***** and I Highly Recommend that you go there Because it is the most awesome place 
    I give the Rosamond Gifford Zoo a Full 5***** and I Highly Recommend that you go there Because it is the most awesome place  more »
  • the zoo had a large variety of animals (a lot more than I expected) very nice to walk through and a super fun for families and friends. im 19 and went with my parents and still had a great time 
    the zoo had a large variety of animals (a lot more than I expected) very nice to walk through and a super fun for families and friends. im 19 and went with my parents and still had a great time  more »
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  • The zoo itself is beautiful, the animals look healthy n well taken care of and to top it off the staff members are absolutely fabulous! I lost my car keys at the zoo, my husband n I decided we would try our luck n see if someone turned them in to the staff, unfortunately they hadn't, the woman proceeded to get on her radio and ask for help from ALL of her coworkers. They responded to her almost immediately and we're more than happy to help with the search. When they had no luck,they took my phone number and name and promised to call if they had any luck. I had to leave my vehicle there unattended for 4 days, the staff didn't have me towed , didn't have me ticketed AND called me back on day 4 and had found my keys. They seemed truly invested in helping my family and I can't thank them enough for how they handled the situation! I 10/10 recommended visiting this zoo, you won't regret it!!
  • Really nice local zoo with a variety of animals including penguins, Asian elephants, and wild cats. A lot of (free) parking available. Great place for children. The cafe isn't open, so there are limited food options on site just a snack bar, however there are benches and you can bring food in. Update, 04/2022: looks like a new cafe will be opening soon! Birds are currently off exhibit.

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