Red Fox

Red Fox

Though it is called a red fox, this canine can be red, black and a number of shades in between. Both an opportunistic scavenger and a skilled hunter of small animals, the red fox has adapted the technique of sometimes catching its prey and burying it in snow or dirt for consumption at a later time.

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Catering at the Zoo

Adult Programs

Twilight at the Zoo

Join us for these unique opportunities for adults ages 21 and over to learn about the zoo and the animals under our care.

Please let us know if a member of your party has special needs or mobility concerns when registering.

Pre-registration is required. These opportunities will fill up fast!

Twilight at the Zoo: The Art of Falconry
Thursday, October 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

$30.00/member; $40.00/non-member

Have you ever wondered how humans have trained birds of prey to be hunting partners? The art of falconry dates back at least 4,000 years. Join Rosamond Gifford Zoo Curator and Master Falconer Dan Meates to learn about the past and present of falconry and how birds are trained for this fascinating sport. Guests will also have the chance to see a raptor in free-flight and meet some of the zoo's birds-in-training face to face. Our popular Twilight at the Zoo series will use a new lecture-style format this month to permit a deeper dive into the fascinating world of falconry! Cash bar and light refreshments will be available.


Twilight at the Zoo: Lion Behind the Scenes Exclusive
Thursday, November 16, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

$55.00/member; $65.00/non-member

Join us for an exclusive after-hours experience at the zoo focusing on our majestic African lions. The evening will begin with a brief discussion of lion conservation led by senior animal care staff and zoo educators. Guests will then have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind the secnes at the lion exhibit and learn all about the care of these big cats from the staff who work with them firsthand. Cash bar and light refreshments will be available.


Cancellation Policy:

If you are enrolled and you must cancel for any reason, your registration fee is nonrefundable unless a patron on the waiting list can fill the space. In the event the cancelled slot is filled, a 25% processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If there is no waiting list for the program you are cancelling, no refund will be issued.

Wait List:

We often add programs based on the length of the wait list. If the program you are interested in is full, please call (315) 435-8511 x206 with the program name and the number of tickets you require. If a space becomes avaliable or we open another program, we will contact you.

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