Atlantic Porkfish

Atlantic Porkfish

Porkfish, like all grunts, produce grunt-like sounds by rubbing their teeth together. These sounds seem to be particularly associated with situations of duress. They are the only type of fish to do so in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Catering at the Zoo

Adult Programs

Twilight at the Zoo

Each adult education program (ages 21 and over) begins with a meet and greet with zookeepers and light hors d'oeuvres followed by a tour with zoo educators and senior animal staff. 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:
Amur Tigers

Thursday, September 22
6-7:30 p.m.

$55 members, $65 non-members

Join us for an exclusive experience featuring our endangered Amur tigers. Guests will have the chance to chat with senior animal care staff about the daily care and training of these majestic cats, and participate in an exclusive tour of the tiger night house. Animal care staff will also discuss the role the Rosamond Gifford Zoo plays in the Species Survival Plan for Amur tigers. Education staff will be on hand as well to answer questions and interact with guests.

Twilight at the Zoo:

Thursday, October 20
6:30-8 p.m.

$40 members, $50 non-members

From hermit crabs to the octopus, the zoo's aquariums are home to a diverse collection of freshwater and marine life. Join us for an exploration of the habitats of the zoo's underwater residents, including a behind-the-scenes tour of how things work behind the exhibits. Ocean lovers, aquarists, scuba divers and zoo enthusiasts alike will delight in touring the nooks and crannies seen by few at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! This experience will be led by senior animal care staff that care for these animals daily, and education staff will be on hand to answer questions as well.

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 x132 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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