Spectacled Bear

Spectacled Bear

The spectacled bear gets its name from the distinctive rings of white or beige fur around its eyes. These markings stand out against the rest of the bear, which is usually black or dark brown, and look like eyeglasses (or spectacles).

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Adult Programs

*NEW* Meet a Keeper Mornings

This new early-bird education series offers a unique opportunity for adults over 21 to learn all about our animals in a relaxed setting.  Enjoy light refreshments, speciality coffees and mimosas while participating in a class with up-close animal encounters and special keeper chat. 

Fee: $55 members, $65 non-members

Saving Heritage Species

Learn about all the heritage breeds in the zoo's Domestic Animal Barn.  Then experience a close encounter with some of our charming animal ambassadors and chat with their keeper.

Thursday, November 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 


 

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!

Fee:  $55 members, $65 non-members

Twilight at the Zoo: Sloths

Join us for an after-hours experience with the zoo's sloths.  Senior animal staff will discuss our amazing sloth family.  Guests will have the opportunity to meet our zoo's sloths up close as we learn all about their unique adaptations.  Don't miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with your favorite animal!

Thursday, December 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Note: Photography and videography are prohibited in non-public areas of the zoo.

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 x8559 or email kcoons@rosamondgiffordzoo.org 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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