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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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Asian Elephant Extravaganza

Saturday, August 16 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free with paid admission or zoo membership

Celebrate Asian culture and honor the zoo’s magnificent Asian elephants. Enjoy elephant demonstrations, cultural performances, games and activity stations for all ages. 

Presented in partnership with the Syracuse University South Asia Center and the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University.

Event Schedule

(tentative, subject to change)

Activities take place at Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter
(near the main building of the zoo) unless otherwise noted.

10:15 a.m. Gamelan Music Performance
Performed by Cornell University Gamelan Ensemble
10:45 a.m. Ceremonial Elephant Face Painting Demonstration
11:30 a.m. Elephant Pedicure/Meet & Greet
12:00 p.m. Gamelan Music Performance
Performed by Cornell University Gamelan Ensemble
12:30 p.m. Bharatanatyam Dance Performance-Classical Indian Dance
(Courtyard)
Sponsored by Syracuse University South Asia Center
1:00 p.m. Gamelan Music Performance
Performed by Cornell University Gamelan Ensemble
1:15 p.m. Guess Siri's Weight/Watermelon Smash/Meet & Greet
2:00 p.m. Siri Tries Her Trunk at Painting
2:30 p.m. Elephant Demonstration/Watermelon Smash
(Asian Elephant Preserve)
3:00 p.m. Gamelan Music Performance
Performed by Cornell University Gamelan Ensemble
3:30 p.m. Meet & Greet With Siri

        

Asian Elephant Extravaganza is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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