Clownfish and certain damselfish are the only species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone. This is due to a layer of mucus on the clownfish’s skin that makes it immune to the fish-eating anemone’s lethal sting.

Catering at the Zoo


Saturday, August 18, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free for members and with admission


Come celebrate our Asian elephant herd and the culture of their native countries at Asian Elephant Extravaganza! Activities include elephant demos at Asian Elephant Preserve, fun kids' crafts and games, as well as examples of Southeast Asian and Indian costume, art, music and dance with help from Syracuse University's South Asia Center and Cornell University's Southeast Asia Program.

Presented in partnership with the Syracuse University South Asia Center.



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