Red Panda

Red Panda

Though their names are similar, the red panda and giant panda are only very distantly related by a common ancestor that can be traced back to tens of millions of years ago. Both species were identified as pandas as the word “panda” means “bamboo eater,” and bamboo is a primary part of both the red panda’s and the giant panda’s diet.

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You can help us care for our animals and connect visitors of all ages to wildlife and wild places by making a tax-deductible donation to Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.  A donation of any size makes a tremendous difference. 

  • Donations of $125 or more will be recognized in our annual report. 
  • Donations of $500 or more will be recognized on signage in the zoo's lobby. 

Make a secure online contribution now by clicking below:

Or you may mail a check payable to "Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo" to:

Attn:  Development Department
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
1 Conservation Place
Syracuse, NY 13204

Or feel to call us at (315) 435-8511 x132 to make a contribution by credit card over the phone.

Gift Matching: Many companies offer a matching-gift benefit to their employees to inspire charitable giving. Sometimes the gifts of retirees and spouses are also eligible. Please contact your employer to determine if your contribution is eligible for a company match, which will provide an additional gift to support your zoo.