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Egyptian Fruit Bat

Egyptian Fruit Bat

Fruit bats are in the “megabat” family. Unlike most megabats, the Egyptian fruit bats uses echo-location for navigating in darkness. They produce sounds with their tongues that resemble a series of clicks to the human ear.

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Education

NOTICE: The zoo is open with limited capacity and new health protocols. However, we are currently scheduling only virtual education events for now. Please visit syracusezooevents.org for updates.

We also have home-schooling materials for your use at syracusezooevents.org/education/learn-at-home.

Registration

Reservations are required for all programs. There is limited space in each program so please register early.  A minimum number of registrants is required to run a program.

Winter Weather Policy

All education programs, including Edventure Academy, camps and evening programs will run as scheduled unless the zoo has been closed by order of Onondaga County. Sorry, but no refunds or rain checks will be given for 'no-shows' for any reason.

Special Group Programs

Scout groups, Rotary, home school... if you belong to or are active in any of these or other groups and would like to arrange a custom educational program on a specific topic, call the zoo's education department. We will work with your group to design a special program to meet your needs.

For questions about on-site programs during a field trip to the zoo, family and adult programs, or for off-site Zoo to You programs, call (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email education@rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

Fees, times and availability depend on the program content, duration and materials needed. When considering such a program, please plan at least 6 weeks in advance.

Onondaga County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in employment or the provision of services. Links: Onondaga County's policy, complaint process, and language assistance or disability access issues.