Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn sheep are sure-footed animals and have rough pads on the bottom of their two-toed, spread-out hooves. These pads allow them added traction as they move across the rocky cliffs of their native habitat.

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Out of Town

Grey Wolf by Megan Mullin

Are you planning on staying for the night after having a wild adventure at the zoo? Visit the Syracuse Convention Visitors Bureau Web site for a complete listing of hotels, restaurants and attractions.


Interested in visiting the surrounding counties? Here are some other helpful links:

To make things easier for out-of-town visitors, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo has established some fun, affordable packages at local hotels:

  • Embassy Suites Syracuse
    6646 Old Collamer Road, East Syracuse, New York 13057
    Tel: (315) 446-3200 | Fax: (315) 437-3302
  • The Maplewood Inn
    400 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY  13088
    Tel: (315) 451-1511 | Fax: (315) 457-6897

Here are some other hotels that are close-by and easy to find:

  • Bed & Breakfast Wellington
    707 Danforth Street, Syracuse, New York 13208
    Tel: (315) 474-3641 or (800) 724-5006 | Fax: (315) 474-2557
  • Clarion Inn & Suites
    100 Farrell Road, Syracuse, New York 13209
    Tel: (315) 457-8700 | Fax: (315) 457-2379
  • Crowne Plaza Syracuse
    701 East Genessee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210
    Tel: (315) 479- 7000 | Fax: (315) 472- 2700
  • Genesee Grande
    1060 East Genesee Street Syracuse, New York 13210
    Tel: (315) 476-4212 or (800) 365-HOME | Fax: (315) 471-4663
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Syracuse/Liverpool
    275 Elwood Davis Rd., Liverpool, New York, United States 13088
    Tel: (315) 451-3800
  • Ramada Inn
    1305 Buckley Road, Syracuse, New York 13212
    Tel: (315) 457- 8670 | Fax: (315) 457- 8633         
  • Ramada Limited
    6590 Thompson Road Syracuse, New York 13206
    Tel: (315) 463- 0202 | Fax: (315) 463- 9270
  • United Inn
    1308 Buckley Road, North Syracuse, New York 13212
    Tel: (315) 451-1212 | Fax: (315) 453-8050