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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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 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, these hotels have established some fun, affordable zoo packages:

  • The Maplewood Inn
    400 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY  13088
    Tel: (315) 451-1511

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

  • Genesee Grande
    1060 East Genesee Street Syracuse, New York 13210
    Tel: (315) 476-4212 or (800) 365-HOME
  • 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        
  • Ramada Limited
    6590 Thompson Road Syracuse, New York 13206
    Tel: (315) 463- 0202
  • United Inn
    1308 Buckley Road, North Syracuse, New York 13212
    Tel: (315) 451-1212