Ball Python

Ball Python

Due to heat sensing pits located along the upper jaw, ball pythons can easily find prey in complete darkness. The pits open at different angles which allows the snake to tell what direction warmth is coming from.

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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