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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Thank you to everyone who entered the
9th Annual Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest!

Here are the 2014 winners!



Their photos are now on view in the display windows above our Gift Shop!

(Click here to visit our album on Facebook in order to view high-resolution images.)

ocelot ring-tailed lemurs
"Cat's Eyes"
by Jeanann Wieners
Grand Prize - Sponsored by CNY Arts
First Place | Adult
"Gossip"
by Laurel Conley
First Place | Teen
fossa patas monkeys
"Fossa, Fossa!"
by Dakota Sanford
First Place | Youth
"Afternoon Nap"
by Jennifer O'Malley
Most Artistic Photo
Sponsored by Everson Museum of Art

mot mot and child Asian elephant
"Pretty Bird!"
by Bob Gates
Best Family Fun Photo
Sponsored by Redhouse Arts Center
"Elephant's Snow Day"
by Dale Weeks
Best "Action!" Shot 
Sponsored by Syracuse Stage 

patas monkey snow leopard
"Hmm, Time for a Manicure"
by Kate Zacharewski
Runner Up | Adult
"Looking for a Meal"
by Normesha Dennis
Runner Up | Teen

red wolf African lion
"Wicked Howl"
by Kingston Walzer
Runner Up | Youth
"Smokey Roar"
by James Walzer
Honorable Mention | Adult
patas monkeys naked mole rats
"Comfort and Protection"
by Sarah Schaefer
Honorable Mention | Teen
"Multi-Tasking"
by Jamie O'Donnell
Honorable Mention | Youth




Special Thanks To Our Sponsors -- Each will host our *First-Ever Traveling Winners Exhibition!*


Everson Museum of Art March 8-30, 2014
Syracuse Stage April 2-27, 2014 
CNY Arts - Westcott Community Art Gallery  May 18-29, 2014
Redhouse Arts Center June 1-27, 2014