Prehensile-Tailed Skink

Prehensile-Tailed Skink

This skink gets its name from its tail which can be used curl around objects such as branches for balance.This is the only known species of skink with a prehensile, or grasping, tail.

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10th Annual Photo Contest:
January 2-31, 2015

Each January, the zoo invites photographers of all abilities, ages 5 and up, to take part in a photo contest. Winning photos appear in the spring issue of our member publication MyZoo Magazine, on the zoo's website and social media, and are displayed to the public for one year in the zoo's gift shop windows.

2015 Winners:

Grand Prize | Sponsored by CNY Arts
Tranquil Beauty by Tina Norris

Please visit the zoo's Facebook page to view
all of this year's winning photos!


Best Action Shot | Sponsored by Syracuse Stage
Howling Wolf by Kelley Parker

Best Animal Portrait | Sponsored by Community Folk Art Center
Who's Watching Who? by Everet Regal

Best Day Ever Photo | Sponsored by Friends of the Zoo
Say Cheese! by Erin Woods

Best Winter Scene | Sponsored by Redhouse Arts Center
I Know I'm Cute by Dave Bemis

Most Artistic Photo | Sponsored by Everson Museum of Art
Flower of the Sea by Tina Norris

First Place | Youth
Eyebrows Up by Eli Kligerman

Second Place | Youth
Wing by Eli Kligerman

Third Place | Youth
Unexpected Beauty by Jamie O'Donnell

Honorable Mention | Youth
Snack Time by Mya Van Wormer

First Place | Teen
Deep Sea Dive by Erin Shuba

Second Place | Teen
Snowy Snack by Grace Heath

Third Place | Teen
After Lunch by Emily Goldenberg

Honorable Mention | Teen
Who Are You? By Katie Ryder

First Place | Adult
Serene Siamang by Alex Hamer

Second Place | Adult
Playful Pandas by Catherine Stolz

Third Place | Adult
I'm All Ears by Jeanann Wieners

Honorable Mention | Adult
The Eyes of Hope by Kelley Parker

Winners were selected by a panel of judges from sponsoring organizations:

Karen Convertino, Registrar, Everson Museum of Art
Matthew De Bellas, Marketing Project Manager, CNY Arts
Samara Hannah, Managing Director, Redhouse Arts Center
Maria Simmons, Director of Marketing, Friends of the Zoo
Tamar Smithers, Director of Education, Community Folk Art Center
Kristina Starowitz, Public Relations Manager, Syracuse Stage

The Second Annual Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest
Traveling Winners Exhibition
will take place at sponsoring organizations:

March 1-31: Everson Museum of Art
April 8-26: Syracuse Stage
April 27-May 22 : Redhouse Arts Center
May 30-June 13: Community Folk Art Center

Special thanks to Industrial Color Labs for providing photo prints for our prize packs!

Sponsored by: