Amur Tiger

Amur Tiger

Tigers are the largest of the wild cats and the Amur tiger is the largest of the tiger species. They range in size from 400 to 700 pounds for adult males and 200 to 300 pounds for females.

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13th Annual Photo Contest:
January 2-31, 2018


 The 2018 contest is now closed. Judging will now begin and the awards ceremony will be held on Friday, Feb. 23. Winners will be notified if their photos are selected. Good luck & thanks for participating!


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.

  • Complimentary admission is available to participants who show their camera at the ticket booth. Please note: mobile devices will not be accepted as cameras for this purpose. There is a limit of one free admission per household or group per day.
  • Photographers must follow zoo rules, stay on paths and obey posted signs. Flash is prohibited where indicated.
  • Photos MUST be taken at the zoo during the contest period of January 2-31, 2018.
  • Entries are due by 4 p.m. on February 1, 2018. Late entries will not be accepted. Each person is limited to 2 final entries.

  • The online entry form MUST be submitted in order to enter the contest.

  • Photo entries must be e-mailed to
  • Photos must be sent as a high-resolution (at least 300 dpi) JPEG attachment and labeled with animal/species, followed by entrant's name. (Lion_JaneSmith)
  • Minor digital enhancements (cropping, contrast, etc.) are permitted. Images that have been significantly modified will be disqualified.
  • Photos with date marks, watermarks, logos, signatures or copyright notices will be disqualified.
  • Judging will take place in February 2018. Winners will be contacted via the email they provided on the entry form by mid-February.
  • Awards ceremony is Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m. at the zoo. All contestants are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contestants need not be present to win.

2017 Grand Prize Winner:
Just Thinking by Susan Thorne

The Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest Traveling Winners Exhibition will take place at the following sponsoring organizations in 2018,
dates TBD:

Syracuse Stage
Community Folk Art Center
Redhouse Arts Center


Sponsored by:

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