Lookdown Fish

Lookdown Fish

This odd-looking fish gets its name from the way it appears to look down as it swims along. It is also unique in the way that its bright, polished, silver body is laterally compressed and extremely thin.

Press Room

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park appreciates the support it receives from local, regional and national media. Media representatives are invited to tour the Rosamond Gifford Zoo with the director of public relations by calling (315) 435-8511 x110.

To be added to the media list and receive all press releases, email your credentials and contact information to info@rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo invites members of the media to contact us with questions about our animals, facilities and latest news.  Interviews and visits to the zoo can be arranged by contacting:

Jaime Alvarez
Director of Public Relations
Office: (315) 435-8511 x110


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For general inquiries or information about zoo hours, tickets and directions, please call (315) 435-8511.

Press Releases

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2014

December 16, 2014
Violet Turaco Chick Hatches at Rosamond Gifford Zoo

November 3, 2014
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Hosts Fifth Annual ‘Art Gone Wild!'

October 13, 2014
Zoo Boo Offers Halloween Fun for Children and Families

October 2, 2014
Muntjac Fawn Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

September 12, 2014
Friends of the Zoo Announces New Board Members

August 27, 2014
Snow Leopard Cub Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo 

August 26, 2014
Friends of the Zoo Hires Finance Manager

August 14, 2014
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Expecting ‘Big’ Delivery in 2015

July 18, 2014
Explorer’s Outpost Opens at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

July 8, 2014
County Executive Announces Centennial Activities, Rededicates Zoo

June 30, 2014
Friends of the Zoo Launch Conservation Fundraising Effort in Honor of Zoo’s Centennial 

June 3, 2014
County Executive Joanie Mahoney Introduces New Penguin Chick, Invites Community to Enter Naming Contest

May 16, 2014
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Hold Annual Meeting

May 6, 2014
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Celebrates Centennial Year, Unveils Compelling Vision for its Future

March 24, 2014
Friends of the Zoo President Janet Agostini Among Those To Be Honored At Sixth Annual Nonprofit Awards 

January 2, 2014
Discounted Admission Offered During Snow Leopard Days, 2014 Photo Contest Announced

2013

 

December 10, 2013
Female Hoffmann’s Two-Toed Sloth Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

November 8, 2013
County Executive Joanie Mahoney Announces Free Admission to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for Veterans, Active Military Members & Their Families for Veterans Day

October 30, 2013
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Hosts Fourth Annual ‘Art Gone Wild!’

October 21, 2013
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Receives AZA Accreditation 

October 11, 2013
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Welcomes Families to the All-New Zoo Boo

October 2, 2013
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Welcomes Original 'Wild Kingdom' Host Jim Fowler October 3

September 4, 2013
Female White-Lipped Deer Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

August 12, 2013
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Hosts Asian Elephant Extravaganza

August 6, 2013
Friends of the Zoo Hires Public Relations Director

July 19, 2013
Markhor Twins Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

July 17, 2013
Friends of the Zoo Announces New Board Members 

July 11, 2013
Chill Out at the Annual Penguin Palooza July 14 at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

July 10, 2013
Female Reindeer Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo 

June 24, 2013
Giant Pacific Octopus Exhibit Opens at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

June 12, 2013
Male Muntjac Fawn Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

June 5, 2013
Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter Opened at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

June 3, 2013
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Celebrate World Oceans Day

May 31, 2013
Friends of the Zoo Hires Development Director

May 17, 2013
National Thought Leaders to Help Plan Zoo's Future at the Friends of the Zoo Annual Meeting

May 15, 2013
Male Fennec Fox Kit Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

May 10, 2013
Baby Patas Monkey Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

March 7, 2013
County Executive Joanie Mahoney Introduces Penguin Chick, Invites Kids to Help Choose Name

January 14, 2013
Zoo Celebrates Banner Year, Looks Ahead to Coming Attractions

January 4, 2013
Snow Leopard Days at the Zoo Offer Discounted Admission

2012

 

December 21, 2012
Zoo Announces Gender, Name of Newest Monkey Baby

December 15, 2012
Zoo Welcomes Fourth Patas Monkey Baby, Says Goodbye to Others

October 10, 2012
Zoo Celebrates Wolf Awareness Month with New Grey Wolf Exhibit


September 24, 2012
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers
Hosts 2012 National Convention


September 6, 2012
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Announces Winners of Snow Leopard Cub Naming Contest


August 28, 2012
Zoo Invites Community to Help Select Snow Leopard Cubs' Names


August 16, 2012
Snow Leopard Cubs Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo


August 1, 2012
Markhor Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo


June 28, 2012
Fennec Fox Kits Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo


May 1, 2012
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Celebrate Tiger Cubs 1st Birthday


April 12, 2012
Amazon River Turtles Hatch at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo


April 5, 2012
Friends of the Zoo Exceeds Capital Campaign Fundraising Goal


March 28, 2012
Zoo Announces Second Winner in Penguin Naming Contest


March 5, 2012
Zoo Launches Web Cam to Celebrate Birth of Third Patas Monkey


February 17, 2012
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Announces Winner of Penguin Chick Naming Contest

February 8, 2012
Zoo Invites Community to Help Select Penguin Chick's Name


January 26, 2012
County Executive Introduces Penguin Chicks, Announces Naming Contest

January 11, 2012
Friends of the Zoo Meets $75,000 Challenge Match Goal


2011

November 10, 2011
Rosamond Gifford Zoo's Elephants Return from Canada

October 19, 2011
Halloween Creatures and Fun at Zoo Boo

September 12, 2011
Friends of the Zoo Receives $75,000 Challenge Match for Campaign

September 7, 2011
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Tiger Cubs to Make Public Debut

August 25, 2011
County Executive Announces Zoo Web Cam Offering Live Look at Tiger Cubs

August 24, 2011
Second Baby Patas Monkey Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

August 17, 2011
Zoo to Celebrate Elephants, Asian Culture & Major Investment

August 3, 2011
Enjoy Friday Night Fun at Brew at the Zoo and Wine, Too!

August 2, 2011
Zoo to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of "New Zoo"

July 26, 2011
Zoo to Host Evening Event to Celebrate Elephants' New Home

July 20, 2011
Northwestern Mutual Makes Major Investment in Rosamond Gifford Zoo

June 30, 2011
Asian Elephant Preserve Opened at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

June 27, 2011
County Executive Names New Zoo Director

June 14, 2011
Friends of the Zoo Reaches $1 Million Mark in Fundraising Effort

May 16, 2011
Tiger Triplets Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

April 15, 2011
Friends of the Zoo Launch $1.6 Million Capital Campaign

April 1, 2011
County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney Introduces One of Zoo's Penguin Chicks

March 21, 2011
It's a Boy and a Girl!

January 13, 2011
Baby Patas Monkey Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

February 17, 2011
Zoo Offers Discounted Admission & Special Programs During February Break

February 9, 2011
Isn't That Sweet? Zoo to Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Animals


2010


November 18, 2010
Art Gone Wild! Winners Announced

November 9, 2010
Saluting our Soldiers - Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Offer Complimentary Admission

November 1, 2010
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Host Annual Squishing of the Squash

October 20, 2010
Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Everson Museum to Host "Art Gone Wild!" Exhibitions

October 6, 2010
Baby Sloth Born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

September 23, 2010
Muntjacs & Monkeys Make Zoo Debut

August 16, 2010
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Introduce New Primate Species

July 30, 2010
Enjoy Friday Night Fun at Brew at the Zoo and Wine, Too!

July 15, 2010
Primate Park Opened at Rosamond Gifford Zoo

July 6, 2010
Chill Out at Penguin Palooza

June 29, 2010
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Announces Line-up for Summer Concert Series

June 28, 2010
Zoo to Offer Animal Demonstrations and Free Daily Tours


June 9, 2010
Friends of the Zoo Announces New Board Members

June 3, 2010
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Announces Winner of Penguin Chick Naming Contest

May 25, 2010
Zoo Invites Community to Vote on Name for Penguin Chick

May 11, 2010
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Hold Penguin Chick Naming Contest

May 5, 2010
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Celebrates 40 Years

April 30, 2010
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Hold Annual Meeting

April 14, 2010
County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney Introduces One of Zoo's Penguin Chicks

April 13, 2010
Party for the Planet to Kick Off Week Long Spring Break Celebration at the Zoo

March 31, 2010
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Host Animal Egg-Stravaganza

January 5, 2010
Snow Leopard Days at the Zoo Offer Discounted Admission

January 4, 2010
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Announces 2010 Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest

2009


December 14, 2009
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Celebrate Holidays with the Animals

November 17, 2009
Art Gone Wild! Winners Announced


November 6, 2009
Saluting Our Soldiers - Zoo to Offer Complimentary Admission


November 5, 2009
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Celebrate the Annual Squishing of the Squash


October 21, 2009
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Host "Art Gone Wild" Exhibition


October 15, 2009
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Announces Winner of Penguin Chick Naming Contest

October 6, 2009
Friends of the Zoo Hires Development and Marketing Directors

October 1, 2009
Zoo Invites Community to Help Select Penguin Chick's Name

September 9, 2009
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Hold Penguin Chick Naming Contest

August 11, 2009
Asian Elephant Extravaganza to Showcase Elephants & Asian Culture

July 29, 2009
Enjoy Friday Night Fun at Brew at the Zoo...and Wine, Too!

July 21, 2009
Power Up for Penguin Palooza

July 8, 2009
Free Daily Tours Highlight Education, Conservation at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

July 6, 2009
Sunset Safari Music Series - A Roaring Good Time

July 1, 2009
It's Panda-monium at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!

July 1, 2009
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Open Guanaco Exhibit

June 16, 2009
Pedro the Penguin Signifies Successful Breeding Program

May 12, 2009
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Remain Open During Water Main Modifications

May 6, 2009
County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney Introduces Zoo's New Penguin Chick

May 5, 2009
Friends of the Zoo Announces 2009-2010 Officers and New Board Members

April 21, 2009
Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Host Party for the Planet

April 15, 2009
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to Hold Annual Meeting

February 12, 2009
Zoo Offers Discounted Admission and Special Programs During February Break

February 12, 2009
Zoo to Offer Animals “Sweet Treats” in Celebration of Valentine’s Day

January 2, 2009
Photographers: Zoom in on the Zoo!