Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden Lion Tamarin

Tamarin groups actively defend a territory against other golden lion tamarins. They use vocalizations and scent marking during ritualized group encounters for defense so actual fighting does not occur.

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Catering at the Zoo

Teddy Bear Clinic

Sunday, October 2
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Friends of the Zoo invites children of all ages and their favorite teddy bear or plush animal (and their parents) to attend a special Teddy Bear Clinic. Bring your plush friend for a checkup at the zoo! Volunteer "veterinarians" will give your teddy bear a full examination. Treat yourself to a temporary tattoo and your plush pal to a fun accessory. If your teddy bear has received an excessive amount of love over the years, volunteer "surgeons" will be onsite to mend holes or replace missing pieces. Stop by the "surgery suite" and see an emergency procedure on one of the gift shop's "residents." At the end of your checkup, receive a coupon for a complimentary frozen treat at the Jungle Café for a job well done as a great caretaker for your teddy bear! (while supplies last)

Zoo Boo

Saturdays & Sundays, October 22, 23, 29 & 30
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Members: $8 per child (zoo admission is free for members)
Only members may purchase advance sale tickets

Non-Members: $8 per child (plus zoo admission)
Non-members may only purchase tickets on Zoo Boo days

Halloween fun in the daytime sun, come trick-or-treat with the animals! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, games, temporary tattoos and more! The "kooky not spooky" theme provides Halloween fun without fear. Wear your costumes and bring your treat bags! Daytime hours means participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine. Click event title to purchase member advance sale tickets and for complete info.

Squishing of the Squash

Sunday, November 6
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free for members and with admission

What happens to the pumpkins when Halloween is over? The squash get squished! Watch as animals throughout the zoo stomp, romp and chomp pumpkins of varying sizes! Don't miss the 11th annual gourd-filled gala of fun.

Art Gone Wild! Art Exhibition

Tuesday, November 1-Friday, November 18
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Dozens of extraordinary works-of-art created by the animals living at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be on display-including pieces produced by trunks, paws, feet, hooves, scales, skin and, of course, brushes. Don't miss this limited engagement!

Art Gone Wild! Reception, Sale & Auction

Friday, November 18
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
$5 per person, children 6 & under free

If you've ever wanted to purchase a piece of animal artwork, now's your chance! Dozens of pieces created by our zoo animals will be auctioned off in support of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Light refreshments and cash bar available.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturdays & Sundays, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18
9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Reservations required
$14 members, $18 non-members, children 2 & under free

Celebrate the season at this annual holiday event. Our elves will serve breakfast while Santa listens to last minute gift requests. Don't forget your camera for photos with the jolly ol' elf himself! Kids can make holiday crafts and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. Visit the membership desk for our special $25 Jr. Keeper Adopt package available ONLY at this event. Click event title to purchase tickets and for complete info.

Holidays with the Animals

Saturday, December 10
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Free for members and with admission

In celebration of the holiday season, animals at the zoo will be given "presents" as a way to enhance their well-being. Zoo goers can watch the animals play with their new toys and demonstrate natural behaviors.

Noon Year's Eve

Saturday, December 31
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Ring in the "noon" year at the zoo with entertainment, a dance party and more. It's an authentic New Year's Eve celebration that keeps bed time in mind, complete with countdown and sparkling juice toast at noon.

2017

Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest

Monday, January 2-Tuesday, January 31
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Complimentary admission with camera (cell phones not accepted)
Limit 1 entrant per household per day

Welcome the arrival of the New Year by entering the zoo's 12th annual photo contest. Photographers of all abilities, ages 5 & up, are invited to enter for a chance to win fantastic prizes. Watch for updates in late fall on the zoo's website, social media and in the Winter 2017 issue of MyZoo Magazine!

Snow Leopard Days

Monday, January 2-Tuesday, February 28
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Zoo goers enjoy half-price admission in January & February!

Bundle up this winter and visit the zoo! Wander the Wildlife Trails and see animals playing in the snow, keep warm in indoor exhibits like the tropical Diversity of Birds, explore The Curious Cub Gift Shop and swing by the Jungle Café for a tasty treat or hot cocoa. The zoo is the perfect wintertime getaway for families and children, even in the coldest weather. You'll be sure to have an entertaining, educational and memorable visit--the best day ever!

Snow Leopard Soirée

Friday, January 20
6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Reservations required
$220 per person or $1,750 per table of eight

Join us for Friends of the Zoo's annual black-tie gala and winter fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the zoo's education programs. Enjoy an evening filled with fun and festive gourmet dining, music, live and silent auctions and animal greeters. Click event title to purchase tickets and for complete info.

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