Radiated Tortoise

Radiated Tortoise

The radiated tortoise’s shell has a pattern of yellow lines “radiating” from the center of the dark plate of the shell, hence the name. The shell also contains blood vessels and nerves, so a tortoise can actually feel when it is touched.

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Catering at the Zoo

Breakfast with Santa

Saturdays and Sundays, December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23.
9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick! Children can make a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission.

$15.95 members | $19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online here or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Holidays with the Animals

Sunday, December 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Help us celebrate the season with the animals as they receive enrichment “gifts” to engage them and enhance their well-being. Zoo-goers can watch the animals open their presents and play with their toys as they demonstrate natural behaviors.

Free for members or with paid zoo admission.

Noon Years Eve

Monday, December 31
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come ring in the “noon” year at the zoo with entertainment, a dance party and New Year’s celebration that keeps bed-time in mind – complete with countdown at noon.

Free for members or with paid zoo admission.

Snow Leopard Soirée

Friday, February 8
6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tickets: $220 per person or $1,750 per table of eight

Reservations required; register online at www.syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8518.

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.

 

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