African Lion

African Lion

The African lion is the second largest cat, with males weighing up to 550 pounds and females weighing between 260 and 400 pounds.

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Catering at the Zoo

Spring Break Activities

Saturday, April 21-Sunday, April 29
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy the spring break from school with visits to the zoo! Special keeper chats and animal demonstrations offer a chance to see some extra-special animals and learn about what happens behind the scenes at the zoo. Check our Facebook for daily info on what's happening this week!

Free for members and with zoo admission.

Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 28
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come to our annual Earth Day celebration and learn about the zoo's efforts to sustain biodiversity and promote conservation. We'll have activities and demonstrations to show how you and your family can make a difference, too. Chat with zoo staff at keeper talks featuring some of the zoo's endangered species and visit "green" activity stations throughout the zoo. Presented in partnership with GreeningUSA and Seafood Watch.

Free for members and with zoo admission.

Friends Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 10
8:30 a.m. -  11 a.m.

The Board of Directors and Friends President & CEO Janet Agostini invite you to attend the Friends of the Zoo Annual Meeting. The agenda includes a summary of our 2017 highlights as well as animal greeters and upcoming projects and events. 

For questions and to RSVP, contact Catherine Cross at (315) 435-8511 x132 or

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 13
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Tickets: $34.95 Adults, $15.95 Youth (ages 4-12),
Children 3 and under free
Includes zoo admission 

We invite you to join us for a wildly unique Mother’s Day celebration. 

Indulge in our delicious brunch buffet along with a dessert table rich with pastries and a chocolate fountain. Our pint-sized guests will enjoy their very own buffet featuring items created just for them. 

Round out your day with a visit to the zoo. Ticket price includes zoo admission, service charge and sales tax. Make it the best Mother’s Day ever!

Menu and tickets available at

Dinosaur Invasion!

101 Days of Dinoaurs
Friday, May 25 - Monday, September 3

The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo presents an exhibit of prehistoric proportions, free to members and with zoo admission all summer long. A dozen lifelike animatronic dinosaurs will be stationed throughout the outdoor zoo, including T. Rex, Brachiosaurus, and a couple of adult Parasaurolophus with a nest and babies!

This display is sure to spark an interest in science, paleontology, archeology and natural history in our younger guests by providing an experience that makes a big impression! We will be adding several fun, educational and exciting events built around a dino theme. Stay tuned for more info at


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