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Red wolves are critically endangered. Measures are being taken to protect this species throughout its range and through captive breeding and reintroduction programs.

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Catering at the Zoo

World Octopus Day

Monday, October 8 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free to members and with zoo admission.

Join us on 8/8 to celebrate our Giant Pacific octopus, Ollie, and other marine life with demonstrations, keeper chats and Octo-games and activities. Learn about sustainable seafood and enter a raffle for an Under the Sea gift basket to benefit octopus care and conservation.

Zoo Boo

Saturdays & Sundays, October 20, 21, 27 & 28
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rain or Shine

Zoo members $8 per child (zoo admission free to members); Non-members $8 per child plus zoo admission. Only zoo members can buy Zoo Boo tickets in advance; non-members must purchase Zoo Boo tickets at the gate on Zoo Boo days.

Enjoy Halloween fun in the daytime sun -- it' a Halloween party at the zoo! Come and trick-or-treat with the animals! The zoo will become a kid-friendly haunt with themed treats, creepy-crawly animal encounters, keeper talks, games, and temporary tattoos. This “kooky not spooky” events provides Halloween fun without fear. Wear your costumes and bring your treat bags!

Purchase tickets online at, or call (315) 435-8511 x8589.

World Snow Leopard Day

Tuesday, October 23
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free to members and with zoo admission.

World Snow Leopard Day began in 2014 to raise awareness of one of the world’s most endangered wild cats. This year we will celebrate our new snow leopard cubs, Ozzy and Strut! Enjoy keeper chats about these amazing animals and help support snow leopard conservation at your zoo and in the wild.

Art Gone Wild!

Art Exhibition
Wednesday, November 1 - Friday, November 16 during zoo hours.

Enjoy extraordinary artwork created by our animals as part of their enrichment activities. Pieces produced by elephant trunks, panda paws, penguin feet and octopus arms will be on display leading up to our reception and art auction on Friday.

Reception, Art Salke & Auction
Friday, November 16, 6 - 8 p.m.

Advance sale tickets available online at
Advance sale $8 per person, $10 at the door; Age 12 and under are free.

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a piece of animal art! Dozens of pieces created by the animals of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will be auctioned off to support the zoo’s chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Light refreshments and cash bar available.

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