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

Photo Contest Travel Exhibit

Third Annual Winter at the Zoo Traveling Winners Exhibition
Redhouse Arts Center: June 27-August 13

Sponsored by Friends of the Zoo, CNY Arts, Community Folk Art Center, Everson Museum of Art, Redhouse Arts Center and Syracuse Stage. Click event title to view 2016 contest winners and for information about the traveling exhibit.

Animal Demonstrations

Weekdays beginning Monday, June 27
Final day: Labor Day - Monday, September 5
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Don't miss our elephant keeper chat, penguin feedings, meet the keeper talks and various animal encounters. Click event title for schedule.

Temporary Tattoo Tuesdays & Face Paint Fridays

Tuesdays, July 5-August 23: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fridays, July 15-August 19: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Free for members and with admission
Booths located in Courtyard
Stations will be moved to indoor zoo during inclement weather

The membership department will host Tattoo Tuesdays for children; staff will apply temporary tattoos or parents may choose to apply the tattoo if they wish. The education department and its ZooGuides teen ambassador program will offer Face Paint Fridays. Both activities are free; visitors may opt to make a donation to the zoo for either experience.

Zoovies Summer Movie Series

The BIG screen comes to the zoo!

Mr. Popper's Penguins - Thursday, July 21
Zootopia - Thursday, August 11

Zoo opens at 6 p.m.
Movie starts at dusk (approx. 8:30 p.m.)

Members: $5 per person
Non-Members: $10 per person

Children 2 and Under: Free
Tickets required
Ticket prices include zoo admission and movie screening

Bring the whole family to tour the zoo and enjoy an outdoor animal-themed movie experience on a beautiful summer night! Limited seating provided - bring your own blankets and/or chairs. Held rain or shine. In case of rain, movies will be shown in the zoo's banquet room at 8 p.m. Click event title for complete information and to purchase tickets.

Birdies Before Brew

Friday, August 5
Registration 1 p.m.; shotgun start 1:45 p.m.
Burnet Park Golf Course, Syracuse
$500 per foursome
Sponsorships begin at $750
Hole and tee signs available
Registration required
Contact: Catherine Cross, development associate, (315) 435-8511 x132

Help raise funds for Friends of the Zoo's education programs (benefitting over 150,000 people of all ages each year) while golfing on Burnet Park's historic nine-hole course situated on a beautiful setting overlooking the City of Syracuse. After the tournament enjoy a VIP reception, parking and admission to the annual sell-out fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo! Click event title to register.

Brew at the Zoo

Friday, August 5
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Advance sale: $50 per person
Group tickets (6+): $45 per person
Day of: $60 per person (if available)
Tickets required
Purchase online, by phone at(315) 435-8511 x113 or on-site at membership desk

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friends of the Zoo's annual fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo...and Wine, Too! Taste regional beers and wines, see animals on exhibit, enjoy delicious food and music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Anyone under 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted. Sponsored by CXtec and TERACAI. Click event title for complete information and to purchase tickets.

Asian Elephant Extravaganza

Saturday, August 20
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Free for members and with admission

Celebrate Asian culture and honor the zoo's magnificent elephant herd. Join us for a day-long celebration that blends wildlife conservation education with the rich culture and heritage of the native countries of Asian elephants. Presented in partnership with the Syracuse University South Asia Center and the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University. Click event title for complete information.

Save the Date: Zoo Boo

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

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