Red Fox

Red Fox

Though it is called a red fox, this canine can be red, black and a number of shades in between. Both an opportunistic scavenger and a skilled hunter of small animals, the red fox has adapted the technique of sometimes catching its prey and burying it in snow or dirt for consumption at a later time.

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Catering at the Zoo

Animal Demonstrations

Daily beginning Saturday, June 24
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with admission

Don't miss our "In the Wings" bird show, elephant keeper chat, penguin feedings and various animal encounters.

Daily Schedule:

10:30 a.m. -- Meet the Keeper -- Domestic Animal Barn

11 a.m. -- Animal Myths -- Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

11:30 a.m. -- Elephant Keeper Chat -- Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve

Noon -- Penguin Keeper Chat -- Penguin Coast

1:30 p.m. -- Predator & Prey -- Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

2 p.m. -- Elephant Keeper Chat -- Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve

2:30 p.m. -- Meet the Keeper -- Wildlife Trails (Locations TBA: Listen for announcement)

3 p.m. -- Penguin Keeper Talk -- Penguin Coast

Summer of Siri Pachyderm Party

Wednesdays July 12 & 26
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission

Help celebrate the Summer of Siri with a daylong Pachyderm Party! Enjoy elephant games, face-painting, craft, biofacts and elephant-themed snacks at Jungle Cafe. Take a guided walk to Asian Elephant Preserve to see elephant demos and the herd's favorite treat -- watermelon smash!

Meet our elephant mascot, enter a raffle for a giant elephant plush, and don't forget to bring some Pennies for Pachyderms to support elephant conservation in the wild.

Free elephant toy to the first 250 children.

Birdies Before Brew

Friday, August 4
Registration noon; shotgun start 1 p.m. 
Burnet Park Golf Course, Syracuse 
$500 per foursome
Sponsorships begin at $750
Hole sponsorships also available
Registration required
Contact: Catherine Cross, development manager, (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 4
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Advance sale: $55 per person 
Group tickets (6+): $50 per person 

Day of the event: $65 per person (if available)
Tickets required
Purchase online, by phone at(315) 435-8511 x113 or on-site at membership desk

Special VIP access: $135 per person available by phone or on-site at membership desk

Enjoy a night out at the annual Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo! Taste regional beers and wines and enjoy delicious food and music. Who knew philanthropic endeavors could taste so good? Anyone under the age of 21, including infants and toddlers, will not be admitted.

World Elephant Day

Saturday, August 12
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission

This year's World Elephant Day celebration will kick off a week of spotlighting our Asian elephant herd leading up to Siri's 50th birthday on August 19. We'll offer special elephant crafts, games, treats, and activities highlight the unique characteristics of elephants.

Don't forget to bring your Pennies for Pachyderms to add to Siri's elephant bank for elephant conservation in the wild! 

Asian Elephant Extravaganza

Saturday, August 19
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission

Our Summer of Siri culiminates with this year's Extravaganza, celebrating Asian culture and our beloved Siri's 50th birthday. Join us for a daylong party that blends wildlife conservation education with the rich culture and heritage of the native countries of Asian elephants. Activities include elephant demos at Asian Elephant Preserve, fun kids' crafts and games, as well as examples of Southeast Asian and Indian costume, art, music and dance with help from Syracuse University's South Asia Center and Cornell University's Southeast Asia Program.

Siri will have her face painted with the traditional native headdress and receive a special birthday treat, and we'll announce the results of our Pennies for Pachyderms fundraiser for elephant conservation in Siri's honor.

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