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

Snow Leopard Days: Half-Price Admission

Monday, January 2-Tuesday, February 28
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Zoo goers enjoy half-price admission in January & February!

Bundle up this winter and visit the zoo! Wander the Wildlife Trails and see animals playing in the snow, keep warm in indoor exhibits like the tropical Diversity of Birds, explore The Curious Cub Gift Shop and swing by the Jungle Café for a tasty treat or hot cocoa. The zoo is the perfect wintertime getaway for families and children, even in the coldest weather. You'll be sure to have an entertaining, educational and memorable visit--the best day ever!

Winter Break Activities

Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, February 26
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission
(Half-price admission in effect for this event)

Beat the winter blues with a visit to the zoo! Enjoy animal demonstrations and meet the keeper sessions for a chance to learn what happens "behind the scenes."

10:30   Bird Greeter (Upper Lobby)

11:00   Meet the Keeper: Small Mammals*

11:30   Meet the Outreach Animals (Upper Lobby)

2:00     Meet the Keeper: Wildlife Trails*

2:30     Meet the Keeper: Reptiles/Aquariums*

3:00     Bird Feeding (Diversity of Birds)

*Listen to zoo announcements for Meet the Keeper locations - Schedule subject to change - Outdoor activities are weather permitting

Winter Break: Superhero Day

Friday, February 24
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission
(Half-price admission in effect for this event)
Free zoo admission for children wearing superhero-themed costumes or attire!

Kids - dress up as your favorite superhero and get free admission to the zoo! Tour the zoo, learn all about our super-powered animal friends and sharpen your skills in our Superhero Training Camp - plus face painting and more!

  • Superhero Training Camp - Test your skills at a number of stations and earn a special certificate at the end
  • Face Painting, $3 per child - Choose from a number of superhero designs
  • Super-Powered Animal Friends - Learn about our zoo animals and their amazing features, listen to keeper chats, pick up Adopt an Animal specials at the membership desk
  • Super Snacks - Superhero-themed items available for purchase in the café

Winter Photo Contest Awards Ceremony

Friday, February 24
3-4 p.m.
Free to attend in the zoo's lower lobby

All 2017 Winter at the Zoo Photo Contest contestants are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contestants need not be present to win.

Wizarding Weekend

Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets $8

Calling all witches, wizards, house elves and goblins – you’re cordially invited to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for an enchanted celebration fit for Harry, Ron and Hermione, too! Dress as your favorite character, hop on your broomstick and get ready for a spellbinding weekend of wizarding fun!

Enter Diagon Alley and enjoy complimentary wands at Ollivander’s, magical drink samples at The Leaky Cauldron and gold galleons at Gringott’s (while supplies last)!

Enjoy these fun activities:
  • Quidditch team tryouts
  • Participate in the sorting ceremony
  • Create an origami craft and watch the Magical Potions Demonstration
  • Attend the amazing Care of Magical Creatures Class and meet Eagon the eagle owl along with Mud the incredible cane toad 
  • Keeper talks, fun photo booths and more!

Breakfast with the Bunny

Saturdays & Sundays, April 2, 8, 9 & 15
Sessions at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Reservations required
$14 members, $18 non-members, children 2 & under free

The Easter Bunny is making a special trip to the zoo! Hop on down for a fun-filled morning of delicious food and activities. Don't forget to snap your photo with our special guest! Click event title to purchase tickets and for more info.

Animal Egg-Stravaganza

Sunday, April 9
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free for members and with zoo admission

Watch the animals receive egg-shaped enrichment items throughout the day. You won't want to miss this egg-citing event!

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