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Naked Mole Rat

Naked Mole Rat

Naked mole-rats appear to be bald, but they are not completely hairless. They have sensory whiskers on their face and tail, which allow them to move backward just as quickly as they can move forward.

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Catering at the Zoo

Support Your Zoo


The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is fortunate to be among the top-tier zoos entrusted with caring for some of the world's most vulnerable and endangered animals. Your support helps provide the best care available for every animal at the zoo, including some with special needs like Iniko, who became the first baby patas monkey in North America to be hand-reared after her mother did not survive her June 8 birth.

As one of only 240 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), we are required to maintain the highest standards of animal care and welfare, wildlife conservation and nature education aimed at saving threatened and endangered species from extinction.

You can support these missions with a secure online contribution by clicking below!

You may also mail a check payable to "Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo" to:

Development Department
Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
1 Conservation Place
Syracuse, NY 13204

Gift Matching: Many companies offer a matching-gift benefit to their employees to inspire charitable giving. Sometimes the gifts of retirees and spouses are also eligible. Please contact your employer to determine if your contribution is eligible for a company match, which will provide an additional gift to support your zoo.


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