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Atlantic Porkfish

Atlantic Porkfish

Porkfish, like all grunts, produce grunt-like sounds by rubbing their teeth together. These sounds seem to be particularly associated with situations of duress. They are the only type of fish to do so in the Atlantic Ocean.

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NOTE: On-site zoo education programs are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to share educational materials at syracusezooevents.org/education/learn-at-home.

On-Site Educational Programs at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

 

For school group field trips to the zoo without an education program component, please call Guest Services, (315) 435-8511 x8512. Special rates available.

Evening Expedition

Are you a group leader looking to give your participants a memorable outing? Bring them to the zoo for an after-hours adventure! This guided learning experience features tours of the animal diet kitchen and social area, a zoo safari class with outreach animal visits and an after-hours tour of the Wildlife Trails. The evening ends with a treat of milk and cookies! The program can be customized for specific patch/badge requirements or matched up to school curricula.

Cost: $25 per participant; minimum 15 participants or $375

(We require 1 chaperone for every 7 children)

Duration: 3 hrs (anytime after 4:30pm)

Ages: 5 and up

Please note:  These programs have limited availability and can be booked up to a year in advance.

 

Book your Evening Expedition now by calling (315) 435-8511 x8559 or email kcoons@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

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