Z is for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse celebrated its centennial in 2014.

zoo_SYRThis is probably the third time I used zoo, but at least it’s a different one.

This past Veterans Day, the family visited the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park in Syracuse, NY. We were in the city for a conference my wife attended, and just before we left town, we followed the most convoluted Mapquest directions to get to this site that provided a great view of the city.

The admission price for the three of us was $20; actually 12.5% less than that with The Wife’s AAA membership. If we had gone NEXT year, I’d be a senior citizen (ack!) and would be charged $5 rather than $8.

As it turns out, the zoo was celebrating its centennial year:

The… Zoo has had a wild adventure of growth and improvement over the last century. Once just a small four-acre facility, the zoo is now home to approximately 700 animals (more than 240 species) spanning 43 acres.

You can read about the animals. As is always the case, there may be a a few animals not available. The small enclosed animals looked fine. I did wonder if the lions would have preferred a larger space, as the tigers, foxes, and elephants had.

I imagine if we lived locally, we might visit a few times a year.


ABC Wednesday, Round 15

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