Rosamond Gifford Zoo


Red pandas at Syracuse zoo yesterday

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is now caring for 27 yellow-spotted Amazon River turtles.
The turtles hatched between April 5 and April 12.
“The hatching of these once endangered species is exciting for us, as many of them will enhance the exhibits at other accredited zoos around the country,” said zoo director Ted Fox.
Named for the yellow spots on the side of its head, they are one of the largest river turtles in South America.
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is one of just 70 institutions in the world to house yellow-spotted Amazon River turtles.
The baby turtles will be on exhibit at the zoo for a limited time and will eventually be transferred to zoos and aquariums around the country including the National Aquarium and the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, Calif.

That’s my zoo at home!! So proud of them.

Here is a picture of the packy Mali, standing with her absolutely adorable baby boy! As of right now, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is going through choices as to what they should name this baby. I voted “Horton” after the Dr. Seuss character.

Syracuse, New York is one of ten places I might be vacationing right now. Do you think this is where I am? Be sure to submit your choice for a great prize!

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Here is my 8th favorite picture from my first year. Here is Siri, the queen of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, during the celebration of her new home the “Asian Elephant Reserve”. I like this picture because I think she’s standing in a good pose, & I think she looks lovely with the painted crown on her head. Plus, she’s enjoying a nice snack!

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