Rosamond Gifford Zoo http://wrvo.org en Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates 100 years http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-rosamond-gifford-zoo-celebrates-100-years <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Rosamond<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gifford Zoo is beginning it’s second century in Syracuse.</span></p><p>When the zoo opened it’s doors 100 years ago, visitors were treated to some birds and a bear. Director Ted Fox says it’s important to take stock after a century.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:26:59 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58568 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates 100 years Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates 100 with plans for the future http://wrvo.org/post/rosamond-gifford-zoo-celebrates-100-plans-future <p></p><p>The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse is 100 years old this year. To coincide with that anniversary, the zoo has announced a 20-year new action plan that could change the way the zoo looks like in the future. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says the anniversary makes it a great time to look towards the future.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 20:08:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55428 at http://wrvo.org Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates 100 with plans for the future More space to get up close with the elephants at the zoo http://wrvo.org/post/more-space-get-close-elephants-zoo <p>Visitors to the zoo in Syracuse will be able to enjoy better views of the elephants and other animals now that a new animal encounter is officially open.</p><p>The Rosamond Gifford Zoo on the city's west side dedicated the Northwest Mutual Animal Encounter on Wednesday.</p><p>The space, located near the entrance to the zoo, is the former permanent home of the zoo's Asian elephants. The elephants got a new, larger, home in 2011, so the zoo redesigned the display area for multiple animal shows. Siri, an elephant and the zoo's oldest resident, was still the main attraction at the opening.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:49:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 39019 at http://wrvo.org More space to get up close with the elephants at the zoo Rosamond Gifford Zoo has banner year http://wrvo.org/post/rosamond-gifford-zoo-has-banner-year <p>Last year was a record year for attendance at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. Several factors combined to make the zoo the place to go last year. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:17:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31865 at http://wrvo.org Rosamond Gifford Zoo has banner year Zoo keepers share ideas in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/zoo-keepers-share-ideas-syracuse <p>More than 200 zoo keepers from around the country descended on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse this week for the 39th annual conference of the Association of Zookeepers. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26767 at http://wrvo.org Zoo hosts Operation Salute for veterans http://wrvo.org/post/zoo-hosts-operation-salute-veterans <p>Veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their families will get a special welcome home this week at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. &nbsp; The idea is to show these vets that the community appreciates their sacrifices.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:35:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20789 at http://wrvo.org