One would never guess that the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is located in the heart of the city of Syracuse- a "wild kingdom" on a hill overlooking the urban landscape. It offers a wide array of animal exhibits in authentic and humane habitats from African lions, Asian elephants and Siberian tigers to North American bears, wolves and fish. Major attractions are the penguin exhibit and elephant house that are super popular with children and very accessible to them. It impresses me that the zoo has become the focus of many community events like the Zoo Boo at Halloween time, Penguin Palooza and the Brew at the Zoo! Not overwhelming- a nice morning or afternoon outing that might include lunch at the Jungle Cafe!
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