Rosamond Gifford Zoo http://waer.org en Syracuse Zoo Turns 100 and Officials Credit Community Support http://waer.org/post/syracuse-zoo-turns-100-and-officials-credit-community-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>People who visit or take their families to Onondaga County’s<a href="http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/"> Rosamond Gifford Zoo</a> can make a day of it.&nbsp; The might not have been the case when it first opened 100 years ago.&nbsp; It’s grown a bit, from what Joanie Mahoney calls modest beginnings.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:51:08 +0000 Chris Bolt 20761 at http://waer.org Syracuse Zoo Turns 100 and Officials Credit Community Support Zoo Visitors Encouraged to Help Endangered Species' Native Habitats http://waer.org/post/zoo-visitors-encouraged-help-endangered-species-native-habitats <p>The <a href="http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/">Rosamond&nbsp;Gifford Zoo</a> is hoping visitors get in the spirit of their centennial celebration by supporting some of the animals’ native habitats. &nbsp;Friends of the Zoo has launched a fundraising effort called “100 cents for 100 years” to conserve endangered species. &nbsp;In exchange for a donation of a dollar or more, guests will receive a unique zoo wrist band. &nbsp;Friends of the Zoo President Janet Agostini says they want to do greater good beyond our borders.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:43:11 +0000 Scott Willis 20585 at http://waer.org Zoo Visitors Encouraged to Help Endangered Species' Native Habitats Rosamond Gifford Zoo Plans Ahead While Marking 100 Years http://waer.org/post/rosamond-gifford-zoo-plans-ahead-while-marking-100-years <p>Syracuse's Rosamond&nbsp;Gifford&nbsp;Zoo is mapping out its future while celebrating its 100th anniversary. &nbsp;Officials Tuesday unveiled a 20-year strategic master plan that includes a combination of short and long term projects and a business plan. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>County Executive Joanie&nbsp;Mahoney says the zoo has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a four acre plot with a few animals to 43 acres with more than 700.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 03:47:57 +0000 Scott Willis 17888 at http://waer.org Rosamond Gifford Zoo Plans Ahead While Marking 100 Years Former Elephant Yard will now host shows and displays at County Zoo http://waer.org/post/former-elephant-yard-will-now-host-shows-and-displays-county-zoo <p>Visitors to the Rosamond Gifford zoo have a new display to discover. The Zoo unveiled an Animal Encounter amphitheater and show yard today in the old elephant exhibit Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:32:51 +0000 Chris Bolt & Max Brady & Waleed Shaikh 3126 at http://waer.org Former Elephant Yard will now host shows and displays at County Zoo