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Yesterday was the perfect day to visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park (1 Conservation Place, Syracuse, New York 13204). They are open every day from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, so I imagine every day is a perfect day to view the magnificent animals who live there.

Check out their web-site for more information including exciting upcoming events and party planning opportunities, as well as membership info.

There is a wonderful gift shop at the entrance filled with high quality stuffed animals (my favorite was the flamingo). There were all sorts of things for all ages – toys for the children and beverage glasses (think shots) for the adults.

We had so much fun. Bobbi and I are both art teachers. I predict animal art is in our students’ collective future.

This may be my new happy place. You should go – become a member and admission is free or use the Onondaga County library pass (good for four people), or wait until you are sixty-two and it is only $5.00. Or just go. It is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (babies up to two years old – free).

The Wild

The Wild Animal Park is right around the corner from where I work and – wow – I had no idea! It is a zoo experience with a petting zoo and animal farm, as well as a safari component.

My friend Elaine is in town from Florida, so we decided to explore The Wild on Friday evening. It was a lot of fun. The space is clean. The animals are well cared for and happy, especially the giraffe. So fun! It was just this incredible gem of an experience!

The Wild is located at 7621 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, New York 13037. Call (315) 510-3347 for more information.