Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY

It was Spring, the weather was clearing up a bit and this was my first visit to a zoo since being on safari in Africa six months earlier. Seeing lions and elephants in a zoo setting won’t be the same after seeing them roaming free in the Serengeti but I did enjoy the visit to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Location). They have used the available space and terrain to provide plenty of viewing spots for the visitors without giving an impression that the animals are ‘caged’. This is especially noticeable in the enclosures for the mountain sheep and the tigers.

Someone at the zoo has a sense of humor which is always nice to see.

Over in the lion enclosure, the lion and lioness were doing just what they tend to do during the day in real life – resting and sleeping.

I was not expecting to see an open air Penguin enclosure so that was a real treat.

Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)

About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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