The Syracuse zoo cannot hope to hold a candle to the St. Louis Zoo,
and I will miss the StL zoo. Still, the Syracuse zoo has a wonderful
collection of cold climate mammals who really come to life
in the winter, including caribou, reindeer, markhors,
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, red pandas, snow leopards,
wolves both gray and red, Eurasian lynx, Amur tigers,
and Humboldt penguins.
Very few people appreciate the nature of this strong collection
of cold weather animals.