Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

About Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park sits tucked into the northern face of Binghamton's South Mountain. The zoo officially opened in 1875, and it is the fifth oldest zoological institution in the country behind such communities as Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Buffalo.

Under the Southern Tier Zoological Society, Ross Park has undergone tremendous changes. What was once asphalt, concrete and steel bars is now winding wooded paths with naturalistic exhibits housing over 100 different species. A strong emphasis on conservation education has created an outreach program that serves over 20,000 people in New York and Pennsylvania.


Animal Care Intern

July 2017 - August 2017 Binghamton, NY
“The experience overall was extremely hands on, and I was able to work with a variety of animals. All of the zookeepers that I shadowed had a different teaching styles, and a lot of experience to share.”
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