Archive for October, 2010

Well they’re back.

Heathcliff and Gertrude, the Zoo’s king vultures, moved into their newly renovated and more spacious home in the Main Building this morning, so all is “back to normal” for the collection and the Zoo Keepers. For the first time since spring, the inside of the building is fully populated. Watch for additions to the Aviary in the Main Building potentially as early as this fall, but certainly by next spring!

– Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director

Photos by Kelli O’Brien


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Photo by Larry Sorel

This iguana is the first of the South American collection to return to the renovated and expanded South American Exhibit in the Zoo’s Main Building. It went straight to the new waterfall and pond, provided by The Home Depot as part of its community outreach effort. Over the next several days, the rest of the collection (sloths, golden lion tamarins, Amazon parrots) will move in as well!

This renovation was completed by Zoo staff this summer and will allow us to add additional species to the mix – watch for future announcements. Also, as part of this, the king vultures will move to a renovated exhibit in the Main Building in just a few weeks.

– Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director

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On Friday morning, we welcomed a “new” bench to the Zoo. This bench was created from a fallen white oak tree by the Monroe County Park Department’s arborist, Joe Bernal. It was placed in front of the Amur Tiger Exhibit as a new place for our guests to sit and enjoy their Zoo experience. Quite a few of you did just that while at our ZooBoo event yesterday.

Thanks, Joe!

– Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director

Photos by Larry Sorel

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Photo by Kelli O'Brien


First day of ZooBoo 2010 and it’s a hit! Kids AND adults in costumes with smiling faces! A new addition is live music at the pavilion, along with our spectacular standards of elephant pumpkin smashing and creative exhibit decorations that guests can vote on.

Come join the family fun tomorrow (October 17) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m!

– Rachel Baker August, Executive Director for the Seneca Park Zoo Society

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The 2011 Seneca Park Zoo Calendar can be purchased for $9.95 plus tax.

What a glorious fall day! The leaves are turning red and orange all around the Zoo. Come out this weekend for fresh air and beautiful scenery, and of course, to see our animals!

And thanks to all those great photographers who submitted photos for our 2011 calendar – it turned out spectacular and the photos are fabulous! You can purchase one now on Zoo grounds at the ZooShop or at Wegmans starting October 17.

Hope to see you this weekend here at the Zoo.

– Rachel Baker August, Executive Director of the Seneca Park Zoo Society

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