Archive for December, 2010

Bill and Roscoe enjoying some snow time. Photo by Tina Fess.

They play in it!

Many people ask what happens to the animals in the winter, or even if the Zoo is open. We are open all year long (closed New Year’s Day, first Saturday in June, Thanksgiving and Christmas) and many of the animals enjoy the snow in the winter. That includes those you may not expect!

Genny C and Lilac also go out in the snow and play, as well as the baboons. Those that don’t are still visible in the “winter” part of their habitat. So come on out and enjoy some fun here at the Zoo!

– Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director


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Photo by Curt Plassche.

Hello friends!

This week an Annual Appeal letter is being sent out to donors from snow leopard siblings Shadau and Shyla, Seneca Park Zoo’s newest residents. The snow leopards look “at home” in all this snow and cold, with long furry tails and thick spotted coats. They are perfectly suited for this Rochester winter! I hope you will send a holiday gift to the Zoo to support all of our educational programs and exhibit improvements. Thank you, and have a happy holiday.

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

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Photos by Larry Sorel

The first snow of the season and the Zoo has changed into a winter wonderland!

If you have not visited the Zoo in winter, you are missing out on an interesting experience. Most of the animals are more active than in the summertime. Crowds are less significant and the setting is just extraordinary; I love walking through during and just after a snowfall to see how the landscape is changed and to see the animals “playing” in the newly-fallen snow!

Now that winter is here, come out and have whole new experience yourself.

– Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director

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