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Photo by Dave Parsons

As you can imagine, we are all thrilled to be putting the final touches on our A Step Into Africa Exhibit. Planning, raising the money for, and opening this exhibit has been, and will be, the most daunting yet exhilarating experience of my professional life. I look forward to you experiencing this exhibit in all its uniqueness when it opens on May 17, 2012.

This exhibit not only highlights the animals, but also gives our visitors the opportunity to learn how animals communicate, how their social structure supports a family, and very significantly, what is happening to these species in the wild. You will have to come back many times to take it all in!

Please click here to read the full press release that was issued today regarding our new exhibit.

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

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Rachel Baker August

I was fortunate to be able to share information about our upcoming exhibit, A Step Into Africa, with WXXI viewers on their “Need to Know” show that aired Friday, Feb 24th this year.

Click here to see the Q & A with WXXI’s Steve Dawe in its entirety.

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

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Keeping the water for the otters, penguins, sea lions and polar bears clean, clear and healthy is a monumental task. We filter and treat a combined 235,000 gallons of water!

That means sending all that water through filters and chemical cleaning every 90 minutes, 24 hours a day. Pete and Will, our Life Support Systems operators, both work tirelessly to check on all of the filters, valves, pumps and chemicals needed to accomplish that work. (Photos by Larry Sorel)

– Larry Sorel, County Zoo Director

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