Although the sun is only peeking through the clouds occasionally today, we had a bright and busy day here! For those who loved Puff, it is a sad day. Some people are coming in to check on how the other sea lions, Marina, Lily and Flounder, are doing now that Puff is no longer swimming with them (read our full press release on Puff here). A few of the kids have written notes to the sea lion zoo keepers to tell them know they are being thought of today and that they will miss Puff too.
The Monroe County Youth Bureau had their awards ceremony here today…over 300 people enjoying lunch, a scavenger hunt and being acknowledged for their outstanding work. To the right is Monroe County Youth Bureau Director Bob Zinck with one of the master of ceremonies Nyiaesha Colon and attendee Nyasia Smith.
And Rochester Institute of Technology students are here as well interning with a keeper by cleaning and feeding some of our animals. Here is Abbey Moreland (photo at left) an RIT Biology major handling Bouncer , our ball python, along with keeper Kellee Wolowitz.
And finally, the docents, our friends from Ganondagon and other volunteers did a stellar job teaching everyone about animal biology, habitat and Native American culture for our annual Genesee Trail Day!
I’m not sure we had enough packed into this one day at the Zoo! Oh right…and some people just came to stroll around to enjoy the animals who are very active on this cool day!
– Rachel Baker August, Executive Director for the Seneca Park Zoo Society