Classes, costumes & conservation at your Zoo this weekend

There’s a reason Seneca Park Zoo was nominated one of the Best Local Family-Friendly Attractions in Rochester in CITY Newspaper’s 2015 Best of Rochester ballot it’s a place for serious fun, committed to serious conservation efforts. And this weekend is no exception. Place your final vote here until 5 p.m. tonight!

After an awesome opening weekend, we’re getting ready for more ZooBoo on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18. Trick-or-treaters will collect puzzle pieces throughout the Zoo and receive an End Prize of palm oil-free candy, animals will enjoy pumpkin enrichment and there will be lots of photo opportunities and educational activities. 50 cents of every event ticket sold benefits Health in Harmony, a nonprofit working to save orangutans from extinction.

Photo by Marie Kraus

Don’t miss the last October ZooClasses today: register in advance for Animal Shapes for 3-year-olds at 10:15 a.m. and Birds of a Feather for 4 and 5-year-olds at 11:30 a.m. Find information about November and December classes, and register online here.

Photo by Ceci Menchetti

The Zoo’s conservation efforts are also continuing right in our backyard. Today, October 16NYSDEC is releasing 1,000 lake sturgeon into the Genesee River as part of our partnership to increase sustainable populations of this endangered species throughout the region.

Photo by Kelli O’Brien

Follow along on Twitter today and stay tuned for updates on new data collected!