Celebrate zoo keepers during a week dedicated to their hard work, expertise, and excellent care of the animals at the Zoo. Connect with animal care staff and learn about the conservation efforts they are working on, both at the Zoo and in the field. Discover everything that goes into a day in the life of a zoo keeper, including behavioral training, diet prep, veterinary care, habitat maintenance and design, horticulture, education, and conservation.
Join Seneca Park Zoo in this worldwide effort to increase awareness of the plight facing tigers in their natural range and the conservation work happening to protect them from extinction. Learn how human encroachment affects tiger populations and what you can do to help save tigers and their habitat.
Celebrate penguins and discover how AZA facilities like Seneca Park Zoo are working to restore the African penguin population through SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction Learn about the Zoo's nationally renowned African penguin breeding program and the threats to this species in their natural range, such as oil spills, habitat depletion, human encroachment, and overfishing. Get the tools to be an educated and sustainable consumer with Seafood Watch, and discover how the nonprofit organization SANCCOB is working to save penguins in…
Learn about the exciting expansion of A Step Into Africa and discover how your Zoo is moving into the future. Explore the unique biodiversity in eastern Africa and talk with educators and docents about the impact of poaching and human encroachment on species such as elephants and lions, and the conservation programs working to protect them. Enjoy activities that will educate about the history and culture of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Crater in Africa and the Maasai people's sustainable culture,…
Join the Seneca Park Zoo Society for a day at the Zoo connecting art to animals and nature. Art stations will be set up throughout the Zoo to encourage guests to draw or photograph a variety of species while engaging with docents, staff, and artists about the animals and their habitats.
Learn about the conservation success stories that have happened right in your own backyard. Discover how the Zoo has helped to bring back river otters and lake sturgeon to the Genesee River. Connect with local organizations to discover the positive effects of human conservation efforts. Explore citizen science through One Cubic Foot, what you can do to protect the Genesee, and local Native American cultures and their relationship with the environment.
Learn about the threats facing elephants due to human impact, including the complexities of the ivory trade, poaching, and human encroachment. Discover how zoos and conservation care are working to save these animals from extinction with programs such as the Species Survival Program, and our dedication to conservation partners like the International Elephant Foundation. Guests will come away with a better understanding of the importance of these megaherbivores, and what they can do to help save elephants from extinction.