Seneca Park Zoo begins first phase of renovations

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) – The first phase of Seneca Park Zoo’s master renovation plan is now under construction.

Monroe County and city construction crews broke ground on the upgrades Tuesday morning.

The renovations include an African savannah exhibit, a cold Asia exhibit, and a passenger tram system to help visitors get to each side of the zoo easily.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo explained why this project is so important.

“When we’re talking about the Seneca Park Zoo, I mean certainly we’re talking about the county’s commitment to animal preservation, to conservation and that’s important,” Dinolfo said. “But it’s equally important as we look at the quality of life in Monroe County. We want to make sure that people who live here, continue to live here.”

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