Zoo helps release 1,000 sturgeon into the Genesee River

On October 16, the Zoo’s Director of Animal Health and Conservation, Dr. Jeff Wyatt, gathered with staff from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Zoo supporters and members of the media at the City Boat Launch near Ontario Beach Park. A small group of those gathered boarded a boat and awaited the arrival of their fellow passengers: sturgeon.

Check out this video to see what happened once the sturgeon were loaded onto the boat and taken to a spot in the Genesee River near Seth Green Island.


Learn more about our continuing partnership with the DEC here and stay tuned for updates on how the reintroduced fish develop during the next year!