Animals of the Savanna Expansion to open September 13

On Thursday, August 16, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo joined officials from the Seneca Park Zoo to announce that the new Animals of the Savanna expansion project will officially open to the public on Thursday, September 13, 2018. This is the second major project in Phase I of Seneca Park Zoo’s Master Plan Expansion Project.

The expansion is a new five-acre area of the Zoo featuring animals from the African Savanna, including Masai giraffes, plains zebra, ostriches, a southern white rhino, naked mole rats and over a dozen other species. In addition to the new habitats and animals, the expansion includes a tram that will take guests from the front of the Zoo to the new area beyond the elephant barn. Additionally, the Savanna Outpost is a new concessions area, and will include an opportunity for guests to feed giraffes in the future.

Check out the local coverage below!

WROC: New exhibit, featuring giraffes and zebras, to open next month at Seneca Park Zoo

Spectrum: Seneca Park Zoo finishing up touches on African Savanna exhibit

WHAM: Opening date announced for new expansion at Seneca Park Zoo

D&C: Giraffe getting settled at Seneca Park Zoo

Click here to watch video from the announcement.