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November 15, 2022: Seneca Park Zoo Announces Dr. Patricia Wright Inaugural Conservation Warrior Award Winner. Full press release here. 

July 29, 2022: Seneca Park Zoo Announces Death of Giraffe Calf Born July 12, 2022. Full press release here. 

July 25, 2022: Seneca Park Zoo and Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announce Hatching of Two Snowy Owl Owlets. Read more here.

July 18, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces $5 Admission at Seneca Park Zoo for Veterans. Read more here.

July 18, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Seneca Park Zoo Announce Completion of New Trailside Café at the Zoo. Read more here.

July 13, 2022: Seneca Park Zoo’s Second Masai Giraffe Calf is Male and Receiving Veterinary Care. Read more here.

July 12, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Second Masai Giraffe Calf Born at Seneca Park Zoo! Read more here.

June 24, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Signs Legislation to Allow $1 Admission to Seneca Park Zoo for Income-Eligible Families.  Learn more here.

June 15, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo Announce Birth of Canada Lynx Litter! Learn more here.

June 7, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Proposes $1 Admission Cost to Seneca Park Zoo for Income-Eligible Families! Learn more here.

May 26, 2022: Seneca Park Zoo Announces Summer Experiences Are Back! Learn more here.

May 10, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces EMT Appreciation Event at the Zoo. Learn more here.

May 2, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo Update On Giraffe Calf Born at the Zoo. Learn more here.

April 29, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo Announce Birth of Masai Giraffe Learn more here.

April 21, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announces ‘Olmsted Week’ Celebration Across the County. Learn more here.

February 14, 2022: Seneca Park Zoo Society announces first ever crypto donation from JPEG DAO to support deforestation in Madagascar and will now be accepting crypto donation via Stellar Lumen.  Read more here.

February 1, 2022: Seneca Park Zoo and Rochester Amerks announced the return of “Defend the Ice Month”  partnership to support polar bear conservation. Read more here.

February 1, 2022: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today the return of “Free Youth February” at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

November 5, 2021:  Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces Veteran and Active Military Week at Seneca Zoo. Read more here.

October 16, 2021:  Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces “Kenji” as Winning Name for the Zoo’s Snow Leopard Cub. Read more here.

October 8, 2021:  Monroe County Executive Adam Bello Announces COVID-19 Vaccinations for Zoo Animals. Read more here.

September 14, 2021:  Flower City Habitat and Seneca Park Zoo Society to Celebrate the Completion of the Tyshaun Cauldwell Memorial Garden. Read more here.

August 2, 2021:  Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Seneca Park Zoo announce new mask policies. Read more here.

July 28, 2021:  Seneca Park Zoo announces summer 2021 ZooBrew dates. Read more here.

June 25, 2021:  County Executive Bello, Seneca Park Zoo Break Ground on Trailside Café. Read more here.

June 12, 2021:  Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo Launch Naming Contest and live Cub Cam for new Snow Leopard Cub. Read more here.

May 21, 2021:  The Zoo announces new mask guidelines, relaxing mandates for those vaccinated. Read more here.

May 21, 2021:  Monroe County-operated Rochester Riverside Convention Center COVID-19 Vaccination POD to feature Seneca Park Zoo Animal Ambassadors. Read more here.

April 19, 2021:  Seneca Park Zoo to increase capacity to 50%. Read more here.

April 17, 2021:  Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and the Seneca Park Zoo announces the birth of a snow leopard cub. Read more here.

February 1, 2021: Monroe County Executive Adam Bello announced today the return of “Free Youth February” at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

January 7, 2021: Seneca Park Zoo announces appointment of Steve Lacy as Superintendent of the Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

October 23, 2020: Seneca Park Zoo announces November as Community Heroes Month at the Zoo. Read more here.

October 20, 2020: Seneca Park Zoo announces arrival of two female Nigerian dwarf goats. Read more here.

October 12, 2020: Seneca Park Zoo announces arrival of male southern white rhino. Read more here.

October 7, 2020: Seneca Park Zoo announces being certified Sensory Inclusive by KultureCity. Read more here.

February 25, 2020: Seneca Park Zoo announces Polar Bear Awareness Weekend. Read more here.

January 31, 2020: Seneca Park Zoo announces arrival of male snowy owl. Read more here.

January 29, 2020: Seneca Park Zoo announces February ZooBrrrew, and Dinner Too! Read more here.

January 27, 2020: County Executive Adam Bello Announces Free Youth February at the Zoo. Read more here.

January 9, 2020: Seneca Park Zoo Collecting Donations for Australian Wildlife. Read more here.

December 20, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Seneca Park Zoo Announce “Noon Year’s Eve” Celebration. Read more here.

December 13, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Explorer Post at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

November 8, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Free Zoo Admission for Veterans, Military During Veterans Week. Read more here.

October 24, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to celebrate Snow Leopard Day on October 26. Read more here.

October 22, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo Announces Death of Female African Elephant Chana. Read more here.

October 21, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo Society to host 2nd Annual Environmental Innovation Awards and Symposium. Read more here.

October 10, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo announces Penguin SAFE Day event on October 12. Read more here.

October 3, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to celebrate Hyena Day on October 5. Read more here.

October 2, 2019: Two ways to celebrate Halloween at the Zoo: ZooBoo and ZooBoo After Dark. Read more here.

September 26, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to celebrate International Red Panda Day on September 28. Read more here.

September 20, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to celebrate World Rhino Day on September 22. Read more here.

September 18, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Public Debut of Snow Leopard Cub at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

September 8, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Teacher Appreciation Day at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

September 5, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to celebrate World Elephant Day on September 7. Read more here.

September 4, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo announces final ZooBrew of the season. Read more here.

August 27, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Senior Day at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

August 8, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to celebrate World Lion Day on August 10. Read more here.

July 25, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to celebrate World Tiger Day on July 27. Read more here.

July 24, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Name for Zoo’s New Snow Leopard Cub Silver, in Honor of Silver Family. Read more here.

July 3, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to highlight local species during Genesee River Weekend. Read more here.

June 27, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Opening of Tropics Adventure Zone Play Area at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

June 25, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Friday Family Fun Days. Read more here.

June 21, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Dedicates Life-Size Giraffe Sculpture at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

June 12, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to celebrate “Animal Superpowers” on June 15. Read more here.

June 11, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Opening of Public Giraffe Feeding at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

June 6, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo announces Poo at the Zoo on June 8. Read more here.

May 29, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo announces early closure on June 1 and World Sea Lion Day on June 2. Read more here.

May 27, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Birth of Snow Leopard Cubs at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

May 23, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo announces daily summer experiences and International Otter Day event. Read more here.

May 20, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo announces 2019 summer ZooBrew dates. Read more here.

May 10, 2019: Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo will be completely smoke-free. Read more here.

May 2, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo announces “Cinco de Rhino” events. Read more here.

April 25, 2019: Celebrate World Penguin Day at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

April 19, 2019: RCSD Partners with Seneca Park Zoo for Second Consecutive Year on First-of-its-Kind Curriculum. Read more here.

April 18, 2019: Celebrate Earth Day at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

April 11, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo announces Spring Break schedule. Read more here.

March 26, 2019: Seneca Park Zoo to host Save the Frogs Day. Read more here.

March 22, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Zoo’s Participation in Polar Bear Conservation Project. Read more here.

February 19, 2019: Polar Bear Awareness Weekend returns to Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

January 30, 2019: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Return of Free Youth February at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

November 20, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Arrival of a Third Zebra at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

November 8, 2018: Delight in the magic of the holidays at Breakfast with Santa. Read more here.

November 7, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Free Zoo Admission for Veterans, Military During Veterans Week. Read more here.

November 5, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Kicks-Off Demolition of Antiquated Main Zoo Building at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

November 2, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Arrival of Male Giraffe at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

October 26, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo Society Announces Six Environmental Innovation Award Winners. Read more here.

October 5, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Seneca Park Zoo Attains AZA Accreditation. Read more here.

October 4, 2018: Celebrate Halloween at ZooBoo with Spooktacular Family Fun. Read more here.

September 26, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Teacher Appreciation Day at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

September 19, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Return of Polar Bear to Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

September 13, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Cuts the Ribbon on New Animals of the Savanna Expansion. Read more here.

September 10, 2018: Mark and Maureen Davitt donate $2.5 million to Zoo Society’s Capital Campaign. Read more here.

August 17, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Arrival of Second Giraffe at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

August 16, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Opening Date for Animals of the Savanna Expansion at Seneca Park Zoo for September 13. Read more here.

August 3, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Announces Arrival of Zuzu, An Elephant Barn Dog, at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

June 18, 2018: Jungle Jog 5K Run & Walk set for Sunday, July 15. Read more here.

June 1, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Cuts Ribbon on New Cold Asia Exhibit at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

May 25, 2018: Summer Programs begin Memorial Day Weekend at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

May 21, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo Society holds Annual Meeting. Read more here.

May 17, 2018: ZooBrew at Seneca Park Zoo returns for 20th season. Read more here.

May 1, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Highlights Small Business Impact on Seneca Park Zoo Expansion Project. Read more here.

April 24, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo Society to host Cinco de Rhino on May 5. Read more here.

April 17, 2018: Celebrate Earth Day at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

April 13, 2018: RCSD partners with Seneca Park Zoo on first-of-its-kind curriculum. Read more here.

April 13, 2018: Statement from Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo – Re: Retirement of Zoo Director Larry Sorel. Read more here.

March 16, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces arrival of female snow leopard at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

March 7, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo celebrates life of female polar bear. Read more here.

March 1, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo invites the community to visit orangutans before their departure. Read more here.

February 26, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo to host free FrogWatch USA volunteer training session. Read more here.

February 22, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo and Rochester General Hospital partner for national ape research project. Read more here.

February 19, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo announces Polar Bear Awareness Weekend. Read more here.

February 16, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces arrival of Rock Hyrax at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

January 30, 2018: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces return of Free Youth February at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

January 26, 2018: ZooBrrrew at Seneca Park Zoo is back February 2 & 3. Read more here.

January 4, 2018: Seneca Park Zoo to be closed January 5 and 6 due to frigid weather. Read more here.

December 22, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces special Zoo admission offer for Christmas Weekend. Read more here.

December 5, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo Society and Department of Transportation Receive Environmental Excellence Award. Read more here.

November 29, 2017: Life of snow leopard at Seneca Park Zoo celebrated. Read more here.

November 27, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo Society announces holiday events and programs. Read more here.

November 20, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces special Zoo admission offer for Thanksgiving Weekend. Read more here.

November 12, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo welcomes two new sea lions to Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

November 9, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces free Zoo admission for veterans, military during Veteran’s Week. Read more here.

November 8, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo Society celebrates volunteers corps. Read more here.

October 2, 2017: ZooBoo returns with spooktacular fun for all ages. Read more here.

September 29, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo announces Columbus Day weekend food drive. Read more here.

September 25, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces Teacher Appreciation Day at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

September 22, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo Announces Death of Amur Tiger. Read more here.

September 1, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo Announces Death of Spider Monkey. Read more here.

August 23, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces sea lion name. Read more here.

August 17, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces opening of online voting for sea lion pup naming contest. Read more here.

July 26, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces naming contest for new sea lion pup. Read more here.

July 18, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo breaks ground on Seneca Park Zoo Master Plan improvements. Read more here.

June 12, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces birth of sea lion pup. Read more here.

May 24, 2017: RIT and Seneca Park Zoo Society sign partnership agreement. Read more here.

May 22, 2017: Summer Programs begin at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

May 17, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo Society holds Annual Meeting. Read more here.

April 12, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces debut of penguins and spring break activities. Read more here.

April 6, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo Society to host Cinco de Rhino on May 5th. Read more here.

February 9, 2017: Seneca Park Zoo Society announces new board officers for 2017. Read more here.

January 26, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces return of Free Youth February. Read more here.

January 10, 2017: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces hatching of Zoo’s 100th African penguin chick. Read more here.

December 19, 2016: Zoo officials announce death of Sunny the sea lion. Read more here.

November 10, 2016: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces arrival of American bald eagle at Seneca Park Zoo. Read more here.

October 28, 2016: Zoo celebrates Veterans Week with free admission for military. Read more here.

October 24, 2016: Zoo announces death of Boomerang the sea lion. Read more here.

September 16, 2016: Zoo announces death of Marina the sea lion. Read more here.

September 6, 2016: Zoo Society and RIT to bring “Black Birder” Dr. Drew Lanham to Rochester for conservation talk. Read more here.

August 18, 2016: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces name of sea lion pup. Read more here.

August 17, 2016: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces birth of two lemurs. Read more here.

July 7, 2016: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces naming contest for new sea lion pup.

June 21, 2016: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces birth of sea lion pup at Zoo. Read more here.

May 16, 2016: Zoo Society looks to future at Annual Meeting. Read more here.

May 11, 2016: Zoo Society to replicate One Cubic Foot to Madagascar. Read more here.

April 27, 2016: P.J. the sea lion to leave Zoo. Read more here.

March 2, 2016: Zoo welcomes two gray wolves. 

January 27, 2016 Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announces Free Youth February at the Zoo.

January 20, 2016: Zoo will build on 2015 successes in conservation efforts this year. 

January 11, 2016: Zoo announces passing of 26-year-old male polar bear Zero.