Animals of the Savanna Now Open!

September 13, 2018

Today, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Zoo officials cut the ribbon on the new Animals of the Savanna expansion. The five-acre area features habitats for two female Masai giraffes, Iggy and Kipenzi, two plains zebra, two ostriches, and the Zoo’s resident white rhino, Bill. The Animals of the Savanna building includes indoor habitats for those species as well as homes for many smaller species native to the African savanna, like naked mole rats.

The expansion also includes a Zoo tram that will take guests from the front of the Zoo to the new area beyond the elephant barn, and the Savanna Outpost, a brand-new concessions and retail area.

Check out the local news coverage below!

WHAM: Seneca Park Zoo opens expanded Animals of the Savanna exhibit

WROC: New exhibit, featuring giraffes, now open at Seneca Park Zoo

WXXI: New exhibit marks the end of first phase of zoo improvements

Rochester Business Journal: Zoo’s Animals of the Savanna expansion opens

WETMNew exhibit, featuring giraffes, now open at Seneca Park Zoo

Animals of the Savanna ribbon cutting
Photo by Elesa Kim