On September 13, 2018, Seneca Park Zoo officially opened the Animals of the Savanna expansion. North of the current elephant barn, a five-acre expansion of A Step into Africa features animals of the African savanna. This new area includes an outdoor habitat for Masai giraffes, plains zebras, and a new habitat for the Zoo’s white rhino.
The expansion also includes an expansive Animals of the Savanna building, which has day rooms for the animals above, with habitats for other smaller species native to the Savanna, including naked mole rats, rock hyrax, Lake Malawi cichlids, buffalo weavers, golden-breasted starling, African bush vipers, and more.
Guests will have the opportunity to feed the giraffes at both indoor and outdoor feeding stations in the future.