Tropics Complex

Once completed, the 1.5 million-cubic-foot Tropics Complex will be the only one of its kind in North America. New and unique play features, vantage points at multiple elevations, and an indoor rainforest will draw year-round visitors from our region and beyond. The Tropics Complex will allow us to bring back primates and lemurs along with other species of Madagascar and Borneo, helping to tell the impressive story of how Seneca Park Zoo and this community have significantly contributed to conservation efforts of endangered species in these fragile ecosystems. Accessibility and sustainability features are integral to the design of this incredible new structure.

Tropics ComplexOpening in 2025At the south end of the Zoo, in the area previously occupied by rhino and the main building, will be a state-of-the-art Tropics complex, featuring animals from the ecosystems of Borneo and Madagascar.  This will include naturalistic orangutan habitat enabling climbing and more “tree-top-like” movement.  The new tropics complex will also feature ring-tailed lemurs.  Other animals from these ecosystems will be incorporated as well.Bornean OrangutansOrangutans are the largest tree-living and fruit-eating animal on Earth. Orangutan in Malay means, “person of the forest.” They’re found on the Indonesian island of Borneo and in Malaysia.Ring Tailed LemursRing-tailed lemurs are found in tropical dry forest and spiny bush of southern and southwestern Madagascar. They spend about 40% of their time on the ground – the most of any lemur species.See more of what’s changing


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