Seneca Park Zoo announces grand opening date of "A Step into Africa" exhibit | Events
Seneca Park Zoo officials have announced the grand opening date of “A Step into Africa”, the Zoo’s new state of the art exhibit. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday May 17.
The project has been in the works for eight years. The lions’ exhibit is the fhird and final phase of the project. A baboon exhibit and elephant splash pool opened in 2008. The overlook at the elephant splash pool is named in memory of former News10NBC anchor Gabe Dalmath, who donated money for the project.
Three African lions, a male born in September 2010, and two females, one born in 2010 and other in January 2011 came to the Seneca Park Zoo from South Africa. They have already moved into their new home, but won’t be seen by the public until the grand opening of the exhibit.
The Zoo also announced today its new “Open Late Tuesday” promotion. This summer beginning June 26 and running through August 28, the Zoo will have extended hours. Gates will remain open until 7pm on Tuesdays and guests will be able to stay on Zoo grounds until 8:00pm.
On these nights, in addition to seeing the new lion exhibit, there will be interpretive programs, one at 5:30pm and another at 6:30pm. 5:30pm slot will consistently be our Polar Bear Enrichment Demonstration, while the 6:30 p.m. slot will be a rotation of zookeepers talking about their job and the animals they work with on a daily basis."
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