Seneca Park Zoo - Rochester, NY
Posted by: sagefemme
N 43° 12.296 W 077° 37.429
18T E 286844 N 4786914
Quick Description: The Seneca Park Zoo, run by the County of Monroe is a 15 acre facility which was first established in 1893, and began a redevelopment project in 1991.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/1/2012 5:03:39 PM
Waymark Code: WME48C
The oldest building, near the entrance of the zoo includes an aviary and the primates. The original elephant pen currently houses a pair of rhinoceros.
The African exhibit is under construction, so the elephants can't be seen just now. When it opens, there will be lions to be viewed as well.
The Rocky Coasts exhibit complex is an aquarium dedicated to animals of the polar regions of the world, including polar bears, sea lions and penguins. (This section of the zoo qualifies for waymarking as an aquarium, so I'm saving my pictures for that entry.)
The children really get excited about the cougar pen because there is a crawl tunnel that leads to an observation window in the heart of the cougar's habitate, giving observers a 360 degree view.
The most numerous mammals on desplay are the grey wolves. Nearby is a river otter habitat. Both were once numerous in this region, and the river otter is being reintroduced into the wild.
Another once numerous native is the bald eagle. There are a pair in the zoo, but there is also a wild mated pair at the south end of Irondequoit Bay. You are much more likely to see the eagles here at the zoo!
Hours (as posted on Zoo website - check for updates (visit link
The Zoo is open all year long. Closed the first Saturday in June for Zoobilation, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Jan. 1 - March 31 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may stay on grounds until 4 p.m.
April 1 - Oct. 31 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may stay on grounds until 5 p.m. Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. for our Zoo members.
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may stay on grounds until 4 p.m.