Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo occupies approximately
16 acres and is comprised of five major buildings/exhibits and
numerous animal enclosures. Phase one of the $57 million master plan
expansion project includes the addition of the Cold Asia and Savannah’s of
With a distinctive elevation, the Cold Asia Exhibit provides habitat for Red Pandas and Snow Leopards, allowing the animals to climb and explore the way they would in the wild. Other design
features include a window looking into the Snow Leopard exhibit and an open
viewing point for the Red Pandas, enhancing the overall visitor experience.
The 15,000 s.f. Animals of the Savannah
exhibit spans five acres and introduces Masai giraffes, plains zebras, and
ostriches to outdoor exhibits, as well as new outdoor quarters for Bill the Rhino. Inside the new building, visitors can peek at the naked mole
rats, a number of small animals, and the relocated aviary. The exhibit also
includes the Savannah Outpost, a new concessions building that features a
giraffe feeding area.
CPL worked closely with consultant WDM Architects, who specializes in the design of animal enclosures and living spaces. Having facilities like this in the community symbolizes Monroe County’s commitment to providing world class amenities for its residents—both animals and people alike.
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