Red panda, snow leopard habitats open at Seneca Park Zoo

The Seneca Park Zoo is celebrating the opening of the first exhibit in connection to the zoo's latest major construction project.

Rochester, N.Y. - The Seneca Park Zoo is celebrating the opening of the first exhibit in connection to the zoo's latest major construction project.

The habitats for the zoo's two red pandas and snow leopards open to the public Friday.

The red pandas, Blaze and Starlight, arrived earlier this spring from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

Their habitat is located next to the Animal Hospital in the middle of the zoo's campus.

The new snow leopard habitat is on the same plot of land as the red pandas, but is separated by a wall. The exhibit faces the hyena exhibit.

A ribbon-cutting on the new habitats was held Friday morning.

The zoo's massive construction project also includes a four-acre expansion of A Step into Africa at the north end of the zoo.

This portion includes the addition of three giraffes.

For more on the project, click here.


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