Discussion in 'United States' started by Zooplantman, 5 Nov 2015.
http://www2.monroecounty.gov/files/parks/images/Seneca Park Zoo Master Plan 2015 - high res.pdf
These new plans are very exciting and I look forward to visiting the zoo when they complete everything. I am also glad they are not follow the current trend of updating their polar bear exhibit as by the time they'd get around to it, their older polar bears would probably no longer be with them. I almost wish they would focus on either gorillas or orangutans and not both. That way they could have a bigger exhibit or two exhibits for the one species.
I printed off the document and went through it with much interest as Seneca Park is a zoo that I've never visited. Part of the fun was guessing what establishments most of the photos were taken at, as for example Sedgwick County Zoo's gorilla habitat is represented and there is a great overhead shot of the Bornean orangutan complex at Phoenix Zoo.
The zoo is not very large (15 acres) but the idea of having the first impression be of a gorilla exhibit is great news. One major flaw of the zoo is that the layout is linear and results in visitors doubling back and passing exhibits that they've already toured. In my mind that is always a huge drawback to a zoo visit and so tinkering with the flow of traffic makes sense in the Master Plan.
I like the concept of the new Africa expansion. It is a shame though that there aren't dramatic plans to expand the outdoor portion of the elephant space, it would be nice to see them expand a corridor of some sort to connect the elephants to the new hoof stock and giraffe space and create a space similar to Dallas.
County Legislature Approves Funding For Zoo Master Plan | WXXI News
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