ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Another special announcement regarding giraffes at a zoo, but in Rochester's neck of the woods.
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinoflo briefed the public about the Seneca Park zoo's Master Plan, which will bring new animals and a number of renovations this year and into 2018.
It all starts with a giraffe exhibit in which two females and one male will come to the zoo next year.
Other plans include expanding the space for the rhino as well as building a new tropical exhibit and tram system to traverse the entire park.
The zoo's director says the recent giraffe birth in Harpursville will only increase the hype for Seneca Park's new additions.
"So it's really a great illustration of the opportunities we're going to be able to bring here beyond just simply coming and looking at the animals," said Larry Sorely, Seneca Park Zoo director. "Certainly the feeding opportunity, the interaction. That's marvelous. The important thing for us is being able to help preserve giraffes in Africa"
The zoo also highlighted spring break events over the next week.
Starting on Saturday with the Lions, the zoo will hold three special events each day through the 23rd.
Gates are open everyday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.