The widely-watched birth of a giraffe at a facility near Binghamton on Saturday also brought comments from Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Larry Sorel the director of the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester.
The officials announced that they plan on welcoming three giraffes to the zoo next summer, one male and two females. There will be ground breaking on the exhibit this year.
Dinolfo and Sorel say there will be opportunities to be “up close and personal” with the animals, and the ability to feed them both outside in the summer and at an indoor facility in the winter.
Sorel says the zoo is also looking forward to using the exhibit to connect with giraffes in Africa to contribute to their conservation. He says the three giraffes being added to the Seneca Park Zoo will likely be relatively young, since it's difficult to transport older, larger giraffes.