There are two new additions at the Seneca Park Zoo. County officials and zoo leaders cut the ribbon on the new Cold Asia Exhibit by welcoming two breeding red pandas.
There are two new additions at the Seneca Park Zoo!
County officials and zoo leaders cut the ribbon on the new Cold Asia Exhibit.
Two red pandas -- a male named Blaze and a female named Starlight -- were introduced to the public Friday.
They are a breeding pair and the zoo hopes to have red panda babies by this time next year.
The pandas have been getting used to this new habitat for a few days, climbing trees and running around.
"One of the great things about red pandas is they should love the Rochester climate at least for most of the year," Dr. Louis DiVincenti, a veterinarian at Seneca Park Zoo says. "This is a little bit warm for them just like for most of us Rochestarians, but they should really enjoy the winter and they should be out in the snow and really enjoy that part of our weather."
The new Cold Asia Exhibit also features a new home for the zoo's snow leopards.