Seneca Park Zoo Society


Mission Statement

The Seneca Park Zoo inspires its community to connect with, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places.


Seneca Park Zoo will be a national leader in education and conservation action for species survival.

Program Details

At the Zoo: The conservation power of Seneca Park Zoo comes from the animals we care for and the people they inspire. Seneca Park Zoo provides a daily work environment where every employee plays a part in cutting edge conservation science that can be applied in the field or at other conservation care facilities.
In the Community: Conservation begins at home, so we have many programs to engage the community to inspire them to take action for wildlife and wild places.
  • Connecting People to Nature: Nature hikes and nature journaling programs encourage the community to get out and explore local parks and wild spaces.
  • Biosurveys and Citizen Science: A wide range of citizen science-based programs that are hands-on help to promote stewardship of our area.
  • Remediation and Cleanups: Multiple park clean-ups and invasive species removals help to create a greener, cleaner community.
  • Pollinator Habitat Restoration: Seneca Park Zoo has been conserving pollinator sites since 2002 with our Butterfly Beltway programs from planting pollinator gardens to selling seed packets.
  • Workforce Development: The Zoo’s Urban Ecologists work in and around the Rochester community, promoting a healthy, positive relationship with the City’s natural spaces.
  • Celebrating Conservation in the Community: The Zoo Society’s Environmental Innovation Awards celebrate leadership in environmental stewardship.
In the Field:
  • Providing Financial Support- Each year, the Seneca Park Zoo Society makes grants to conservation organizations around the globe that are working to save wildlife in wild places. In 2018, grants totaling more than $100,000 were distributed to organizations working on behalf of orangutans, lemurs, polar bears, African penguins, snow leopards, elephants, and more.
  • Boots on the Ground -Zoo staff are actively involved regionally and internationally in efforts to reverse extinction, from lake sturgeon and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes to Bornean orangutans and African penguins.
  • Advocacy and Awareness -Part of our mission is to ensure our guests and our community members have access to the latest information about conservation efforts and species survival. Visiting the Zoo, following us on Facebook and Twitter, and signing up for eNooz will help keep you informed and empowered.

Primary Issue
2222 St Paul St
Rochester, NY 14621
United States
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