On August 27, 1875 the community came together to celebrate the creation of Ross Park. 144 years later, Ross Park continues to serve the residents of our community. As home to the Binghamton Zoo, Ross Park serves to connect residents with the natural world around them and serves as a site for wildlife conservation efforts. This includes the more than 20 species whose populations are being managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan Programs like our prehensile-tailed porcupines.
After challenges surrounding her last pregnancy, it was not expected that Zoey would ever give birth again. We're excited Zoey has beaten the odds and continues to contribute to the health and sustainability of her species. On Wednesday, August 21st, we welcomed the newest member to our family here at the Binghamton Zoo. Zoey, our female prehensile-tailed porcupine, gave birth to a porcupette. Because of supporters like you, we are able to engage in this important conservation work.
In 1875, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park was built by local residents. As our 144th season comes to a close, we celebrate the ongoing support our community has provided the zoo and look forward to a bright future. We invite you to join us in preparing for our 145th season. Your support, no matter how much, matters!