The Buffalo Zoo’s remodeled reptile and amphibian house will reopen this week for the first time in over a year.
It was renamed the Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center, as a tribute to the zoo’s former longtime president and CEO.
The exhibit has gone through a top-to-bottom renovation at a cost of over $1 million dollars providing habitat for the reptiles and amphibians.
The old reptile house was closed for renovation, last year, due to deteriorating conditions.
Media members got a preview of the new exhibit today, and zoo officials say everything you see in there will be state-of-the-art.
Tomorrow local government officials, civic leaders, and zoo supporters will gather for the ribbon-cutting and dedication. The exhibit opens to the public Friday.