New Project: Staten Island Zoo Leopard Exhibit Opening

The new Amur Leopard Exhibit opened with a well attended ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Staten Island Borough President and Commissioner from DDC and DCA were all in attendance for the event as well as an excited group of elementary school students. In spite of the rain, the leopards were active and eager to explore their new home.

 (Left to Right) Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Hayes Slade, and James Slade after the Mayor cut the ribbon. 

(Left to Right) Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Hayes Slade, and James Slade after the Mayor cut the ribbon. 

 One of the leopard brothers checked out his new perch.

One of the leopard brothers checked out his new perch.

 An elementary school student inside of the exhibit.

An elementary school student inside of the exhibit.

 The other leopard explores his new home with Amar Malla from DDC and James Slade in the background.

The other leopard explores his new home with Amar Malla from DDC and James Slade in the background.

 (Left to right) David Iseri from Slade Architecture, Amar Malla from NYC DDC, Ken Mitchell, Director of Staten Island Zoo, and Faith Rose from DDC pause to celebrate a successful project.

(Left to right) David Iseri from Slade Architecture, Amar Malla from NYC DDC, Ken Mitchell, Director of Staten Island Zoo, and Faith Rose from DDC pause to celebrate a successful project.

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