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Assemblyman and Zoo Officials announce state funding for new center at Buffalo Zoo

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 12:48:57-05

Friday morning, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan is announcing state funding for the Buffalo Zoo's new Amphibian and Reptile Center.

He secured $300,000 in new state capital funding that will fund construction of the Center.

According to officials the Zoo is working to raise $3.7 million for the project and have received funding commitments from the City of Buffalo.

Ryan is joining officials from the Buffalo Zoo, including zoo Board Chair, Jonathan Dandes, President/CEO Norah Fletchall and new president emeritus of the zoo, Dr. Donna Fernandes to make the announcement.

The Amphibian and Reptile Center will be named after Dr. Fernandes.