(WSYR-TV) — Tuesday was a big day at Syracuse’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo as Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon cut the ribbon and officially opened the doors to the zoo’s brand new animal health center.

It’s a project that’s been in the planning process for more than a year and the zoo’s director Ted Fox joined Bridge Street to talk about the moment.

With this week also being Spring Break, the zoo has a full schedule – which includes the USS Antiquities Cave, the Domestic Animal Barn, and the new HoneyBee Café with a fresh menu. 

The Animal Egg-stravaganza is also returning Saturday, April 16.  

Spring Break Keeper Chat Daily Schedule: 

10:30 a.m.  – Domestic Animal Barn | Outdoor Zoo 

11:15 a.m. – Giant Pacific Octopus | Upper lobby 

Noon – Andean Bear | Wildlife Trail 

1 p.m. – Outreach Animal | Upper Lobby 

1:30 p.m. – Asian Elephants | Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve 

2 p.m. – Komodo Dragon | Social Animals Wing 

2:30 p.m. –   Bactrian Camels | Wildlife Trail and $5 Camel Feedings (weather dependent) 

3 p.m. Primates – Primate Park  

April 16 Animal Egg-stravaganza Schedule: 

11 a.m. – Amur Tigers | Wildlife Trail 

11:30 a.m. – Siamang Apes | Social Animals Wing 

Noon – Giant Pacific Octopus | Upper Lobby 

1 p.m. – Asian Elephants | Helga Beck Asian Elephant Preserve 

1:30 p.m. – Andean Bear | Wildlife Trail 

2:30 p.m. –   Bactrian Camels | Wildlife Trail and $5 Camel Feedings (weather dependent) 

2:30 p.m. – Cape Porcupines | Social Animals Wing 

3 p.m. – Komodo Dragon | Social Animals Wing