Enhancing Habitat at Binghamton Zoo

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jun 13, 2009 at 6:55 PM EDT

Binghamton University students enhance the habit around the Binghamton Zoo.

As part of BU's Upward Bound program, students built bird houses for animals living in undeveloped forest areas around the zoo.

They're made for birds big and small.

Such as owls, woodpeckers, songbirds and even bats.

Students say it's their way to help the environment.

"Helping out. Knowing that like I can go home and be like, yeah, I helped out, I did my part today. I don't know it was just fun doing it, and we had fun doing it too," said Jared Iaia, a Binghamton University student.

The bird houses will be featured on signs at the Zoo.

It will be part of an exhibit about the natural world.

All material for the houses were donated by an Upward Bound Tutor-Counselor.

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