New attractions at Binghamton Zoo this season

By Kevin Clark

April 5, 2014 Updated Apr 5, 2014 at 11:49 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After a long winter, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is once again open to the public.

The zoo opened for its 139th season Saturday morning with some new attractions.

They now have three new red wolves, which are an endangered species.

Zoo officials also say new river otters were born. The animals will be available to the public in the next couple of months.

They say one of the most difficult parts of opening this season is getting over those lingering Winter effects.

"We still have a lot of snow and ice everywhere, and we did have our annual spring cleaning event, where we have tons of volunteers that come and help us out," said Melissa Grippin of the Binghamton Zoo. "They had a rough time trying to get the frozen leaves off the ground."

The zoo's grand opening will be on April 19th. From then on, it will be open 7 days a week.

That weekend also includes Eggstravaganza, a large Easter-egg hunt put on by the zoo every year.

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