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Buffalo Zoo Mission Statement
The Buffalo Zoo promotes wildlife conservation through up-close animal encounters, engaging educational experiences, and participation in regional and international programs for endangered species.

Buffalo Zoo Facts
Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York, second only to Niagara Falls.

Located on 23.5 acres of Buffalo’s beautiful Delaware Park, the Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals and more than 320 different species of plants.  Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of conservation, education and recreation for Western New York.

Indoor Attractions:
EcoStation (sponsored by Tops Markets)
Gorilla House
(sponsored by Univera)
Reptile House
The Living Tree House
M&T Bank Rainforest Falls
Giraffe House
(sponsored by Univera)

Outdoor Attractions:
Sea Lion Cove (sponsored by NOCO Energy Corp.) – observe sea lions through underwater viewing or from our amphitheater
Otter Creek (sponsored by Buffalo Exterminating) – realistic, park-like exhibit, complete with stream and waterfall
Vanishing Animals – learn more about threatened and endangered animals
African Predator Habitat – view hyenas in a naturalistic African plains setting
Bear Pits (sponsored by Goya Foods) – exhibits polar bears, spectacled bears, grizzly and Kodiak bears
Delta Sonic Heritage Farm – interactive, educational and fun for kids!
Habicat – houses African lions and Amur (Siberian) tigers
Rhinoceros Exhibit – mixed-species habitat (Indian rhinos, axis deer and peafowl)
Elephant Yard – features our two female Asian elephants, Jothi and Surapa (sponsored by Wegmans)

Seasonal Attractions:
W.I.L.D. Place (Wildlife in Live Demonstrations) – enjoy fun and educational animal demonstrations
Giraffe Feeding Station
Lorikeet Landing
(with feeding opportunities)
Train
Carousel – ride the restored 1956 Allan Herschell carousel from Crystal Beach   
Keeper Talks
Animal shows

Outreach Programs:
Distance Learning Programs (sponsored byTime Warner Cable
Zoomobile
Zoo Trunk

Buffalo Zoological Gardens
300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14214-1999
Phone: (716) 837-3900

Fax: (716) 837-0738
www.buffalozoo.org

 

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