Buffalo Zoo Mission Statement
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Zoological Society of Buffalo, Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation organized for the establishment, maintenance and operation of the Buffalo Zoo; for the education and recreation of the people and visitors of the Niagara Frontier; for the advancement and encouragement of the science of zoology; for the practice of conservation of the world’s wildlife; and for the exhibition of diverse species of animals from throughout the world.
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.
EcoStation (sponsored by Tops Markets)
Gorilla House (sponsored by Univera)
The Living Tree House
M&T Bank Rainforest Falls
Giraffe House (sponsored by Univera)
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)
W.I.L.D. Place (Wildlife in Live Demonstrations) – enjoy fun and educational animal demonstrations
Giraffe Feeding Station
Lorikeet Landing (with feeding opportunities)
Carousel – ride the restored 1956 Allan Herschell carousel from Crystal Beach
Distance Learning Programs (sponsored byTime Warner Cable
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14214-1999
Phone: (716) 837-3900
Fax: (716) 837-0738