For centuries, the only way to see a polar bear and a giraffe on the same day was to ride a saddled giraffe all the way to the Arctic Circle. View these climatological opposites coexisting with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two adult admission tickets (a $19 value) to the Buffalo Zoo in Delaware Park.
Established in 1875, the 23.5-acre Buffalo Zoo is the third-oldest zoo in America. It offers a chance to view intriguing animals exhibits and realistic habitats in addition to lush garden areas and educational programs. Animal antics can be seen from a vide variety of exotic, endangered, and local wildlife including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and retired Bills players. Over the past few years, the zoo has racked up the renovations, including the recently added Rainforest Falls—a fully enclosed South American rainforest exhibit that takes visitors on a immersive wild walk through an animate anthology of species such as squirrel monkeys, toucans, vampire bats, and forest floor dwellers such as ocelots, giant anteaters, armadillos, and anacondas. The zoo also offers free interactive educational programs using live animals, biofacts, tours, and/or crafts to heighten the learning experience and possibility of a souvenir coaster set.
The Buffalo Zoo focuses on displaying animals in innovative ways that represent the various eco-systems throughout the world and brings to light the importance of conservation. The zoo also employs a system called the Species Survival Plan to manage breeding populations in captive animals such as the clouded leopard, the Puerto Rican crested toad, and the married human male, so that these majestic creatures can populate our creature-covered world for years to come.
- I'm already making plans for my next visit, which will be with Rochester friends who have two little kids. The Buffalo Zoo is a must-see attraction for Western New York residents and visitors alike. – Mark Weber, Buffalo Rising
- I've been to the Buffalo Zoo a few times now and overall i think it's a fun experience. – Jon D., Yelp
The third-oldest zoo in the United States, the Buffalo Zoo was originally founded in 1875, and is the highest attended cultural institution in the region. A great year-round family destination, the Zoo opens at 10 a.m. daily (gates close at 4 p.m.)
Animal species serving as education and conservation ambassadors include the Asian elephant, Western Lowland gorilla, African lion, Indian rhinoceros, and giraffe. And, at the brand-new Arctic Edge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, celebrity polar bear Luna and her mother Anana await your visit.
300 Parkside Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14214Get Directions