Tuesday, November 30, 2010

50% OFF Sale at the Buffalo Zoo’s Zootique Gift Shop!

Buffalo, NY – Enjoy the good kind of “wild” shopping experience on Black Friday, and shop at the Buffalo Zoo’s Zootique Gift Shop!

Beginning Friday, November 26 through the end of the year, all items for sale in the Zootique (excluding elephant painted merchandise and the Women’s Board note cards and calendars) will be 50% off. Zootique carries wildlife-themed gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, house-warming, baby showers and many other special occasions!

It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and can be accessed without paying a Zoo admission fee. In addition to being able to find unique items, shoppers are also supporting the Buffalo Zoo as revenue generated is used for the care and maintenance of the Zoo’s animal collection.

Please note that all sales are final and no other discounts will apply.

For more information, please call (716) 837-3900. Visitor information is also available on the Zoo’s website at www.buffalozoo.org.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Zoo All Year Through - 2011 Buffalo Zoo Calendar Available

The Women’s Board of the Buffalo Zoo is pleased to present the 2011 Buffalo Zoo Calendar. Showcasing some of the Zoo’s animal residents, this beautiful calendar features photos obtained from our annual photo contest. The calendar will keep you informed about Zoo happenings and contain fun facts about the animal pictured each month. It’s available for the low price of $13.00 and may be purchased in our Zootique gift shop. Or, call 995-6131 to place an order. We’ll be happy to mail you a calendar. All mail orders please add $2.50 for postage and handling. Enjoy the Zoo all year through – get your calendar today!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Buffalo Zoo—Revised Hours

Buffalo, NY – Please note that the Buffalo Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The grounds remain open one hour after gates close.

However, there are some revisions regarding the Zoo’s holiday/winter hours:

Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25): CLOSED

Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24): Admission gates close at 1:30 p.m.

Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25): CLOSED

New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31): Admission gates close at 2:30 p.m.

New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1): OPEN regular schedule (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

The Buffalo Zoo will also be CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays during the months of January and February.
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Monday, November 8, 2010


In support of the Buffalo Zoo’s mission to educate the public about the world’s wildlife, the Zoo is now offering a new holiday sea lion encounter.

Sea Lion Encounter
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Pocus, one of the Zoo’s two male California sea lions, and his keepers. For $20 per person, each participant will have the chance to have a holiday photo taken with Pocus behind-the-scenes inside the holding area at NOCO’s Sea Lion Cove. Participants can choose to receive a kiss from Pocus or pose next to him as a “trainer” holding a target pole. Photos sessions will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the following weekend dates: November 13, 14, 20 and 21 and December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19. The minimum age requirement for participants is 6 years. Each encounter is limited to 15 guests. Reservations can be made by calling the Zoo’s Switchboard Operator at (716) 837-3900 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


-Elephant Encounter on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m.; 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ($5 per person—tickets available at the Zootique Gift Shop. Limit of 10 people per session.)

-Carpet Python Experience on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (keeper will bring out python for a talk) (FREE)

-Delta Sonic Heritage Farm Training Demonstration on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (FREE)
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tickets on Sale Now For Breakfast With Santa at the Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo, NY – Celebrate the holidays at the Buffalo Zoo with Santa and the Zoo animals!

Breakfast With Santa will take place on December 11, 12, 18 and 19. The event will be held twice each day, with the first breakfast beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the second commencing at 11:00 a.m. Pre-paid, non-refundable tickets are required due to limited seating.

The prices are $14 for adults and $12 for children. Zoo members will receive a $3 discount per ticket. Children under 24 months old will be admitted for free. (High chairs are not available.)

Each ticket includes a visit with Santa, a buffet breakfast catered by CJ’s Catering, the opportunity to meet some of the Zoo’s docents and animal ambassadors, admission to the Zoo for the day and a small prize for each child.

For more information or to make reservations, please call the Buffalo Zoo at (716) 837-3900, ext. 116 and leave a message or register online at www.buffalozoo.org.

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Enrichment Day, supporting the Food Bank of WNY

If you’re searching for something to do with your visiting friends and relatives over the holiday weekend, stop by the Buffalo Zoo for Enrichment Day! From 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on November 27, the Zoo’s animal residents will receive special enrichment in a variety of ways to stimulate their senses. Keepers will incorporate new food items, toys, smells and sounds to keep the animals mentally and physically healthy. Keepers will also be on hand to explain the particular enrichment their animals are receiving, as well as its significance to that species. To help support the WNY Food Bank, visitors can bring something extra--a canned food item to receive $1 off admission. (Please note that while no more than $1 will be taken off each admission, bringing more than one can per person is certainly appreciated!) For more information, please call (716) 995-6133.
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Breakfast with Santa and the Animals!

On December 11, 12, 18, and 19, celebrate the holiday spirit with Santa and the Zoo animals! There will be two seatings each day at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Santa's elves will be hard at work treating everyone to a breakfast buffet provided by CJ's Catering, prizes for the children, admission to the Zoo, and, of course, a chance to visit with Santa himself! Pre-paid, nonrefundable tickets are required due to limited seating. Ticket prices for non-members are $14 for adults and $12 for children. Members will receive a $3 discount. Children under the age of 24 months will be admitted for free. (High chairs are not available.) CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online or call (716) 995-6133 for additional information and to purchase tickets.

Special Holiday Adoption

High Five For the Military Discount at the Buffalo Zoo Veterans Day, November 11, 2010

BUFFALO, NY— The Buffalo Zoo is offering a “High Five For the Military” discount on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010.

Members and retirees of the United States military will receive free admission. In addition, their group of up to five guests will be admitted to the Buffalo Zoo for $1.00 per person. A valid military ID must be presented at the admission gates to receive this discount.

The Buffalo Zoo thanks all members of the military for their service!