Thursday, June 30, 2011

Buy the Animals Lunch!

Buy the Animals Lunch” Campaign to Run Through Labor Day BEGINS July 1, 2011

Help show your support for the animals at the Buffalo Zoo by buying them lunch!

Beginning Friday, July 1st until Sunday July 31st you can add $1 to your gift, food or membership purchases at the Zoo. All proceeds will benefit the Adopt an Animal program and go toward the purchase of food for the Zoo’s animal residents.

Visitors can “buy the animals lunch” at the Zootique Gift Shop, Beastro concession stand or the Membership Satellite Office which is located at the main gate on Parkside Ave. Those who support this campaign will receive an “I Helped Buy the Animals Lunch” heart-shaped card. After filling the card out with your name, you may opt to keep the card or have it displayed at the Zoo. monkey_eat_banana_md_wht02

With an annual grocery bill of more than $250,000, the Zoos’ Adopt an Animal program raises the funds needed to feed the 1,000 animal residents. In addition to the “Buy the Animals Lunch” campaign in June, animal adoptions are available year-round. Several categories with corresponding benefits are offered. Choose your own favorite animal to support or purchase a gift adoption to help make a difference!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ferocious Fridays at the Buffalo Zoo

Presented by First Niagara

This summer, you and your family can explore the Buffalo Zoo on Friday evenings
Have you ever wondered what the animals at the Buffalo Zoo do during the evening hours. From July 1 through August 26, the Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours on Friday nights. Choose to spend a beautiful summer evening with us, and explore Zoo grounds until 8:30 p.m.! On select dates, visitors can also participate in themed programming. These activities will be offered as part of special celebrations, including First Responders Night, International Night, Wizard Night and a fun PJ Party. For more information, please call (716)837-3900 or visit
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Tickets on Sale Now For Wines in the Wild 2011!

Buffalo, NY – Limited tickets are available for Wines in the Wild, a wildly popular fundraiser that benefits the Buffalo Zoo’s Adopt an Animal program. This summertime favorite will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Buffalo Zoo. Both the Zoo’s Pro Zoo Board and Women’s Board are planning a wonderful evening for this year’s event, sponsored by Bank of America, Sorrento Cheese, Volkswagen of Orchard Park, 97 Rock, Classic Hits 104.1, Fox 29, MyTV and Buffalo Spree.

For only $40 pre-sale (sold through July 26) or $50 at the door, your ticket includes a variety of food and dessert items, wines and beers, as well as some great services provided by specialty vendors. Other highlights include a basket auction, silent auction and visits with some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors. Guests MUST be at least 21 years or older.

A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available for purchase for $100 each. These tickets provide guests with early entry, a goodie bag and a champagne toast.

Please note that this event sells out quickly, so tickets may not be available for purchase at the door.

To purchase tickets, please call (716) 995-6131 or visit This event is very popular so don’t delay—get your tickets today!

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Spaces Still Available For The Buffalo Zoo’s Junior Teen Naturalist Program

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo Zoo announces registration for its Junior Zoo Teen Naturalist program is still open!

The Junior Zoo Teen Naturalist program is designed for teens (ages 13-14 years old) who are interested in animals and the environment. Junior Zoo Teen Naturalists will investigate the animal world by exploring a wide variety of topics, including exhibit design, animal care, animal handling and more. Each week will be full of hand-on activities and live animal encounters that help teach them more about the Zoo.

There are spaces still available during Session 1 of the program (July 11-29). Please note that Session 2 (August 1-19) is already full.

The program fee is $270 for Buffalo Zoo members and $300 for non-members. Each session is held for three weeks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The program is limited to 15 participants per session.

For more information about the Junior Zoo Teen Naturalist program, please contact the Buffalo Zoo’s Education Department, at (716) 995-6128 or visit the Zoo’s website at:

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Saturday, June 18, 2011


The Buffalo Zoo and the WNY Earth Day Committee are proud to present Earth Day at the Buffalo Zoo on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Join area environmental groups in exploring what we can all do to become more earth-friendly and how to protect our planet. Live performances by Mama Earth’s Kitchen Band will also take place 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Candle making demonstrations and the “Farmily Feud” game will take place inside the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm. All activities are FREE with Zoo admission.

Current participants include:
Buffalo Museum of Science/Tifft Nature Preserve
Clean Communities of WNY
Compeer of Greater Buffalo
Cornell University Extension
Daemen College Center For Sustainable Communities
Erie County Dept. of Environment & Planning
Stormwater Coalition
Green Options Buffalo
Jr. Solar Sprint Kean Wind Turbines, Inc.
Lost Ladybug Project
Netohatinawkwe Okwehoweh (NETO)
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
School House #8 History Center & Museum
Sierra Club
Niagara Group
The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Zoo
World on Your Plate

For more information about the WNY Earth Day Family Expo, please call the Zoo at (716) 837-3900 or visit The event is supported by: The Buffalo Zoo, Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement, WNY Earth Day Committee and Perry’s Ice Cream, with The Buffalo News, WKBW-TV and Star 102.5.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

The Lion King in Buffalo

Our friends at Shea's Performing Arts Center are bringing this great show back. Follow the link in the ad to get your tickets.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Elephantastic Weekend at the Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo, N.Y.Join the celebration June 4-5, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. as the Buffalo Zoo and Wegmans, with media support from WGRZ-TV, 97 Rock and Classic Hits 104.1, team up to kick off the summer season in a “huge” way with Elephantastic Weekend!

Event highlights include Elephant Art With Surapa, enrichment activities and keeper talks. Other fun activities include participating in games and taking a chance at the raffles to win elephant art!

Activities (excluding raffles and the cracker feed) are FREE with Zoo admission.

The event schedule is as follows:

10:00 a.m. –

2:00 p.m. Distribution of free children’s books (while supplies last)

by Niagara Frontier Reading Council to promote literacy in the city of Buffalo

Saturday, June 4 ONLY

10:00 a.m. –

3:00 p.m. Games, prizes, activities and coloring (while supplies last)

10:00 a.m. –

4:00 p.m. Elephant House Open House

Come inside and check out our elephant biofacts and raffle!

10:30 a.m. Elephant Keeper Talk (in front of elephant yard)

11:30 a.m. Elephant Art With Surapa

12:15 p.m. Animal enrichment in the elephant yard

12:30 p.m. –

1:30 p.m. Storytime (hosted by the Niagara Frontier Reading Council with guest appearances by local celebrity readers)

Saturday, June 4 ONLY

2:00 p.m. Cracker feed inside Elephant House

Feeding is $1 per cracker (while supplies last)

2:30 p.m. Elephant Keeper Talk (in front of elephant yard)

3:00 p.m. Elephant Art With Surapa

3:15 p.m. Winners of raffle drawing announced (You do not have to be present to win.)

For more information about the event, please contact the Buffalo Zoo’s Special Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133, or visit the Zoo’s website at

About the Buffalo Zoo

Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Located on 23.5 acres of Olmsted's beautiful Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo houses approximately 1,000 endangered and exotic animals and offers visitors a variety of events and educational programs year-round. The Buffalo Zoo’s philosophy is to exhibit animals and plants in naturalistic settings that represent their native habitats. The Zoo is dedicated to providing visitors with a better understanding of nature, including how animals relate to each other, their environment and to humankind.

About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 77-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. Its first New England store will open in Northborough, Massachusetts in October 2011. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for fourteen consecutive years. In 2011, Wegmans ranked #3 on the list.

Get Your Tail to the Buffalo Zoo
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