Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2011 Holiday Adoption

Holiday-adoption-201102Give your special someone a truly unique and loving Holiday gift of an animal adoption from the Buffalo Zoo.

With your kind donation of $25, the adoption gift package will include:

• A beautiful, limited edition, collectible, Buffalo Zoo ornament

• A special holiday adoption certificate

• a pair of guest passes to the Zoo,
(A $19 value)

Most importantly
the warm feeling that comes from helping one of the earth's most precious creatures.

Click here for animal list

Click here to apply online!

All proceeds benefit the Buffalo Zoo's ADOPT-AN ANIMAL Program.
Also available at the Zootique Gift Shop which is open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011


BUFFALO, NY—On Tuesday, November 15, the Buffalo Zoo’s herp keepers gathered up 46 threatened tadpoles and prepared to ship them to Puerto Rico, where they were released into one of several sites in southern Puerto Rico on Thursday morning.

Found only in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican crested toads have rough, warty skin and are
olive green and brown in color, with shades of yellow on their heads.  As their name implies, they
also have a high bony ridge on their heads, which forms a “V” shaped structure.

In 1984, the Puerto Rican crested toad became the first amphibian to be placed in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is designed to help a species maintain a healthy and stable population. For more than 20 years, the Buffalo Zoo has been dedicated in working to save the Puerto Rican crested toad, which has become endangered due, in large part, to habitat loss. In recognition of the Reptile Department’s long-standing breeding efforts, the Buffalo Zoo was honored with the AZA’s Edward H. Bean Award in 1985, and was one of 22 zoos to receive the North American Conservation Award in 2004 for the Puerto Rican Crested Toad Species Survival Program Conservation Partnership.

Currently, 28 AZA institutions house Puerto Rican crested toad populations. The Buffalo Zoo is one of only a few zoos this year to hatch tadpoles. This is the first time since 2006 that the Buffalo Zoo has sent tadpoles to Puerto Rico to be released into the wild
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

High Five For the Military Discount at the Buffalo Zoo

Veterans Day, November 11, 2011

The Buffalo Zoo is offering a “High Five For the Military” discount on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011. Members of the United States military and their group of up to six people will be admitted to the Buffalo Zoo for $5.00 total. 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!
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