Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Zooper Saturday Event Featuring the River Otters and Big Cats, Saturday, March 3, 2012

Buffalo, NY – Come see the Buffalo Zoo’s river otters and fine felines in action!

Enjoy enrichment for the animals and keeper talks about these species. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and activities (with the exception of raffles) are free with Zoo admission. River otters will be featured from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and the cats will be featured from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133 or visit

The event schedule is as follows:

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Face Painters (Face painting will take place inside the EcoStation exhibit.)

11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Raffles ($1 per ticket or $2 for three tickets)
Photo raffle (river otter): Front gate
Raffle items (big cats): EcoStation
You do not have to be present to win.

River Otters:

11:15 a.m.                    Keeper question and answer session

11:30 a.m.                    Fish feed

12:00 p.m.                    Feeder toy enrichment for the otters

12:30 p.m.                    Raffle winners announced

12:45 p.m.                    Ice treat enrichment for the otters

Big Cats

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Help keepers make enrichment for the cats

1:00 p.m.                      Lion enrichment

1:30 p.m.                      Tiger Enrichment

2:00 p.m.                      Serval demonstration

2:30 p.m.                      Snow leopard enrichment

2:45 p.m.                      Raffle winners announced

3:00 p.m.                      Visitor-made enrichment given to lions/tigers
This event is part of the Zoo’s new “Zooper Saturdays.” On the first Saturday of every month, different areas of the Zoo will be highlighted for visitors to enjoy. Join us for activities, including animal enrichments, health fairs, raffles and more each month! These events will combine some of your old favorites and even spice them up with new offerings, too, so be sure you don’t miss out! The next Zooper Saturday event will be held on Saturday, April 7 (our Ape-ril event) and will feature the Buffalo Zoo’s Western lowland gorilla troop.

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