Monday, July 16, 2012

August Events at the Buffalo Zoo

Aug 3 (Also 10, 17, 24, 31) Ferocious Fridays presented by First Niagara, Buffalo Zoo
This summer, you and your family can explore the Buffalo Zoo on Friday evenings! Have you ever wondered what the animals at the Zoo do during the evening hours? From August 3 through August 31, 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.! (Gates close at 7:30 p.m.) On select dates (August 10 and 24), visitors can also participate in themed programming that will feature a variety of the Zoo’s animal residents. Discount coupons for Ferocious Fridays are available at Buffalo area First Niagara Branches. For more information, call the Zoo at (716) 837-3900.

Aug 4  Zooper Saturday, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors
(featuring M&T Bank Rainforest Falls and the Horticultural Department of the Buffalo Zoo)
Join us for activities, including animal enrichments and keeper talks, featuring a variety of your favorite Rainforest residents. Staff from the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will join us for some special rainforest themed crafting. Fans of flora and fauna will enjoy the Zoo’s first ever horticultural tours of the vast plant life at the Buffalo Zoo. Please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133 for more information.

Aug 18  Wild about Wellness Fair, sponsored by United Healthcare and presented by 97 Rock, Classic Hits 104.1 and WIVB-TV.
Learn how you can lead a healthier lifestyle as you visit with area health and wellness practitioners who specialize in physical training, alternative medicine, the health food industry and more! The event is free with Zoo admission and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call (716) 995-6133 for more information or if you are interested in participating as a vendor.

Aug 18  Tops Friendly Markets Shop for the Animals
Help fill the pantry for the Zoo’s animals this fall and winter! Choose from the items listed below to help keep our animals happy and healthy. It’s easy—while shopping at participating Tops locations on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., please consider purchasing an extra gift for the Buffalo Zoo. Requested grocery items include: Kellogg’s Apple Jacks® and Froot Loops® or plain cereals; dog biscuits (all sizes); extracts and spices; peanut butter; plastic toys (Frisbees and balls); rawhide chews; and Purina® Whisker Lickin’s® cat treats (soft). The items may be purchased at the following Tops locations: 2101 Elmwood at Hinman; Sheridan Drive at Delaware Road (Tonawanda); Maple and Transit (Williamsville); and South Park (Hamburg). Drop your gift with a Zoo volunteer in the store lobby, and they’ll deliver it to the Zoo for you! Thank you in advance for helping the animals and for supporting Tops Friendly Markets, one of the Zoo’s most generous partners!

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