Friday, July 6, 2012

July Events at the Zoo

July 2012 Events
6 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 Buffalo Zoo do during the evening hours? From July 6 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, 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.

7  Zooper Saturday, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors
(featuring the Indian Rhino and the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm Animals)
Learn about the Buffalo Zoo's endangered Indian rhino, and then be sure to stop in to say hello to the animals at the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm! The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission. The rhino will be featured from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm animals will be featured from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please call the Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133.

7, 8  Report Card Weekend
Celebrate your achievements, and bring your latest report card to receive FREE Zoo admission with a paid adult. Valid for children ages 14 or younger. No specific grades or averages are required. For more information, please call (716) 837-3900.

21, 22 Tops Friendly Markets Bonus Card Days
Attention Tops shoppers…it's time for the Buffalo Zoo's annual Tops Friendly Markets Bonus Card Weekend! Visitors who bring their Tops Bonus Card to the Zoo during this special promotion will receive one FREE child's admission with each PAID adult admission. If you are not currently a Tops Bonus Card member, stop by your neighborhood location and sign up today! It's free, it's easy and you'll save every time you shop at Tops. Don't forget to stop by the Tops' EcoStation during your visit to the Zoo and say hello to a variety of your animal friends. The Zoo would like to thank Tops for their continued support!

25 Wines in the Wild (Zoo closes early – gates at 2:00 p.m., grounds at 3:00 p.m.)
On Wednesday, July 25, the ProZoo Board and the Women's Board will host the annual Wines in the Wild event at the Buffalo Zoo. For only $40 pre-sale (sold through July 24) or $50 the day of the event (this event usually sells out in June with no tickets remaining for at door sales), your ticket includes a variety of food and dessert items, wines and beers, as well as some great specialty services vendors. 

Live music and visits from some of your favorite animal ambassadors will highlight the evening. Enjoy a balmy summer evening in one of the most unique environments around as you try your luck at our fantastic basket and silent auctions, or the ever-popular Duck Races. This event takes place from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., rain or shine. Guests MUST BE at least 21 years or older.

The more the merrier, so bring your friends and neighbors to enjoy this wonderful, casual evening to benefit the Zoo's Adopt an Animal program. For further information or to purchase tickets, please call (716) 995-6131. Tickets are also available online at This event is very popular and has sold out the past several years. Don't delay.

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