Thursday, August 30, 2012

Itty Bitty Animal Yoga at the Buffalo Zoo

Let's move with the animals! During this eight-week session, we will be joined by special guest, Bekah Starr, a yoga instructor with Sproutin' Yoga, to let your children's imaginations and bodies run wild! Through interactive games, animal encounters, animated postures and basic yoga principles, we will enjoy a unique opportunity to foster creativity, focus and movement while learning more about animals at the Buffalo Zoo.

Dates: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8
Times: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. for children ages 6-12 months
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for children ages 13-23 months

Price: $80.00 per adult/child pair. Discounts will be given for a second child in the same age group.

Pre-paid registration is required, and all participants are required to pay the workshop fee. For more information call us at (716) 995-6128
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Zooper Saturday at the Buffalo Zoo, September 1

Zooper Saturday 
Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Join us for activities, including animal enrichment and keeper talks, featuring a variety of your favorite animals. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and is free with Zoo admission.
11:00 - avian tour in Rainforest Falls
11:30 - otter keeper talk in Otter Creek
12:30 - hellbender talk in the hellbender lab inside the Reptile House 

1:30 - sea lion show in Noco Sea Lion Cove 

2:30 - avian tour in Rainforest Falls

Please call (716) 995-6133 or visit for more information.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Zoo School

A Wild Workshop at the Buffalo Zoo
Date: September 8, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

As students head back to school to learn new skills, our animals at the zoo continue their year-long training!  Have you ever wondered how a zookeeper trains a sea lion to flap its flippers or a parrot to mimic a sound? In this workshop we will discover how zookeepers use training to display animals’ natural behaviors, showcasing how they act in the wild.   We will observe animal behavior and practice training techniques that help zookeepers to manage the Zoo’s diverse animal collection!

click here to download the WILD WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-paid registration is required, and all participants are required to pay the workshop fee. For more information call us at (716) 995-6128
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Buffalo Zoo’s Wild About Wellness Health Fair Saturday, August 18, 2012

Learn how you can lead a healthier lifestyle by attending the Buffalo Zoo’s Wild About Wellness Health Fair, presented by United Healthcare, WIVB-TV, 97 Rock and Classic Hits 104.1.

Join other health-conscious Zoo visitors on Saturday, August 18, 2012 as you enjoy exploring the Zoo and meeting with area health and wellness experts who focus on physical training, alternative medicine, healthy eating and more! For the kids, activities and crafts will be available.

The event is free with Zoo admission and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call (716) 995-6133.         

The participating vendors include:

American Red Cross                                                     New York Life
Baby Bongos                                                                Parent Network of WNY
Body-Mind Essentials                                                    Prevention Focus, Inc.
Brightside Counseling Services                                       Rolly Pollies
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library                             Stroller Strides
Buffalo Postal Community Fed. Credit Union                  Tutor Doctor
Chiro One Wellness                                                       United Healthcare
Crisis Services                                                              Univera Community Health
Erie County Department of Senior Services                    University Pediatric Dentistry
Fidelis Care                                                                   Upstate NY Transplant Services
Hazman                                                                        WCHOB-Diabetes
Kaleida Health                                                              Victoria Station/Create Health
Mercy Flight                                                                 Western New York Chiropractic
Moving Miracles                                                           Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Tops Markets' Shop for the Animals, Saturday, August 18

Help fill the pantry for the Buffalo Zoo’s animals this fall and winter! On Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., shoppers at participating Tops Friendly Markets locations will have the opportunity to purchase an extra gift for the Zoo to help keep the animals happy and healthy. After selecting items from the Zoo’s grocery wish list, which will be provided at each location, shoppers can leave their gift with a Zoo volunteer in the store lobby. All of these generous donations will then be used as special enrichment treats to promote the animals’ natural behaviors and to stimulate them physically and mentally. 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; Purina® Whisker Lickin’s® cat treats (soft); as well as a variety of other items.

The items may be purchased at the following Tops locations: 2101 Elmwood at Hinman (Buffalo); Sheridan Drive at Delaware Road (Buffalo); Maple and Transit (East Amherst); and South Park (Hamburg). With an annual grocery bill of $250,000, providing food and treats for the 1,200 animals at the Zoo is a tremendous task. The Buffalo Zoo wishes to thank shoppers in advance for helping the animals and supporting Tops Friendly Markets, one of the Zoo’s most generous sponsors!
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hellbenders at the Buffalo Zoo

In this Behind the Scenes (or a sort0 video, the Buffalo Zoo's hellbenders are feeding on prey they would find in their native streams. Crayfish are one of their favorite meals. Watch the way the hellbender takes its' favorite food with their specialized suction feeding technique.