Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2013 Buffalo Zoo Calendar Now Available!

The Women’s Board of the Buffalo Zoo is pleased to present the 2013 Buffalo Zoo Calendar!

Showcasing some of the Zoo’s animal residents, this beautiful calendar features photos
obtained from the Zoo’s annual photo contest. The calendar also highlights Zoo events, as
well as fun facts about the animal pictured each month.

Calendars are available for $10 each and may be purchased at the Zootique gift shop or by
calling (716) 995-6131 to place an order. For all mail orders, please add $2.50 for postage
and handling.

Enjoy the Buffalo Zoo all year through—get your calendar today!

The Buffalo Zoo would like to thank our generous calendar sponsors:

  • The Baby Room
  • Bob & John's
  • The Colvin Market Express
  • Ettore Winter Photographers
  • Fleet Feet
  • Johnny's Meats
  • Markheim Pets
  • Michael Donnelly Interior Design
  • Talking Leaves
  • Tree House - Elmwood
  • The Wellington Pub, Inc.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Buffalo Zoo Says Bon Voyage to Polar Bear Nanuq

The Buffalo Zoo will host a going away party for polar bear Nanuq this weekend.

The event will take place on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14 during regular Zoo hours. Activities will include keeper talks, polar bear feedings, polar bear slushies, and a bear-sized “bon voyage” card for children to sign. The first 100 children through the gates each day will receive special polar bear finger puppets. The Bon Voyage activities are free with regular Zoo admission. Anyone who brings in a Goya Foods item to donate to the Food bank of WNY will receive $1 off admission.

The bears are leaving so that the Zoo can prepare for demolition and construction of its new Arctic Edge exhibit.

Though construction for Arctic Edge is not slated to begin until the spring, Nanuq, the Zoo’s male polar bear, is leaving the Zoo now so that he may be acclimated to his new Zoo habitat in time for the next breeding season. Departure plans for Anana, the Zoo’s female polar bear, are not yet finalized.
Construction for the new Arctic Edge exhibit is expected to begin in spring 2013. The exhibit, which will also house bald eagle, arctic wolf, and Canadian lynx, is projected to open in 2015.

For more information about Bon Voyage Polar Bears event, call (716) 995-6133 or visit www.buffalozoo.org

The Buffalo Zoo thanks Goya Foods for sponsoring the current bear exhibit.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Buffalo Zoo Hosts A Sea Lion Celebration

The Buffalo Zoo will hold a Zooper Saturday event this weekend, featuring the residents of NOCO Sea Lion Cove.

The Zoo’s two California sea lions, Dallas and Pocus will be featured during the October
Zooper Saturday event on October 6. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and
will feature training demonstrations and other fun activities. The event is free with regular
Zoo admission. All activities in Sea Lion Cove are presented by Noco Energy and the Zoo's
Zooper Saturday programs are sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.

The schedule of activities during the event follows.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Face painters, raffles, and NOCO giveaways
11 a.m. Sea lion keeper talk and feeding
12 p.m. Sea lion show
1 p.m. Sea lion enrichment
2. p.m. Sea lion keeper talk and feeding
2:30 p.m. Raffle winners announced (need not be present to win)
3 p.m. Sea lion enrichment

Sea lion shows will take place at noon every Saturday and Sunday in October, as well as
Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day. The shows will be presented at the amphitheatre in
NOCO Sea Lion Cove. Shows are free with regular Zoo admission.

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