The Buffalo Zoo, which sits on a 23.5-acre piece of land, was started in 1875, and it is the third oldest zoo in the United States. At the zoo, you get to see all types of animals, from the local wildlife to some of the most exotic and endangered species. It is designed to represent the animals’ natural habitats through trees, natural vegetation, pools, and streams.

The collection of species at the Buffalo Zoo includes;

  • Mammals
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Amphibians
  • Invertebrates

Visitor Information

The zoo is situated at 300 Parkside Avenue in Buffalo, New York. Every year, the zoo registers about 400, 000 visitors, making it the second-best tourist attraction center in Western New York, after Niagara Falls. 

Buffalo zoo is ideal for visitors of all ages, and you can choose to hold events there, such as birthday parties, weddings, school holiday camps, and corporate events. The zoo is open for visitors every day from 10 AM to 4 PM, but the grounds remain open until 5 PM. The zoo operates all year-round.  

The annual membership fee for an individual is $45. However, there are varieties of membership plans you can choose from, whether as an individual or as a group. As a member, you get free admission into the zoo, and you can visit as many times as you want.  

Holidays Exemptions

On December 24, which is the Christmas Eve, Buffalo zoo opens at 10 AM and closes at 1:30 PM. The zoo remains closed on December 25, to mark Christmas day. 

On December 31, which is the New Year’s Eve, the zoo opens at 10 AM and closes at 2:30 PM. 

On November 26 every year, Buffalo zoo holds an internal thanksgiving ceremony, and it remains closed that day.

Buffalo zoo is a beautiful site to visit, whether you’re alone, with family, or with friends. You get to see different types of animals as if they were in their natural habitats.

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