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The Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 837-3900
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Ranked #25 of 100 Attractions in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Gardens
Owner description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the... more » Owner description: Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Each year, the Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York, second only to Niagara Falls.Located on 23.5 acres of Buffalo’s beautiful Delaware Park, the Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals and more than 320 different species of plants. Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of conservation, education and recreation for Western New York. « less
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Kenmore, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The remodeling plans are great, but right now the construction is a big distraction and the "detours" are poorly marked. The new babies are fun to see and I am sure it will be 1000 times better when they finish all the construction!

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The zoo has improved a lot, they keep building new exhibits.it is very well organized so you see all animals in a short period of time.the rain forest and the gorillas are the best also the reptiles and sea lions.not to forget the polar bears of course.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The rainforest was the nicest of all the exhibit. But smells like the Ocelot sprayed the entire exhibit , the zoo is a sad place over all ...are heart ached with sadness ..Because the animal's had some of the smallest enclosure I have every seen in a zoo and I have been over 3O zoo's across the USA, the elephant's... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had my son's 4th birthday party at the Buffalo zoo and I was very impressed. For the price I was charged per head we got a great experience. Included in the cost was pizza & soda for each kid, a gift bag for each kid (which included a zoo pass), a stuffed animal for the birthday boy, 2 hour... More

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Greensboro
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is an old zoo and you can tell that by the size of the enclosures....back when it was not about the animals quality of life, but about the people experience. The enclosures are very small. The gorillas home was probably the most disturbing for me...the young, babies and adults have less square footage than we have in our house.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I feel bad for the poor animals at this zoo. Growing up, I thought it was awesome because you know, it a zoo. Then I got older and moved out of the area and experienced other zoos with my children. Went here once with my son when we were visiting family and I just couldn't believe how bad it is... More

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Wooster, Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
75 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The first thing I noticed was the construction at this zoo...however, I never deem that a bad thing as it means they are expanding and making the zoo more enjoyable for future visits. Many of the animals were out and enjoying the nice day. There are lots of exhibits and plenty to be seen. One of the only zoos I've... More

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Meadville, PA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing zoo in a small city! They have the only living Indian Rhino born by artificial insemination. She, Monica, and her mother, Tashi are inseperable and are so sweet. They have they type of skin that looks like armor or prehistoric. Thye have a great assortment of animals and a great polar exhibit coming soon. The staff and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I go to school in Buffalo and have been to the zoo many times. Although it's small, it has a lot of exciting animals to see like lions, polar bears, elephants and giraffes. And the small size of zoo actually makes it much easier to navigate and see everything you want in a day. Every year they also have a... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a great time at the Buffalo Zoo. It is a nice sized zoo - yet you can ge thru it in about 3 hours depending on the age children you have with you. They have a wonderful Monkey exhibit and had several babies out with their parents... It was really cool. We heard that there were baby polar... More

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