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The Buffalo Zoo

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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
+1 716-837-3900
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Lots of animals

Just visited the zoo last week. It is a small zoo, but has a good amount of animals. You can spend... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LORRAINE0293
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Friendly well organised small zoo

For a small space, the zoo is well organised. We saw many different animals, and feed the birds... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cleoandsasha
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Kent
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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.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just visited the zoo last week. It is a small zoo, but has a good amount of animals. You can spend 2 hours and see the whole thing . I went late in the day but still enjoyed it and would go back again. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

For a small space, the zoo is well organised. We saw many different animals, and feed the birds with a seed stick. The only slight disappointment was the closure of the reptile house when we visited.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Buffalo Zoo, located in Delaware Park, is a nice way to spend a few hours, especially if you have kids. While on the small size, they have a large variety of animals. Ticket prices are affordable. They charge for parking, but I recommend parking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice zoo, easy layout for a nice outdoor walk for both adults and children. On a nice day with school trips it was spacious and pleasant. It has a nice variety of animals. We really enjoyed our time there. It was the perfect way to...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

The Buffalo Zoo used to be pitifully maintained but in recent years they have added several new and updated exhibits which have greatly improved the experience. The rainforest building and polar bear exhibits are my favorite upgrades.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

While visiting Toronto from Buffalo my wife and I went to the Buffalo Zoo. We loved it. First of all, the price is very affordable. And being an older style zoo (albeit with many upgraded exhibits) it meant little walking between exhibits. This lets you...More

Thank Nordiques11
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Inexpensive, easy to get to. The displays are very interactive and the animals were very energetic while we were there.

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised to see the amount of animals they had. It was still cold and lots of exhibits were closed. The animals look thin . Was kind of depressing . Must be that I have not visited a Zoo in a while . The...More

Thank Mayra M
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the first zoo that I went to that left me feeling extremely sad for the animals. The worst part was visiting the gorilla enclosure. One of many enclosures that were extremely small. The one gorilla laid on it's back, staring at the ceiling....More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We always have a great time. Not too big for little legs. Able to spend the day and see it all. Very clean and well cared for.

1  Thank Mona L
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Karen L
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Dawn S | Reviewed this property |
Yes but my advice is if your looking for a great zoo Toronto Zoo is worth the trip and it’s way better than the buffalo zoo
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Dynamite2805
February 15, 2018|
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Response from t_niagara86 | Reviewed this property |
Yup
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Response from SalSicily | Reviewed this property |
Tough to tell we spent a day and had luck with some and none with others. I’d recommend inquiring about feeding times and work around them for activity. I’d do that next time I go. Early summer late spring might be best in... More
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