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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
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+1 716-837-3900
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United...

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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It's a small zoo.

First off zoos are depressing, aspects of this maybe more so than other zoos. The elephants in particular seem like they are in close quarters. Worth going if you have kids or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Andrew G
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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mr monkey man was so cute smelly n full of life the moment he saw me he blue kisses and hugs the tree breaking the branches as he came tumbling down he then got up n blew me a kiss rite on my head i was so happy-go-lucky

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Thank MTcurry S
Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off zoos are depressing, aspects of this maybe more so than other zoos. The elephants in particular seem like they are in close quarters. Worth going if you have kids or for a fairly inexpensive afternoon for a couple. You can walk through everything at a leisurely place in only 2 hours or so.

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Thank Andrew G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 members of my family visited the zoo last fall and we all had a great time. Our crew was aged from 92 to 2 1/2 and we all found our favorite animal of the day. The walking was a challenge for some members of our group but there was adaquate places to sit and rest. We benefited from previous... More 

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Thank Michael K
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice small zoo that is easy to see in a half day. They have made some good positive improvements, which is nice to see. We got there two days before the new polar bear was officially introduced and he was already putting on a show. Always a pleasure to see their beautiful giraffe family with the various... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there to celebrate one of the child's bday, the zoo was pleasant and good. It has very lass number of animals/creatures. Not so exited, but can be a quick tour with lil children.

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Thank Harshitha T
Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting zoos but was a little disappointed with the Buffalo Zoo. Some of the enclosures are too small for the animals. The zoo is updating and growing a bit each year so hopefully it will get better.

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Thank Autumn R
Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saddest zoo in the entire world. I can't believe how small some of the areas are. WE NEED MORE SPACE!

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Thank SamanthaJaneGoBILLS
Saranac Lake, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

You can tell the zoo is definitely trying to get things done with new exhibits. They have quite a ways to go but are on the right track despite a county budget. Rainforest exhibit is nice. I would have liked to see more consistency with their invertebrate exhibits. The new polar bear exhibit is nice and heavily themed.

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Thank Attila_The_Hutt
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We attend the zoo several times a year. They have great exhibits - many recently added or updated. They also have knowledgeable staff often giving presentations throughout the zoo.

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Thank Kelly L
Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a nice size zoof, easy to cover in a few hours with kids in tow.Our favorites are the polar bears and gorillas. We saw the newest baby gorilla the first days after it was born. One of the polar bears is so interactive coming right up to the glass and looking at you. Such a treat.

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