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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
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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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I love this zoo!

Although I get sad seeing large animal in small enclosures, the Buffalo Zoo has been doing a wonderful job over the past few years making renovations and changes to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although I get sad seeing large animal in small enclosures, the Buffalo Zoo has been doing a wonderful job over the past few years making renovations and changes to the environment and the animal's habitats. The best new feature is Arctic Edge where the polar bears are kept. It is a brand new exhibit with a playful bear named Luna... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo has been upgrading over the years and do an excellant job for the small area they have and the age of the zoo. The animals are well cared for and a nice experience

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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the Buffalo Zoo almost every year; Perfect size for a family; Great exhibits; Wonderful staff;

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Thank ITCanada
Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Zoo was very nice. As a matter of fact, we almost had the entire Zoo to ourselves due to visiting in Winter. I found it to be well designed other than the fact I thought the enclosures for some of the larger animals was a bit small. I would recommend a visit to this Zoo if you are in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been renewing my yearly pass for 7 years. They offer birthday parties that are personal and thrilling for kids. My son and I have been visiting Luna the polar bear since she was born and we're sad when her twin, Kali, got sent to another zoo. We've made it a tradition to take a yearly photo with her in... More 

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

Really, REALLY impressed with the changes here at the zoo. Someone, and my guess is Donna Fernandes, deserves a TON of credit for the updates.Great late winter Sunday to enjoy the zoo. Sunny, cold which kept the crowds down. Polar Bears so visible and active. And the gorillas ! So many and so cute, the little ones. Able to get... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it is small zoo, it is very good, u can see the animal very close, and they have animals exotics as capybars.

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Thank SandraEmilia
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not been to the zoo in about 20 years and the new exhibits are wonderful. The polar bears are awesome and I especially love the rain forest. Nice job.

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Thank sugar725
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What better than Nature? All shapes & sizes! Reminds us of our wonderful & fragile existence! Go! Take the Kids, Take the Grandparents and most of all, take yourself to the Zoo!

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Buffalo, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a Zoo, mixed emotions! There is a lot to see; special for children to see the animals up close! Truly, a Great experience! Watching the kids expressions live, NO COMPARISON, as seeing animals on TV! Coupons available in the local books, too.

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