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Buffalo Zoo

Gemsbok and mouflon and addax, oh my! Get a glimpse of these exotic animals (along with some of their more familiar friends, like the rhino, elephant and sea lion) at the Buffalo Zoo. Check out the naturalistic habitats, take a ride on the train, or catch one of the live animal demonstrations at this year-round attraction.

The Children’s Zoo, a recently renovated petting zoo, allows kids to get up-close and personal with domestic animals like Ossabaw Island pigs, Karakul sheep and Sardinian donkeys. Also found at the Children’s Zoo are outdoor animal demonstrations and interactive stations. Next door at Lorikeet Landing, an open-air aviary open during the warmer months, visitors are surrounded by exotic birds – see if you can get a few to eat right out of your hand!

Other attractions include the Gorilla house, Vanishing Animals exhibit, Giraffe Feeding Station and Rainforest Falls, a two-story exhibit that recreates the climate and geography of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, complete with a 25-foot waterfall & a bat-filled cave. The exhibit is home to a menagerie of animals, including capybara, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, piranhas and a giant anaconda.

Helpful Information


July 1 – August 31

10am – 5pm

September 1 – June 30

10am – 4pm

*grounds remain open 1 hour after gates close. On Fridays in July and August, the Zoo is open for admission until 7:30pm and you may remain on grounds until 8:30pm


Children 23 months and under FREE, Children (2-14) $7,

Full Time Students $8

(up to age 22 with valid school id),

Adults $10, Seniors (63+) $8

Parking Fees:

$3.50 Cars, $6 Buses


Train $2, Carousel: $2

300 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, New York

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