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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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Family Vacation

I was surprised to see the amount of animals they had. It was still cold and lots of exhibits were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mayra M
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Orlando, Florida
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A Bit on the Inhumane Side

This is the first zoo that I went to that left me feeling extremely sad for the animals. The worst... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Skaadoosh01
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Dayton, Ohio
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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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300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago 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

Thank Skaadoosh01
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the zoo on a day with 50 mph winds and sub-freezing temperatures. Except for two other visitors, we had the place to ourselves. The sea lion and polar bear areas were great. Unlike many zoos, even though they had a lot of room,...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

An amazing selection of animals including all of the large ones like elephants and giraffes. I especially enjoyed the collection of reptiles

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

In February the Buffalo Zoo offers a $5 admission fee and parking is free. The animals were active in the cool weather and it was a nice day to do something outside when often feeling a little house bound in winter. The polar bears were...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t impressed. My son (11) and I like to visit zoos in cities while we wait for the girls to cheer (All-Stars). We’ve never been to the Buffalo zoo, but being from the Finger Lakes region, I know many who have gone and speak very...More

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We visited here last September. We love zoos, and we thought this was a very good one. It's not a huge zoo, but it has a good variety of animals inhabitants. It was not crowded the day we visited, and we got to see everything...More

Thank ellenbee56
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We visited the zoo along with some of our friends during the Family Day weekend in Canada. The weather was 10C so it was not too cold to be outside. The day we went, they had a promotion of $5 entry for all ages and...More

Thank Dynamite2805
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Though this zoo is not large, there are so many sights to see. Winter is a great time for activity - animals enjoying the cool and not hiding from the heat. You can spend an hour or a day and things are always improving with...More

Thank mosam81
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Dynamite2805
15 February 2018|
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Response from t_niagara86 | Reviewed this property |
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5 September 2017|
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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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dacranjel
25 June 2017|
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Response from Gilly A | Reviewed this property |
It's not a very big zoo. If you leave out the rainforest, tree house room, playground, and petting zoo, you can do it in under an hour. It's a nice place to just walk around.
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