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Buffalo Zoo

See more than 1,200 animals at this small zoo in Buffalo’s Delaware Park. Explore the rainforest building or see the big cats of the African plains.

The Buffalo Zoo opened in 1875 and has the distinction of being one of the oldest zoos in the United States. See mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds from all over the world, along with creatures native to upstate New York.

Buffalo Zoo’s first inhabitants were a pair of deer that had been given to the city by a local furrier. Today, the zoo is home to a huge variety of animals. You may even have the opportunity to see a special visiting creature, such as a koala or rare white alligator. 

Big and exotic creatures are always a favorite zoo attraction, and the Buffalo Zoo does not disappoint. African lions and Siberian tigers live in the Habicat area. Visit Buffalo’s famous Asian elephants in the Elephant Yard. See Kodiak, grizzly, speckled and polar bears in the Bear Pits. 

Experience marine biology in action at Sea Lion Cove. This exhibit features an interactive lecture against the backdrop of California sea lions swimming and sunning themselves. 

Enter Rainforest Falls and transport yourself to a replica of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, complete with a thundering waterfall. Walk among howler monkeys, capybaras, anacondas and other rainforest creatures in this two-story exhibit. 

With several other indoor exhibits, the zoo is a great place to visit, even on a rainy day. Meet animals that are definitely not from Buffalo in the Gorilla House and Giraffe House. See dozens of lizards, snakes and other creatures in the Reptile House.

Visit the zoo any day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Opening and closing times vary depending on the day and season, so inquire beforehand for an up-to-date timetable. 

There is a small admission and parking fee. Children, students and seniors receive ticket discounts. The rides, such as the carousel and train, cost extra.

Buffalo Zoo is located in the heart of Delaware Park. Frederick Law Olmsted, who was also the visionary behind Central Park, designed this centerpiece of the Buffalo parks system. You can easily explore the park on foot or take a quick drive to the city’s downtown area.


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29 Summit Ave., Upper, Buffalo, New York
     
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    Situated in Buffalo, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House and Buffalo Zoo. Buffalo Museum of Science and Albright - Knox Art Gallery are also within 3 miles (5 km). Humboldt Hospital Station is 12 minutes by foot and Amherst Street Station is 16 minutes.

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    94 Wellington Rd, Buffalo, New York
       
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      Situated in Buffalo, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo Zoo, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House. Albright - Knox Art Gallery and Buffalo State College are also within 3 miles (5 km). Amherst Street Station is 20 minutes by foot and Lasalle Station is 26 minutes.

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      444 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Buffalo, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Buffalo State College and Albright - Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo Zoo and Kleinhans Music Hall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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        60 Knox Ave, Buffalo, New York
           
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          Situated in Buffalo, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Delaware Park and Buffalo Zoo. Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House and Albright - Knox Art Gallery are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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          Buffalo Grand Hotel

          120 Church St, Buffalo, NY
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Buffalo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Erie, Coca-Cola Field and Canalside. Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and KeyBank Center are also within 15 minutes. Church Station is 5 minutes by foot and Seneca Station is 7 minutes.

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            1738 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Buffalo, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buffalo History Museum, Albright - Knox Art Gallery, and Buffalo State College. Buffalo Zoo and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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              26 Camden Ave, #1, Buffalo, New York
                 
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