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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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Great way to spend the day

We bring our kids when visiting our parents. It is very easy to navigate and a solid selection of animals to visit. This is a great family attraction.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mjlasota99
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Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's coming together but still needs more work. Better than it use to be 15 yrs ago and my children enjoy it! Rain Forest is great!

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Thank 92josephd
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They have over 1200 animals on 23.5 acres. Lion cubs are a delight. Gorillas are worth watching for hours. All animals are very well cared for.

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Thank westieday
CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We bring our kids when visiting our parents. It is very easy to navigate and a solid selection of animals to visit. This is a great family attraction.

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Thank mjlasota99
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Pasco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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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Thank CaliRae
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 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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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 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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