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Address: 300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214-1963
Phone Number: +1 716-837-3900
10:00 - 16:00
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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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Fun for youngsters

We went here with our 3 kids 7 8 9 they all loved it. The entrance fee does seem a little pricey it reminded me of our zoo in Minnesota that is free. I would recommend finding... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bethany, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is such a great zoo, that is bigger than you think & has many different small & big animals. Not only does it have buffalos, but it also has gorillas, monkeys, lemurs & much more.

Thank cherylannsantore
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small zoo nestled in the heart of the city with very limited space to expand. In recent years improvements/new build exhibits have been made to improve the guest experience and the welfar of the animals. The problem is there are no animals to fill these exhibits for guests to enjoy. It seems the animals are either being... More 

Thank dust36
Santa Ana, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked that the animals could get very close to us. Although it's a smallish zoo, they had a good variety of animals.

Thank Sharon G
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with our 3 kids 7 8 9 they all loved it. The entrance fee does seem a little pricey it reminded me of our zoo in Minnesota that is free. I would recommend finding coupons to get in first. We had some buy one get one coupons from entertainment book. I do feel like if you go... More 

Thank Wohlers777
Milton, New York
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this zoo. Not extremely large, but not small either. Lots of interesting animals. Elephants were very interesting. Loved the Gorillas and babies. Watched for over an hour. Went off season so it was not crowded. Rhino was funny. Lions, reptiles and other interesting animals. Really enjoyed it. Would recommend.

Thank Carol L
Niagara Falls, Canada
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94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- This is the second time I visited the Buffalo Zoo in two years and it was just as good the second time around. - There is a lot of walking but the zoo is laid out in a very good manner so you don't miss anything. - This is the second time I tried to see the tiger though... More 

Thank Deidra L
Avon Lake, United States
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the zoo and the baby lion cubs were really fun to see especially as they played with each other and with their parents.

Thank Michael O
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This zoo may not be the biggest zoo in the world but it makes up for it with charm that's for sure! The character from the old buildings is just wonderful! It's a very easy walk so definitely good for people with mobility issues as well as small children. The Giant Anteater was the main reason for our visit, we... More 

Thank Michelle L
Welland, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to the Buffalo Zoo so many times I can't keep track. We started going when my kids were young. Great venue for little ones. They can walk the entire zoo without getting tired and everything is clean and safe. Never had to worry about them getting too far, that I couldn't see them. The animals are well... More 

Thank Linda A
Lancaster, New York
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Would not recommend...too small..animals seem miserable...elephants should be in a sanctuary not here in buffalo where they don't have the room they need...tigers sway back and forth which is a disorder...Sad! That's the best word to describe this zoo!

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