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The Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo

Categories: Gardens, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
See gorillas, polar bears, reptiles, sea lions, and rare Indian rhinos at The Buffalo Zoo, the third-oldest of its kind in the United States. Walk through the rainforest section to see poison arrow frogs and vultures. Touch the turtles, chinchilla, and other animals featured in the interactive children’s zoo. Ride the carousel or the Kangaroo Hop, a children-friendly bungee trampoline, and take in one of the seasonal shows. Parking is available at the zoo for a fee. The Buffalo Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Buffalo Edition.
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  • 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 disord...  read more »
  • I've only been to the zoo a couple times before so I'm not super knowledgable or picky on these things, but I enjoyed my time here. My favourite part was the lion cubs. My wife and me were lucky enoug...  read more »
  • We decided to take a trip on the thruway to check out a zoo a little farther from home. We should have stayed home the buildings and exhibits are small and outdated. We enjoy the Rochester zoo far bet...  read more »
  • Nice time at a small zoo. Great for kids. There is a decent variety of animals to see and the newly remodeled area is really nice. Not really a day trip due to the size but a great way to spend a few hours. Some of the interior exhibits are fairly dark but the enclosures are well lit. They have a pay lot but there is plenty of on street parking in the stress area.
  • Like others have mentioned, definitely not a huge zoo. That said, I was generally satisfied with what they had. The layout was nice, and the exhibits were interactive. Certainly some could have been better, but for this price it's kind of what you expect. It seemed that about a quarter of the enclosures were "temporarily closed" when I went.
  • Okay, so right off the bat, this is not a big zoo like the ones I've spent time at with my kids in Detroit and Pittsburgh. However, it is obvious from the moment you walk in that this quaint little habitat and its animals are lovingly cared for by its staff. Despite its diminutive size, there really is a pretty decent selection of animals here. The Polar Bear exhibit is top notch, like the one in Pittsburgh and allows a front row seat for your kids to experience these powerful animals. My only complaint (and warning) would be about parking. Even with a membership, you have to pay for parking after you run out of the free passes in your membership. That's really not that big a deal, but the parking lot is very limited. I've driven there a few times only to find that there is no place to park. I understand that fixing this would require appropriating a part of Delaware Park, but I write this mainly to warn people that if you go during the busy times you might have to park pretty far away and hoof it to the gate!
  • One of the best places to go with kids. We have visited other bigger and more famous Zoos such as San Diego, Bronx, Washington DC. We love our Buffalo one as it is way more intimate, not as crowded, perfectly doable with small kids and yet it has a pretty nice diversity of animals. Actually we feel that if anything the Zoo probably needs more real estate for some of the animals. Also we would like if they would take better care of the domestic animals, some of the attendants there appear very inexperienced and animals appear too stressed by the public. Kids would love to pet them though.
  • So far my favorite zoo I have been to. I came here from Syracuse to do a college report on the study of lowland gorillas and Koga did not disappoint. Such a magnificent animal and such a rare one to find in captivity(thankfully). Some of the enclosures were empty because of the time of season I visited but the ones that were open were pretty decent.
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