Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

Situated on the northern end of Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo offers family-friendly fun for warm summer days. Built in 1975, it’s the third-oldest zoo in the country, but the facilities have been updated over the years to provide spacious habitats for the resident animals. The underground sea lion exhibit and Rainforest Falls are favorites, as they allow visitors to get close—but not too close—to the animals. Also be sure to catch a glimpse of the giraffes enjoying the sunshine from their street-side enclosure. To avoid crowds, arrive early in the day—the place can get packed, especially on nice days.

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The Buffalo Zoo in February brings some unexpected delights without the crowds. This Bengal tiger spent about 15 minutes posing for the camera, giving my grandaughter and I a private show, with only the glass separating us!

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