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The Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo

3.7
#1 of 11 in Parks in Buffalo
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. Plan my day in Buffalo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Polar Bears, Lions, Tigers, Gorillas, and a baby Rhino! Visiting from out of state and thought it was worth a visit, did not disappoint. The gorilla habitat alone is worth a trip and two polar bears w...  more »
  • We spontaneously decided to visit. What a pleasure the entire experience was. It was a beautiful fall day. The park had visitors but was not crowded. It is well-keep, clean. The staff interacted with ...  more »
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  • Zoo is always fun but in terms of Zoos obviously Buffalo's leaves some to be desired. Lack of some key animals is disappointing (elephant tiger etc). I will say the new amphibious exhibit is well done. The sea lions are great. The redone food is also good. Overall it's a great family outing though and lots of fun.
  • My kids had a fun time at the zoo. However it seemed run down and grass needed cut and new paint jobs around. Additionally, a lot of animals weren’t on exhibit. For the price for entry, it would seem that there would be more to see or better upkeep. Kids did have fun but we’re especially disappointed that the sea lions weren’t out either. The elephants had been transferred to another zoo as well and this wasn’t known until we were already inside the zoo. There were a lot of people there at the zoo that day as well and it looked like a lot of kids were disappointed with not a lot of animals on display. A favorite exhibit this trip however was the polar bears. One came running down and did a cannonball into the water. The kids all enjoyed that. I hadn’t been to the buffalo zoo since i was a kid and what I remember was completely different from now. I remember the zoo packed with animals as well as lots of other exciting things for kids to be involved in and do.
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