The Buffalo Zoo

If you’re looking for a great family outing then the Buffalo Zoo is a great day trip to take with the kids! The Buffalo Zoo is the home of over 1,000 animals and more than 500 different species. It’s also our nations 3rd oldest zoo! From polar bears to the animals of the rainforest you and your family can experience animals from all over the globe.

You can watch Luna the polar bear swim and play. She loves to entertain the crowds that come to watch her splash around!

For a smaller form of entertainment, you should visit the river otters. They leap, play, and chase each other around. Fun is the name of the game for these little cuties!

What zoo is complete without a pride of lions to watch? Stopping by to see Lusaka and Tiberius is a must when visiting the zoo. If you’ve never heard a lion roar then you’re going to be in for a real treat because these two can be heard from time to time no matter where you are at the zoo!

For a little bit of history thrown into your zoo adventure; stop by and visit CandyAnne the mule and discover how these great animals were so important to the Erie Canal. Not only will you learn the large role that mules played in delivering cargo on the canal you’ll also be able to see a wonderful recreation of one of the barges used on the river.

If you love the rainforest and all of its brightly colored animals then you’re going to love seeing all of the brightly colored birds and amphibians that live at the zoo. The birds aren’t the only animals in the rainforest that have bright colors. The zoo is also home to Poison Dart Frogs!

Don’t forget to stop by the petting zoo for some hands-on affection too!