Zoo News

Feb 05, 2020


Though many of the fires have subsided, the widespread damage from the massive bushfires in Australia remains. Experts say over one billion animals, some who are only found in Australia, have died in the blazes. As recovery efforts continue, the Buffalo Zoo is working with local organizations to raise funds for the Zoos Victoria Emergency Wildlife Fund. 

“The headlines will fade, but the devastation remains. I want to thank the Western New York community for their continued support. We know it is a very long road to recovery and our contributions will make a difference,” said Norah Fletchall, President and CEO, Buffalo Zoo.

Through the month of February, a portion of proceeds from Buffalo Zoo admission and car parking will go to the Zoos Victoria Emergency Wildlife Fund. The Buffalo Zoo Board of Directors will match contributions up to $10,000.

Additionally, the Buffalo Zoo is partnering with local organizations for fun events and opportunities to generate support:

  • Country music lovers can enter to win an all-expenses-paid vacation to Las Vegas to see Keith Urban live in concert. The trip includes a meet and greet with Keith Urban, round-trip airfare, hotel stay and $500 in cash. This unique opportunity is offered in partnership with Country 106.5 WYRK. Enter to win here: https://go.rallyup.com/bzaustralia. You must be age 21+ to enter.

  • On February 13, the Zoo teams up with the Aquarium of Niagara, Community Beer Works and the Pro Zoo Board of the Buffalo Zoo for a happy hour from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Community Beer Works. Enjoy Frank Pale Ale, basket raffles and live music. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Zoo Fund. Tickets are only $10.
  • The Buffalo Zoo would like to thank the Buffalo Seminary and Casey Middle School for their community fundraising efforts. Each school planned fundraising events and donated the proceeds to the Buffalo Zoo.


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