Until this feature is live, please call 716-837-3900 for additional ticket information and visit the zoo to purchase tickets at the box office.
Join us in creating a bright future for wildlife.
THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON OUR CONSERVATION WORK.
As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Buffalo Zoo is dedicated to securing a future where wildlife thrives. Make a donation today and you’ll support our efforts to save vulnerable species through special breeding programs and conservation initiatives.
Adopt An Animal
BECOME A ZOO PARENT
The Buffalo Zoo invites you to become part of our family through the Adopt an Animal program. Your donation will support the exceptional care and individualized nutrition that every animal receives. Our keepers dedicate their lives to the health and well-being of every resident animal.
Select your favorite animal from our adoption list, or gift an adoption to a family member or friend. While your animal will stay at the Zoo under the expert care of our keepers, we’ll send out a package with interesting information about your special animal.
ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
California sea lion
Giant South American river turtle
North American river otter
Panamanian golden frog
Western lowland gorilla
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Questions? Please call (716)995-6131. No ownership rights are conferred by this adoption. Your animal will stay at the zoo under the expert care of our keepers.
SECURING A FUTURE FOR WILDLIFE
The community’s support is essential to ensuring that the Buffalo Zoo continues to thrive and to be a tremendous resource for conservation, education, and social interaction. Your gift enables the Zoo to
– provide special nutrition for our 1,000 animal residents
– participate in conservation research and breeding programs
– implement extensive sustainability measures
– provide comprehensive educational programming
– and more!Become a monthly donor! Your steady support will result in exceptional care for our animals and further our conservation initiatives. Click Here to become a Zoo Guardian.
Wish List Donations
IN ADDITION TO MONETARY GIFTS, THE ZOO IS ALWAYS IN NEED OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW.
PLEASE CONTACT US AT (716)995-6145 TO LET US KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A THOUGHTFUL DONATION FROM OUR WISH LIST!
Baby Food (fruits & vegetables)
Black-Eyed Peas (should be dry not canned)
Cat Food (canned only)
Cereal (whole grain, low sugar)
Cranberry Sauce (any variety)
Crepe Paper Party Streamers
Dawn Dish Soap
Dog Food (canned only)
Extracts & Spices
Fruit Juice (any flavor)
Gatorade (any flavor)
Jams & Jellies
Magic Eraser Pads
Oats (steel cut)
Paper Bags (large & small)
Paper Face Masks
Paper Leaf Bags (non-waxed)
Pasta (whole wheat)
Pedialyte (plain or grape)
Plastic Storage Containers (any size)
Popcorn – (plain not microwave)
Pumpkin Seeds (unsalted)
Rawhide Chews/Bones (any size)
Simple Green Products
Soft Kitchen Sponges
Sugar-free Jell-O (boxed packets)
Trail Mix (no chocolate)
Unsalted Nuts (in the shell)
Ziploc Bags (any size)
Ziploc Containers (any size)
Amphibian & Reptile Center Capital Campaign Donors
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our campaign to renovate the historic Reptile House! We would like to acknowledge our campaign donors who gave $1,000 or more.
$500,000 or more
State of New York
$200,000 - $499,000
The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation
In Memory of Patricia A. Russell
$75,000 - $199,999
Mary Louise Olmsted Fund
Montgomery Family Foundation
David & Joan Rogers
$25,000 - $74,999
Vera B. Arrison
Marco & Kirsten Bryce – In memory of Eileen M. Bryce
Elizabeth Conant & Camille Cox
East Hill Foundation
Edward H. Butler Foundation
The Kenneth L. & Katherine G. Koessler Family Foundation
The Lenna Foundation
The Little-Kittinger Foundation, Inc.
National Fuel Gas Company Foundation
Sanford & Margery Nobel
John R. & Karen L. Sanderson Family
Willard & Karen Saperston – In memory of Joe & Mary-Ann Leber
$10,000 - $24,999
Todd & Kim Brason
Women’s Board of the Buffalo Zoo
Mark Chason & Mariana Botero-Chason
Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle Foundation
Kathleen Gleason & Wayne Wight
Gene & Kathy Gramza
Grigg Lewis Foundation, Inc.
Paul & Barbara Harder
James & Doris Lally
Richard & Kristen Lenz
M&T Charitable Foundation
Marks Family Foundation
The Mentholatum Company
William & Lee Pearce
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
James & Patricia Smyton
Mark & Suzanne Sullivan
Joe & Michele Trolli
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County & the Buffalo Bills
$1,000 - $9,999
Aurubis Buffalo, Inc.
Dennis & Alouise Bauer
David & Jessica Brason
Buffalo Zoo Docent Organization
Mark & Patty Bundy
Robert & Sherry Carey
Concordia Lutheran Church
Ms. Kassia Delgado
Peter & Mimi Dow
Evans Bank Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Dr. Donna M. Fernandes & Mr. Robert Savage
Thomas & Mary Ann Galluccio
Todd Geise & Mark DeJac
The Estate of Dorothy N. Gluszek
Eric Hahn – In memory of Charles J. & Anne D. Hahn
Charles & Sandra Hahn – In memory of Charles J. & Anne D. Hahn
Holly & David Hahn-Baker – In memory of Charles J. & Anne D. Hahn
Dr. Ralph W. Hinds III
Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation
Kenmore Rotary Foundation, Inc.
James & Denise Lanz
Urmas & Kimberly Lupkin
Mr. James Magavern
James A. Maguire, Jr.
Patrick Mann & Gwen Howard Mann
Ms. Ruth Mathews
Dennis & Sandra McCarthy
Carl & Jean Miller
Richard & Sally Munschauer
David & Linda Odden
John & Virginia Oehler
Daniel & Judith Oliverio
Todd Joseph & Barbara Ostfeld
Paul & Annette Palumbo
In memory of Stefan Frederick Pannella from his parents
William A. Reukauf
Rotary Club of Kenmore
Alfred & Mary Jane Runkel
Kenneth & Mary Schoetz
Edward & Elizabeth Snell
Stephen & Nicole Swift
William & Patricia Townsend
Mark & Maansi Travers
Mrs. B. Vaz
Karen E. Vogt
Wayne & Janet Wisbaum
John & Carolyn Yurtchuk
Join our Conservation Circle
The Buffalo Zoo’s Conservation Circle is a giving society for an exceptional group of friends who donate $1,000 or more in a year. Members are integral to the Zoo’s ability to promote wildlife conservation through programs for endangered species, up-close encounters, and educational opportunities. Through their generosity, they can experience the Buffalo Zoo in unique and memorable ways.
Conservation Circle benefits:
- A supporting membership
- The opportunity to take a private tour to see what happens behind-the-scenes
- An invitation to our annual donor recognition event
- Invitations to new exhibit openings
- Recognition in the Zoo’s annual report
- Discounts to Zoo events
Become a member of the Buffalo Zoo’s Conservation Circle and be an active partner in protecting wildlife!
If you would prefer to make your $1,000+ gift outright, feel free to use our online donation form.
Make a Lasting Impact on Wildlife
As the need to protect threatened species grows more critical every day, the Buffalo Zoo’s mission to conserve wildlife has never been more important. Leave a legacy that connects people with wildlife, and educates our community on how to safeguard animals around the world.
Planned giving options:
- Retirement assets such as an IRA or 401k
- Charitable gift annuities
- Life insurance policies
- Real estate and other personal property
- Request of donations to the Buffalo Zoo in lieu of flowers
Sample language for bequests:
“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Zoological Society of Buffalo [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
To ensure that we receive your gift or bequest, please use our legal name and address in all planned gift paperwork:
Zoological Society of Buffalo
300 Parkside Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214
Tax ID: 16-1407299
Planned giving correspondence can be directed to:
Director of Development
300 Parkside Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214