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Jan 04, 2012



January 7, 2012

Buffalo, NY– If you received new electronics for the holidays and you need somewhere to take the old or broken ones, bring them to the Buffalo Zoo as part of the Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.!

The event is being hosted by the Buffalo Zoo, Foit-Albert Associates and Sunnking Electronics Recycling. By recycling your old items, you’ll not only help the environment, but you’ll also be supporting the Buffalo Zoo as the Zoo will earn revenue for each pound of electronics collected!

Accepted items include laptops, televisions, monitors, printers, copiers and more. Please note that gas powered equipment, household hazardous waste and items containing Freon (air conditioners, de-humidifiers, refrigerators, etc.) will not be accepted. All hard drives and private information will be securely wiped and destroyed in accordance with all HIPAA, FACTA, GLB and Sarbanes Oxley regulations, as well as Sunnking’s EPA R2 Certification.

Members of the community are invited to drop off their old electronics in the Buffalo Zoo’s parking lot (located at Parkside Ave. and Jewett) this day ONLY from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Each individual who recycles an item will receive a $1 off admission to the Buffalo Zoo (valid for this day only).

A list of acceptable materials for recycling can be found at www.sunnking.com/acceptable-materials. Question regarding what can or cannot be accepted can also be directed to info@nullsunnking.com. Additional information about Sunnking’s data security practices can be found at www.sunnking.com/data-destruction. For more information about the actual event, please contact the Buffalo Zoo at (716) 837-3900 or visit www.buffalozoo.org.

About Sunnking, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Sunnking Inc. is New York State’s first EPA R2 Certified Electronics Recycling, Data Destruction, & Asset Management company dealing in end of life electronic equipment. Their facilities located in Buffalo, Rochester, and Brockport, NY, specialize in collecting, refurbishing, reselling, and recycling electronic products from residential and commercial suppliers throughout New York State and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.sunnking.com.

About Foit-Albert

Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering & Surveying, PC has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Buffalo Zoo and has participated in the development of every exhibit at this institution over the past decade, completing all of the first phase Master Plan improvements and initiating work of its later phases. This includes the Sea Lion Cove, Otter Creek, Vanishing Animals and EcoStation exhibits, the expansion of the elephant holding and veterinary hospital facilities, the construction of the Children’s Zoo with a local Erie Canal farm theme, and the acclaimed M&T Bank Rainforest Falls.


ZOOPER SATURDAY, Saturday, January 7, 2012

While you’re doing your part in helping the environment by recycling your electronics on January 7, be sure to use your newly-acquired $1 off admission coupon to visit the Buffalo Zoo and take part in our very first Zooper Saturday event!

New for 2012, the Buffalo Zoo will be showcasing a variety of our animal groups throughout the year as part of Zooper Saturdays!

On the first Saturday of every month, different areas of the Zoo will be highlighted for visitors to enjoy. Join us for activities, including animal enrichments, health fairs, raffles and more each month! These events will combine some of your old favorites and even spice them up with new offerings, too, so be sure you don’t miss out!

For our very first Zooper Saturday event on January 7, come in out of the cold, and warm up with your favorite friends in the Reptile House and M&T Bank Rainforest Falls exhibit! Learn all there is to know about these exotic species from our keeper talks, feedings, enrichment activities and much more! This event is free with Zoo admission and will run from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call (716) 995-6133 or visit www.buffalozoo.org.

The schedule is as follows:

11:00 a.m. Giant anteater enrichment/keeper talk (M&T Bank Rainforest Falls)

11:30 a.m. Tamandua keeper talk/encounter (M&T Bank Rainforest Falls balcony)

12:00 p.m. Red-footed tortoise keeper talk/encounter (M&T Bank Rainforest Falls Visitor Center)

12:30 p.m. Macaw keeper talk (M&T Bank Rainforest Falls)

1:00 p.m. Animal enrichment (Reptile House)

1:30 p.m. Venomous species keeper talk/demonstration (Reptile House)

2:00 p.m. Amphibian keeper talk/feeding (Reptile House)

2:30 p.m. 2nd Birthday celebration with the hellbenders (Reptile House)

3:00 p.m. Hellbender feeding (Reptile House)

For more information about January’s Zooper Saturday, please call (716) 995-6133 or visit www.buffalozoo.org.

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