Zoo News

Jun 02, 2011

Elephantastic Weekend at the Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo, N.Y.Join the celebration June 4-5, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. as the Buffalo Zoo and Wegmans, with media support from WGRZ-TV, 97 Rock and Classic Hits 104.1, team up to kick off the summer season in a “huge” way with Elephantastic Weekend!

Event highlights include Elephant Art With Surapa, enrichment activities and keeper talks. Other fun activities include participating in games and taking a chance at the raffles to win elephant art!

Activities (excluding raffles and the cracker feed) are FREE with Zoo admission.

The event schedule is as follows:

10:00 a.m. –

2:00 p.m. Distribution of free children’s books (while supplies last)

by Niagara Frontier Reading Council to promote literacy in the city of Buffalo

Saturday, June 4 ONLY

10:00 a.m. –

3:00 p.m. Games, prizes, activities and coloring (while supplies last)

10:00 a.m. –

4:00 p.m. Elephant House Open House

Come inside and check out our elephant biofacts and raffle!

10:30 a.m. Elephant Keeper Talk (in front of elephant yard)

11:30 a.m. Elephant Art With Surapa

12:15 p.m. Animal enrichment in the elephant yard

12:30 p.m. –

1:30 p.m. Storytime (hosted by the Niagara Frontier Reading Council with guest appearances by local celebrity readers)

Saturday, June 4 ONLY

2:00 p.m. Cracker feed inside Elephant House

Feeding is $1 per cracker (while supplies last)

2:30 p.m. Elephant Keeper Talk (in front of elephant yard)

3:00 p.m. Elephant Art With Surapa

3:15 p.m. Winners of raffle drawing announced (You do not have to be present to win.)

For more information about the event, please contact the Buffalo Zoo’s Special Events Coordinator at (716) 995-6133, or visit the Zoo’s website at www.buffalozoo.org.

About the Buffalo Zoo

Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Located on 23.5 acres of Olmsted’s beautiful Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo houses approximately 1,000 endangered and exotic animals and offers visitors a variety of events and educational programs year-round. The Buffalo Zoo’s philosophy is to exhibit animals and plants in naturalistic settings that represent their native habitats. The Zoo is dedicated to providing visitors with a better understanding of nature, including how animals relate to each other, their environment and to humankind.

About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 77-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. Its first New England store will open in Northborough, Massachusetts in October 2011. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for fourteen consecutive years. In 2011, Wegmans ranked #3 on the list.

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