Reptile House



Built in 1942, the Buffalo Zoo’s Reptile House has a rich history. The building first opened under the direction of Curator Marlin Perkins, who later gained notoriety for hosting Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. In the present day, visitors can view 23 main exhibits of animals from all over the world consisting of turtles, snakes, lizards and an Komodo dragon. Visitors can also enjoy viewing a variety of amphibians, including frogs and eastern hellbenders (which are part of a headstart conservation project).

Quick Facts

The Reptile House opened in 1942 under the curatorship or Marlin Perkins, the well-known naturalist most famous for hosting Mutual of Omaha”s Wild Kingdon. The building is listed on the national register of historic places.

Zoo Exhibit


Open year-round.