It's getting a bit ferocious at the Buffalo Zoo -- but in a fun, family way, of course. On "Ferocious Fridays" through Aug. 26, the zoo will not only extend its hours (to 8:30 p.m.), but also offer cool programming. Tonight, catch the sea lions at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Next Friday is a "PJ Party," so let the kids wear pajamas, play games and bring their teddy bear in for a check-up. Coming up: A keeper talk at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on chameleons and servals and "Wizard Night" on Aug. 26. Also starting up: the Movies on the Meadow outdoor film series, held next to the zoo by the Parkside Lodge begins next Friday plus Aug. 19 and 26 at sundown. Visit www.buffalozoo.org and www.parksidebuffalo.org.
-- Toni Ruberto