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To mark the unofficial end of summer, the Buffalo Zoo will offer a $5 admission price for all of its patrons on Monday, Labor Day. Guests to the zoo will have a final opportunity to visit Boomerang Island, an interactive exhibit featuring 300 free-flying birds from the Australian outback. For the purchase of a $3 seed stick, visitors can get up close and personal with f…

Attractions

The Buffalo Zoo's latest attraction is something of a blast from the past. The zoo announced Monday morning that "OMG Dinosaurs!" will be a part of their offerings this season. The zoo said the attraction consists of 11 "life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs" that will be located throughout the zoo's campus, "from the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex to the majestic Tricerato…

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It was a different era, long before everyone could weigh in on Facebook. Today, there are a few different systems in place, some involving community participation, to name baby animals born at the Buffalo Zoo. Yet in 1994, when Aimee Hilliard was head keeper at the giraffe house, she said the babies were often named in a quick and basic way. After an animal’s birth, the…

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Agnes, a critically ill giraffe who had been receiving end-of-life care at the Buffalo Zoo, died today, zoo officials announced on Twitter. The 24-year-old giraffe had been suffering from advanced arthritis and other health issues that were not responding to treatment, the zoo said earlier this week. Agnes was born at the Buffalo Zoo on Aug. 8, 1994, and lived her en…

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A baby ocelot has been born at the Buffalo Zoo, according to zoo officials. The female kitten, named Amara, will be on exhibit Saturday during the Rainforest Falls Day celebration. Zookeepers will be available for guests who are interested in viewing enrichment demonstrations and hearing short talks about the animals in M&T Bank Rainforest Falls, zoo officials said.…

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Imagine you're curled up in bed with a cup of hot cocoa and then glance over at your fun-sized Christmas tree. Suddenly, the stressful thought that the holiday season is flying by rushes over you. You start to think of all the fun things you could do. Pretty much the whole holiday season is stuffed into four short weeks in December, from music to family parties to chees…

Festivals

If you've enjoyed The 10, Gusto's weekly series previewing many of the area's top events each weekend, as a resource for things to do in Buffalo, then this new series will fill in the gaps for weekday happenings. While Rockin' at the Knox, featuring Beck, sold out long before Monday's gig, there's plenty more on tap for a busy summer week in the Queen City. Canal Fest …

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"Solo," the new "Star Wars" movie, is bound to be brimming with special effects. But at Dipson Flix Stadium 10 in Lancaster, when the movie opens May 25, the biggest visual miracle won't be on the movie screen. That miracle will be in the crowd. Ronan Christian, 12, will be watching the movie with his parents and 17-year-old brother, Aidan. Until just weeks ago, Rona…

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BuffaLoveFest 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Buffalo Zoo (300 Parkside Ave.). Cost is $25 in advance here. The Buffalo Zoo devotes an event to all things connected with the Buffalo area, from locally brewed beer and wine to 25 food trucks and 55 artisans with Buffalo-themed products. Advance tickets include two complimentary drinks, as well as live music from XOXO and the K…

Food and Drink

The Buffalo Zoo fundraiser Polar Bites - with some furry guests - took over the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. See some of the food and drink vendors and the patrons who turned out.

Attractions

Why go to the Buffalo Zoo this time of year? Two reasons. First, admission is just $5, across the board, through February. And parking is free. Second, you will see the winter differently. The tropical animals will be inside, and you may share in their tropical comfort. The animals who are outside are there because they want to be. Because they love it. Luna th…

Family

Sure, the weather is chilly, but the Buffalo Zoo (300 Parkside Ave.) shines the spotlight on cold-weather animals, such as Luna, the female polar bear, A.J. the anteater and more.

Lifestyles

This is not only the most wonderful time of the year, it's the most Buffalo time of the year. Let's celebrate that in our holiday shopping. Museums, galleries, even hospitals have decked their gift shops for your shopping pleasure. Treat yourself to a stop at one of them. The reasons are many. First, it's fun. You might not have two hours to devote to perusing …

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If every museum served draft beer and a fish fry, they might be as crowded as the Parkside Meadow on Friday nights. The tavern across from the Buffalo Zoo reopened last year after being lovingly rehabilitated. Restored isn’t the right word, because in some ways it’s better than ever. Like other neighbors, Leonard Mattie and Nancy Abramo cringed at the besotted teens and s…