Wow – Guess how many folks visited the Buffalo Zoo in 2016??

February 15, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Lions and Tigers and Bears… oh my!

It was a pretty darn good year for the Buffalo Zoo – with 538,100 visitors in 2016! That’s up more than 50,000 from 2015 and the highest number since 1987. There’s just no doubt about it – the birth of the African Lion Cubs had to be a big reason.

But, lets face it – the zoo has plenty of favorites, including the adorable Polar Bear, Luna!

This year, they’ve had some great reasons to visit – including the birth of Nico the ocelot, and of course – the big date of Luna and Sakari over Valentine’s Day Weekend.

Hey, they don’t call themselves the wildest place in town for no reason.

The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And, as a reminder – admission is just $5 every day through the end of February.


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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    Last year is the first year, I got a yearly pass, And it sure did pay for itself… We went at least one/ two times a week. Packed. Lunch and cold drinks… bought ice cream as a treat.. Grand daughter loved it.. we were not the least bit bored last summer!!!!

  2. Mary Friona

    Awesome! We are def getting one this year!!!!!

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