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'Zooper Saturday' featuring horticulture tours and "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls" this weekend at Buffalo Zoo

by jmaloni

Press release

Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am

The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Zooper Saturday" event featuring the "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls" and the horticulture department on Saturday, Aug. 3.

The zoo is home to more than 300 species of plants. Learn about them on a special horticulture tour. Then, experience animal keeper talks and enrichments in "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls."

"Zooper Saturday" events are free with regular zoo admission. A full schedule of activities follows:

  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Face painting in the "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls" lobby
  • 11 a.m.: Honeybee talk at Delta Sonic Heritage Farm
  • Noon: Behind-the-scenes horticulture tour (meets in front of "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls")
  • 1 p.m.: Baby porcupine keeper talk on front lawn of "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls" (weather permitting)
  • 1:30 p.m.: "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls" keeper talk at the waterfall bridge
  • 2 p.m.: Giant anteater keeper talk and enrichment in "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls"
  • 2:30 p.m.: Vampire bat feeding and demonstration in "M&T Bank Rainforest Falls"

For more information about the "Zooper Saturday" event, call 716-995-6133 or visit www.buffalozoo.org. The Buffalo Zoo is located at 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo.

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