The Buffalo Zoo will host a special meet-and-greet with Buffalo Bills captain Brandon Spikes this weekend. Spikes is partnering with the zoo to chair its "Adopt an Animal" program. To kick off the partnership, he will make an appearance from 1:30-2:30 p.m. this Saturday at the zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
The Buffalo Zoo will offer a special adoption package through the 2014-15 football season, featuring a North American porcupine the zoo has named "Spikes" in honor of Brandon.
A limited-edition adoption package will be available for $10 during the event on Saturday. Anyone who purchases the package during the meet-and-greet will have an opportunity to have his or her adoption certificate autographed by Spikes.
The Buffalo Zoo has an annual grocery bill of around $250,000. The zoo's "Adopt an Animal" program helps to pay for food for the animals throughout the year.