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Buffalo Zoo reintroduces 'Warm Up With the Cold-Blooded' event

by jmaloni

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Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm

The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Warm Up with the Cold-Blooded" event Saturday.

The special animal event will take place in the zoo's reptile house, with special programming and activities running from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Programming will feature some of the zoo's reptiles, amphibians, and other residents of the reptile house. Activities are free with regular zoo admission.

A full schedule of activities follows.

  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Raffle, crafts, face-painting, and hot chocolate (while supplies last)
  • 11 a.m. - Snake handling demonstration and photo op
  • 11:30 a.m. - Animal enrichment
  • Noon - Get your picture taken with SAM the hellbender
  • 12:30 p.m. - Amphibian keeper talk and up-close encounter
  • 12:30 p.m. - Learn about the Buffalo Zoo's FrogWatch USA Chapter
  • 1 p.m. - Venomous and non-venomous snake feedings
  • 1:30 p.m. - Guess the weight contest, featuring heloderms (animal art prize)
  • 2 p.m. - Heloderm feeding and demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m. - Reptile keeper talk, encounter and photo op
  • 3 p.m. - Raffle winners announced (need not be present to win)
  • 3:30 p.m. - Hellbender keeper talk and demonstration

The Buffalo Zoo's last "Warm Up With the Cold Blooded" event was held in 2011. A growing interest in the reptiles and amphibians encouraged the zoo's herpetology team to reintroduce the event.

For more information about the "Warm Up With the Cold Blooded" event, call 716-995-6133 or visit www.buffalozoo.org.

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