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Buffalo Zoo unveils new 'Zoofari' shuttle

by jmaloni


Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:00 am

The Buffalo Zoo unveiled a brand new custom-designed "Zoofari" shuttle during a media event Thursday. The Zoofari shuttle will run between the zoo and a parking lot at Medaille College on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Buffalo Zoo announced last week it has partnered with Nichols School and Medaille College to make additional nearby parking available. Parking in these overflow lots and the shuttle service will be free for zoo visitors.

During the announcement, Buffalo Zoo President and CEO, Dr. Donna Fernandes said the focus is on customer service.

"We have long-recognized that we face a parking challenge as a result of (our) growth," she said. "Because parking is a first step to customer satisfaction, we are happy to have established partnerships with Nichols School, Medaille College and MASH Urgent Care to help us better serve our customers."

The custom-designed Zoofari shuttle is wrapped in a full-color graphic that features some of the most popular animal residents, including lions, zebras, giraffes and gorillas. MASH Urgent Care sponsored the shuttle's graphic wrap.

Buffalo Zoo Zoofari Shuttle

  • The Zoofari shuttle can hold up to 20 people at a time, as well as strollers and other personal items.
  • The shuttle will run between the Medaille College parking lot at 18 Agassiz Circle and the zoo's main entrance at 300 Parkside Ave.
  • Parking in the Medaille parking lot is free.
  • Signs in the Medaille parking lot will direct visitors to the shuttle pick-up location.
  • The Zoofari shuttle will be free to ride.
  • The shuttle will operate from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Operation will begin today and continue through September.
  • The shuttle is sponsored, in part, by MASH Urgent Care.

Additional parking will be available for Buffalo Zoo visitors at Nichols school on Amherst Street - a short walk from the zoo's main entrance. (Zoofari shuttle will not stop at the Nichols lot.)




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