The Buffalo Zoo has partnered with First Niagara Bank to offer a reduced admission rate during the month of February.
Throughout the month, admission to the Buffalo Zoo will cost only $5 per person (admission for members is always free). The venue is calling the promotion "Polar Bear Days" in recognition of International Polar Bear Day, which is celebrated Feb. 27.
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate International Polar Bear Day by issuing a "thermostat challenge." In order to raise awareness about climate change, the zoo will encourage the community to reduce carbon emissions by turning their thermostats down a few degrees. Officials said this is the kind of small change that can have a big impact on climate change, and help to save polar bears in the wild.
"First Niagara is proud to partner with the Buffalo Zoo and support their efforts to enhance conservation, education and environmental initiatives in our community," said Scott Fisher, First Niagara managing director of retail channels. "We encourage the public to visit the zoo in the month of February and see all that the zoo has to offer."
The "Polar Bear Days" admission discount will encourage the community to enjoy the venue's new exhibit, Arctic Edge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, in colder weather; and to observe the animals, including the popular polar bears, in the snow.
For more information about "Polar Bear Day," visit the Buffalo Zoo's Facebook page.