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'Polar Bear' Days begin at Buffalo Zoo


Fri, Nov 1st 2019 07:55 pm

Zoo also launches new holiday event

As the temperature goes down, so will the admission prices at the Buffalo Zoo. “Polar Bear Days” began Friday. Admission is $8.95 per person.

“Polar Bear Days” is a longstanding tradition at the Buffalo Zoo, which normally starts every January through the end of February. This year, the venue is starting the offer earlier to encourage guests to enjoy the zoo year-round.

"The cooler months are truly a great time to visit the zoo,” said Norah Fletchall, the Buffalo Zoo’s president and CEO. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of this great deal and come say ‘Hello’ to some of their favorite wintertime animals, like Luna and Sakari, our polar bears."

In addition to “Polar Bear Days”, guests can attend “Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo.” The brand-new event and community holiday celebration will feature holiday light displays, warm winter treats, musical performances, and opportunities to visit with Santa.

“Zoo Lights” kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 30, and will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 29. The cost to attend is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Children 23 months and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.buffalozoo.org or at the door.

“Everyone should know the zoo is the place to be in the winter,” Fletchall said. “This is something new for us, and we can’t wait for the Western New York community to see the zoo illuminated.”

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