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OSHA has issued 21 citations against the Buffalo Zoo during construction of its new Amphibian and Reptile Center.

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The Buffalo Zoo is hoping to hand out the cigars next summer, as Tashi is expecting a visit from the stork. The Zoo says it has accomplished another successful artificial insemination of its greater one-horned rhinoceros.

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In Defense of Animals is welcoming the news that the Buffalo Zoo is shutting down its elephant exhibit. The California-based animal rights group has included the exhibit five times over the last 10 years on its list of the 10 Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America.

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The Buffalo Zoo is relocating its two Asian elephants to a zoo in New Orleans.

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A longtime resident of the Buffalo Zoo passed away on Tuesday. The Linne’s two-toed sloth named Ethel died at the old age of 32.


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From Memorial Day weekend through Labor day weekend, guests of the Buffalo Zoo will have a chance to interact with birds originating from Australia. The seasonal exhibit, Boomerang Island, will give patrons a chance to truly get up close to these feathered guests.


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Two Buffalo Zoo's animals are being shipped to other zoos in the United States.

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The Buffalo Zoo's Reptile House is now closed for renovations.

The list of updates includes a new roof, heating and ventilation system, new and renovated exhibits and interactive educational elements. Zoo President and CEO, Norah Fletchall says, the building is in desperate need of improvements. Fletchall says it was built in 1942 under the leadership of the great Marlin Perkins.

The Buffalo Zoo has seen millions of dollars put into new and renovated exhibits in recent years - and not just because it is such a familiar site for locals to visit.

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The Buffalo Zoo has secured the final $300,000 for the construction of a new $3.7 million Amphibian and Reptile Center. It will be named in honor of Donna Fernandes, the Zoo's former president and CEO.

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Even the hardy snow leopards who call the Buffalo Zoo home might be spending a bit more time indoors over the next couple days.

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A unique educational campaign has been launched that blends science and creativity to red-flag the dangers of plastic pollution.

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Picasso, van Gogh and Warhol might have some formidable competition from an unusual commune of artists.

Our friendly local lion cubs, elephants and sea lions have been busy making artistic creations. They were sold Thursday night during an art show and auction at the Buffalo Zoo.

The fundraiser was appropriately christened Art Gone Wild.

Some new four-legged residents, a long stretch of wonderful weather, and ambitious marketing efforts are credited for helping the Buffalo Zoo hit an attendance milestone in 2016.

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The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth of an ocelot kitten.

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A four-year-old polar bear named Sakari, which arrived at the Buffalo Zoo about a month ago, will make his local public debut on New Year's Day.


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The Buffalo Zoo is part of a three-way polar bear swap being undertaken to promote breeding within the declining population.

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A polar bear who was lived at The Buffalo Zoo since 2002 will soon be leaving. Anana, 16, is going to an undisclosed location as part of a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan.

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Buffalo Zoo President and CEO Dr. Donna Fernandes will play an active role in the search for her successor – someone likely to find that a zoo-leader’s boots are big shoes to fill.


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The Buffalo Zoo is conducting a national search for its next leader, with president Donna Fernandes on Thursday announcing her retirement in spring 2017.

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Monica is leaving the Buffalo Zoo. The Indian rhinoceros born at the zoo two years ago is moving to San Diego.

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The Buffalo Zoo is embarking on the next phase of its master plan, which includes building a new amphibian and reptile house.


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On a perfect weather day, the Buffalo Zoo reported Monday it has been given another five-year accreditation by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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The Buffalo Zoo's new lion cubs will make their official public debut Saturday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us how the new African lion cubs play an important conservation  role. 

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The Buffalo Zoo's four new lion cubs will make their highly-anticipated public debuts on Saturday.

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The giraffes at the Buffalo Zoo are now able to seek some shade when roaming in their outside exhibit.

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The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth of three more African Lion cubs. This is the second time in just months that new cubs arrived at the Zoo. 

Buffalo Zoo President Donna Fernandes says her zoo is a safe place for visitors and for animals. Her comments come in the wake of the shooting death of a Cincinnati gorilla, after a small child went through security fencing and fell into a gorilla exhibit.


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His name is...Tobias. The Buffalo Zoo announced the  official name of its nearly three-month-old male African lion cub.

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Spring is in the air, again, at the Buffalo Zoo. The zoo on Wednesday announced a litter of North American river otter pups was born in late February.

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