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Buffalo Zoo Offers New Animal Encounters This Winter!

In support of the Buffalo Zoo’s mission to educate the public about the world’s wildlife, the Zoo is now offering a new holiday sea lion encounter.                                                             

Sea Lion Encounter

Enrichment Day at the Buffalo Zoo (Saturday, November 27)

If you’re searching for something to do with your visiting friends and relatives over the holiday weekend, stop by the Buffalo Zoo for Enrichment Day on Saturday, November 27!

From 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., the Zoo’s animal residents will receive special enrichment in a variety of ways to stimulate their senses. Keepers will incorporate new food items, toys, smells and sounds to keep the animals mentally and physically healthy. Keepers will also be on hand to explain the particular enrichment their animals are receiving, as well as its significance to that species.

To help support the WNY Food Bank, visitors can bring something extra—a canned food item—to receive $1 off admission. (Please note that while no more than $1 will be discounted off each admission, bringing more than one can per person is certainly appreciated!)

The enrichment schedule is as follows:

10:30 a.m.         Sea Lions/River Otters

50% Off Sale at the Buffalo Zoo's Zootique Gift Shop!

Enjoy the good kind of “wild” shopping experience on Black Friday, and shop at the Buffalo Zoo’s Zootique Gift Shop!

Beginning Friday, November 26 through the end of the year, all items for sale in the Zootique (excluding elephant-painted merchandise and the Women’s Board note cards and calendars) will be 50% off. Zootique carries wildlife-themed gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, house-warming, baby showers and many other special occasions!

It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and can be accessed without paying a Zoo admission fee. In addition to being able to find unique items, shoppers are also supporting the Buffalo Zoo as revenue generated is used for the care and maintenance of the Zoo’s animal collection.

Please note that all sales are final and no other discounts will apply.

Pet Connection Announces Holiday Season Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is counting on support from the generous residents of Western New York to make this a happy holiday season. Volunteers from the nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla will be at several locations throughout Erie County in an effort to raise funds for the care of dozens of dogs and cats in need of loving homes.

Turkeys Leave Country, Will Spend Holiday Overseas!

    There are 68 more days until Thanksgiving, and you can do your worrying about that turkey during the last 41. The first 27 days, or until October 15th, you can spend being thankful that the turkey you might not get will go to our boys overseas. This about sizes up the situation. Some time ago the government slapped a two-way freeze order on the national turkey crop.  It froze the sale of the birds until it can buy up 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 pounds needed by the armed forces, and it is now freezing the birds for shipment overseas. 

Turkeys remaining after Uncle Sam has his share will be allocated to civilian use.

Please Support Pet Connection’s Holiday Dinner Dance

Tickets are still available for Pet Connection’s Holiday Concert and Dinner Dance taking place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. The event includes dinner, entertainment by Jack Civiletto and The Pyramid Band, a huge basket auction and much more.

One lucky door prize winner will take home four one-day Disney Hopper Passes valued at $544!

There’s Still Time to Stock Up at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

While the farmers’ market season is winding down in Western New York, there’s still time to visit the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to stock up on some of your favorites! The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and will remain open through December 18, weather permitting.