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Featured Animals/Aquariums/Zoos/Wildlife

Buffalo Zoo

This zoo boasts 1,000 animals on 23 acres, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and animals in a special children’s petting zoo. 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214. Tel: 716-837-3900 ext. 143. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Adirondack Animal Land

At this family-owned zoo in the rustic foothills of the Adirondacks, groups can discover over 500 interesting animals, including spider monkeys, spur-thigh tortoises, and wooly baby llamas. 3554 State Hwy. 30, Gloversville, NY 12078. Tel: 518-883-5748. Cost: Fee.

Armstrong's Elk Farm

936 Hervey Sunside Road, Cornwallville, NY 12418. 518-622-8452. Educational look into elk farming with Rocky Mountain elk in their natural environment. Free.

Buffalo Zoological Gardens

300 Parkside, Buffalo, NY 14214. 716-837-3900. Our 23.5 acre urban zoo has the distinguished honor of being the third oldest zoo in the United States. We house a wide variety of animals representing all corners of the earth and have even been known to occasionally invite a traveling koala or white alligator. Fee.

Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

Explore among tropical free-flying butterflies and birds from all around the world. 5802 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820. Tel: 607-435-1147. Cost: Fee.

Rainbow’s End Butterfly Farm

The farm hand raises butterflies and explores the relationship between butterflies and plants, and includes a flight house that displays eco-friendly environments. 13 Rainbow’s End, Pawling, NY 12564. Tel: 845-832-6749. Cost: Fee.

Round Top Raptor

Watch birds of prey up close. The 4-acre facility features a weathering area and flying field, and is home to approximately ten different species of hawks and falcons. 733 Bald Hill Road North, Round Top, NY 12743. Tel: 518-622-0118. Cost: Fee.

Trevor Zoo

Home to 80 different species of exotic animals, seven of which are endangered. 131 Millbrook School Rd., Millbrook, NY 12545. Tel: 845-677-3704. Cost: Fee.