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Migration Takes Flight at Tifft Nature Preserve

Migration Takes Flight at Tifft Nature Preserve

You take flight. Only feathers, muscle, and air power your movement through the sky. The journey is long and dangerous but your survival, and the survival of your kind, depends on it.  Green, brown, and a vastness of blue give way to concrete human habitats absent of food, water, or shelter. After thousands of miles of evading predation, formidable weather and countless other hazards, you arrive. Your journey has ended this Spring only to begin again in the Fall. This is the way of your species. This is bird migration.

Spring EGG-stravaganza at Tifft!

Spring EGG-stravaganza at Tifft!

Buffalo, NY (March 12, 2013) – Tifft Nature Preserve is the place to be to welcome spring!  Spring Egg-stravaganza! An annual celebration of animals that hatch from eggs will take place on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Tifft Nature Preserve, the environmental education site of the Buffalo Museum of Science.     

SPRING EGG-STRAVAGANZA! A CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS THAT HATCH FROM EGGS
Friday, March 29   10AM – 2PM
Non-Members: $7 per person; Museum Members save 10%

Drop in for an egg-stremely fun time at Tifft Nature Preserve!  Admission fee covers:

Jungle Love Tickets Now Available

Jungle Love Tickets Now Available

Join Buffalo Zoo President/CEO, Donna M. Fernandes, Ph.D., on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to learn more about crimes of passion in the animal world.

The cost of the program is $15 for non-members and $12 for Zoo members. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Wine and light refreshments will be provided in the Zoo’s Children’s Resource Center. Please note that this program is only open to mature audiences (ages 21 years and older). Tickets are non-refundable. Register online at www.buffalozoo.org or call (716) 995-6133 today!

Buffalo Zoo Welcomes New Animals

Buffalo Zoo Welcomes New Animals

The Buffalo Zoo is pleased to welcome new animals to their collection. Among the new arrivals are a rhinoceros, a giraffe, and seven leaf frogs.

A male giraffe named Moke (mo-key) arrived in Buffalo in September from the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO. The year-old Rothschild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschild) was brought to Buffalo to breed with the Zoo’s two female reticulated giraffes.

George, a male Asian one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is another new Buffalo resident. Owned by the National Zoo in Washington D.C, he came to Buffalo via the Bronx Zoo as part of a cooperative breeding program. The three-thousand-pound rhino will not reach sexual maturity for at least another two years, when he will be introduced to the Zoo’s female rhino, Tashi. He is expected to reach between five and six-thousand pounds. The Zoo recently completed updates to the existing rhino barn and yard to accommodate the rhino bull.

Family Snowshoe Hike

Family Snowshoe Hike

 

Bring the family to stretch their legs and see what Tifft is like in the wintertime. We’ll end by having a warm drink in Tifft’s cabin. *Snowshoeing is weather permitting.

Winter Trails Day Celebration

Winter Trails Day Celebration

 

Megan Greene, Esther Neisen, and Balint Zsako: Three Solo Exhibitions

Megan Greene, Esther Neisen, and Balint Zsako: Three Solo Exhibitions

Please join us Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 7-10 p.m. for a free public reception to celebrate the opening of three solo exhibitions featuring new work by Chicago-based drawing/collage artist Megan Greene, Buffalo-based mixed media artist Esther Neisen, and Brooklyn-based painter Balint Zsako.

Artist talks @ 7 p.m.

Live bossa nova by Christian Campos @ 8-10 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments and cash bar.
Exhibition runs through March 10, 2012.