The third oldest zoo in the country, the Buffalo Zoo traces its roots all the way back to 1875. What started as a gift of two deer to the city of Buffalo led to Frederick Law Olmsted being asked to alter his design of Delaware Park to accommodate a zoo. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, the Buffalo Zoo is home to nearly 150 species of animals and more than 350 species of plants. Approximately 400,000 visitors stroll through annually. Students, families and people of all ages enjoy the sights, sounds and hands-on thrills of this one-of-a-kind Western New York treasure.
The Buffalo Zoo has a special place in M&T’s heart, so we’re especially proud that M&T Bank Rainforest Falls – a replication of Canaima National Park in Venezuela – bears our name.