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River Otter Pups Born at the Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo welcomes two litters of North American river otter pups.

The two separate litters were born in early March at the Buffalo Zoo to nine-year-old sisters Daisy and Ellie. The father of both litters is a seven-year-old North American river otter named Rascal, who arrived at the Buffalo Zoo in 2012 from the Trevor Zoo in Millbrook, NY. These are the first North American river otter births at the Buffalo Zoo, and all three of the otters are first-time parents.

Both Daisy and Ellie are proving to be attentive mothers and have kept their litters in their dens. The pups are still too small to be on exhibit for the public, but Zoo officials expect them to be out in a few weeks. In the mean time, the Zoo will share updated photos and video footage of the pups on their Facebook page and displayed near the Otter Creek exhibit.

The Otter Creek exhibit is sponsored by Buffalo Exterminating.

River Otter Pups Born at the Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo welcomes two litters of North American river otter pups.

The two separate litters were born in early March at the Buffalo Zoo to nine-year-old sisters Daisy and Ellie. The father of both litters is a seven-year-old North American river otter named Rascal, who arrived at the Buffalo Zoo in 2012 from the Trevor Zoo in Millbrook, NY. These are the first North American river otter births at the Buffalo Zoo, and all three of the otters are first-time parents.

Both Daisy and Ellie are proving to be attentive mothers and have kept their litters in their dens. The pups are still too small to be on exhibit for the public, but Zoo officials expect them to be out in a few weeks. In the mean time, the Zoo will share updated photos and video footage of the pups on their Facebook page and displayed near the Otter Creek exhibit.

The Otter Creek exhibit is sponsored by Buffalo Exterminating.

River Otter Pups Born at the Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo welcomes two litters of North American river otter pups.

The two separate litters were born in early March at the Buffalo Zoo to nine-year-old sisters Daisy and Ellie. The father of both litters is a seven-year-old North American river otter named Rascal, who arrived at the Buffalo Zoo in 2012 from the Trevor Zoo in Millbrook, NY. These are the first North American river otter births at the Buffalo Zoo, and all three of the otters are first-time parents.

Both Daisy and Ellie are proving to be attentive mothers and have kept their litters in their dens. The pups are still too small to be on exhibit for the public, but Zoo officials expect them to be out in a few weeks. In the mean time, the Zoo will share updated photos and video footage of the pups on their Facebook page and displayed near the Otter Creek exhibit.

The Otter Creek exhibit is sponsored by Buffalo Exterminating.

Digital Nature Photography Series for Beginners

Digital Nature Photography Series for Beginners

CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE!

Sundays, February 9, 16 and 23, 2014

2- 4 PM

ONLY $40 for the entire series!

This hands-on series atTifft Nature Preserve is recommended for adults new to nature photography, as well as those who wish to perfect their knowledge and use of digital cameras. Mary Lou Frost, guest instructor for this series, is the past President of the Buffalo Science Museum Camera Club. This series will include indoor instruction within Tifft's warm Visitor Center classrooms and outdoor practice of skills on Tifft's beautiful and accessible trails. Plan to bring your camera and its manual to each class and dress appropriately to be outside.

Non-members: $40 for series. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Full payment due at time of registration. Please call 825-6397 today.

Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd Buffalo, NY 14203,  716-825-6397

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night - Tifft FUNdraiser

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night - Tifft FUNdraiser

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night

Friday, November 22

7-9 PM

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Show off your NYS nature knowledge and compete for prizes while enjoying a rousing evening of delectable treats, drinks, and friends at this FUNdraiser for Tifft Nature Preserve! Non-Members: $30 for teams of four or $8 per person. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Autumnal Equinox Walk at Tifft

Autumnal Equinox Walk at Tifft

Enjoy a guided evening family hike at Tifft Nature Preserve as we officially bid summer adieu and usher in autumn. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. For ages 5 and up. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397.  For more up-coming programs at Tifft Nature Preserve go to www.sciencebuff.org.

NYS Senator Tim Kennedy to Host Climate Change Action Event

NYS Senator Tim Kennedy to Host Climate Change Action Event

On Monday, July 29th, New York State Senator Timothy Kennedy and various waterfront recreational tourism operators and enthusiasts will gather for a press conference and photo opportunity at 1 p.m. at the Central Wharf at Canalside to highlight the impacts of extreme weather and climate change in Buffalo Niagara and New York State.

State Senator Kennedy and others will offer remarks at the press event and rally, which follows President Obama’s historic action on climate change. The President’s plan includes the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants, as well as other strategies to prepare America for the effects of climate change.