One of the oldest zoos in the United States, the Buffalo Zoo in New York is an ideal place to spend a day out with family and friends. Inaugurated in 1875, this popular attraction is spread across a land area of around 23 acres and is home to a wide range of mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds as well as over 300 plant species. The Buffalo Zoo also has a variety of animal shows and a special children's zoo where kids can enjoy interacting with such animals as sheep, chickens and pigs! Travelers to the region looking for a hotel in Buffalo New York from which to explore the area can stay at Millennium Hotel Buffalo. This modern Buffalo hotel is only around 8 miles away from the Buffalo Zoo.