Polar Bites, an annual fundraiser for the Buffalo Zoo, will take place Thursday, February 20th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo. The event showcases some of the area’s top restaurants, wineries and breweries while helping out the Zoo.
Tickets for Polar Bites include unlimited samples of local food, wine and beer as well as access to specialty vendors. There will also be raffle, basket and silent auction opportunities and visits from the Zoo’s animal ambassadors.
Tickets for Polar Bites are $35 in advance and $45 at the door; a limited number of VIP passes may still be available for $60 each. This is a 21-and-over event.
Another Zoo event, “Jungle Love,” takes place Thursday, February 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Zoo, located at 300 Parkside Ave. in Buffalo. Buffalo Zoo President/CEO Donna M. Fernandes, Ph.D. will speak about animal mating and courtship. The cost is $15 for non-members and $12 for Zoo members (also a 21-and-over event). Wine and light refreshments will be provided in the Education Department's CRC facility.
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