Rainforest Falls

Buffalo, NY

The most significant project to date in the on-going reconstruction of the Buffalo Zoo, the new $16 million, 18,000 square foot tropical exhibits are sheltered within a technologically advanced building with an EFTE roof for maximum animal and plant health.

The focal point of the exhibit space is a naturalistic rock work plateau, which simulates the isolated “tepuis” of Venezuela. A 30 foot tall thundering waterfall evokes Angel Falls, the world’s highest free-falling waterfall on Mt. Auyantepui.

  • TYPE Indoor Tropical Forest Exhibits
  • STATUS Opened 2008
  • CLIENT Buffalo Zoo
  • ANIMALS Dwarf Caiman/Ocelot/Tamandua, Anteater, Squirrel Monkey, Anaconda, Piranhas, Vampire Bats, Insects, Arachnids, and Amphibians