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Drive-thru zoo open this weekend in Niagara County

Posted at 3:25 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 19:03:23-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, you may want to consider packing the kids in the car and heading to Niagara County.

Niagara County Down Under is teaming up with the group Party Animals to present a "Social Distancing Drive-Thru Zoo."

Visitors can see more than 40 animals - including kangaroos, camels, sheep and a miniature cow - all from the comfort of their car.

There is no admission price, but donations are greatly appreciated. The event is a fundraiser to raise money for animal care, food and hay. Laura Kagels planned to open Niagara County Down Under this spring as a way to share her 12 kangaroos with the community, but the COVID-19 pandemic put those plans on hold.

This weekend's drive-thru zoo will take place from Noon to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

The event was originally scheduled to be held at Niagara County Down Under in North Tonawanda, the location has been changed to 5274 Junction Road in Lockport.

Donations can be made through PayPal at