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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.

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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.

Literary Scholar, Academic Excellence to be Featured at Daemen Festival

Literary Scholar, Academic Excellence to be Featured at Daemen Festival

Literary and legal scholar Stanley Fish will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Daemen College Academic Festival, an annual celebration of academic excellence showcased through student and faculty presentations, poster sessions, panel discussions, performances and other activities.

Considered one of the century’s most original and influential literary theorists and public intellectuals, Fish will give his address, “What Are Academics Free to Do?,” at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Wick Campus Center Social Room. Due to limited seating, reservations for the keynote address are encouraged by April 1 to speaker@daemen.edu.

Child Killed In Sunday Morning Fire In Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Police have released the identity of the child killed in a fire early Sunday morning.

The flames started around 7 a.m. at a multi-family home at 1400 Fillmore Avenue on Buffalo's East Side.

Firefighters tell 2 On Your Side that a large family was home at the time. Three adults and three children made it out okay. But they realized a 7-year-old, Alexavier Torres-Santiago was still in the house.

When firefighters got on scene, the building was fully involved in flames. Crews attempted to go inside, but the fire was too bad, and they had to pull back.

Fire officials later confirmed the Alexavier died.

Raw video from the scene is in the video player above, including an interview with Buffalo Fire Department Commissioner Garnell Whitfield.

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Nature Knowledge Trivia Night!

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night!

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night

Friday, March 28

7-9 PM

Nature Knowledge Trivia Night

Friday, March 28

7-9 PM

Adults

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

Head-on Collision Sends Two to Hospital


BUFFALO, NY - Two cars collided head-on in front of 62 Pierce Street on the East Side Sunday afternoon.

A police officer on the scene told us that both drivers were taken to area hospitals but their injuries are not believed to be serious. No passengers were involved.

The accident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed, police say.


Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on March 29

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Continues on March 29

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, March 29. The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 3 and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Occupying the community group table on March 29 will be representatives of Backyard Orchards.