To educate and promote awareness of exotic wildlife and the conservation of their natural environments
Our Mission


  • Provide the highest quality care for wildlife.

  • Inspire audiences to be life-long students of the natural sciences.

  • Encourage our audiences to live eco-consciously and to be agents of conservation.


In 2004, college buddies Anthony Kelly and Jeffrey Scharoun started to think about how to utilize their talents in biology and education administration for the betterment of community learning and positive environmental .impact.

After several years of development, Animal Adventures of Western New York (DBA Buffalo Animal Adventures) incorporated in July 2014.

Today, BAA celebrates its premier positioning as the leader in wildlife and conservation education in WNY.  With several local partners and dedicated staff/volunteers, BAA can be found in WNY's local schools, senior communities, public libraries, and so much more!