The Elmwood Park Zoo is now allowing guests to hand-feed North America's largest mammal: an American bison.
The American bison, also known as the buffalo, is the national mammal of the United States.
Now zoo-goers get the unique experience of feeding a bison through the only Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo to allow it.
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On Monday the Elmwood Park Zoo announced that Xfinity will be the sponsor for “The Bison Feeding Experience.”
“Xfinity is about innovation in entertainment so we’re thrilled to bring this fun, interactive experience to families visiting the zoo,” said Comcast Regional Vice President of Marketing Carolyne Hannan.
The Xfinity sponsorship is also supporting the Zoo’s “The Bison Express” which allows guests to get on a caboose that traces the American bison’s history.
According to the Elmwood Park Zoo Facebook page, the zoo will hold “The Bison Feeding Experience” daily from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The experience costs three dollars for members and four dollars for non-members.
Xfinity is a division of Comcast, the parent company of NBC10.