Elmwood Park Zoo’s Official Mascot

Bubby’s Story

Years ago, Bubby the Bison lived at the Elmwood Park Zoo. As the youngest of all the bison, he was selfish, rambunctious, and very messy. The rest of the bison became fed up with Bubby and asked him to leave the Zoo. They said that he could return once he learned how to respect both the environment and his peers. Bubby began to travel the world, in search of a place where he could fit in.

Throughout his journey he learned many valuable lessons about conservation and the importance of being courteous to others. When he made his way back to Elmwood Park Zoo, Bubby impressed not just the bison, but all of the Zoo’s animals with his generosity and care for the environment. It was then decided that Bubby would be the official mascot of the Zoo so that he could share his newfound knowledge with everyone who visits.

About Bubby

Bubby lives in a very colorful house located near Elmwood Park Zoo’s bison exhibit; be sure to look for it next time you’re at the Zoo! Bubby has his own vehicle called the “Green Machine” – it’s electric and does not pollute the environment like a traditional gas-powered vehicle. You can usually find Bubby walking or driving around the Zoo, making friends with everyone he meets.

You may have also seen Bubby around town, as he loves to participate in community events and parades!

Bubby loves to get mail! His mailbox is located just outside of his house and nothing excites him more than seeing letters inside. If you want to write Bubby a letter, you can drop it off in his mailbox next time you visit the Zoo, or you can mail it to:
    Bubby the Bison
    Elmwood Park Zoo
    1661 Harding Blvd
    Norristown, PA 19401

Take Bubby Home

What’s the next best thing to hanging out with Bubby? How about taking home your very own Bubby plush?! Take a lil’ Bubby with you on all of your adventures when you purchase a Bubby doll in the Zoo’s Nature Shop or online here.

Bubby's Conservation Club

Bubby's Conservation Club is a once-a-month gathering to celebrate all of the ways you can help preserve and protect our natural world! Club members receive free zoo admission on select Sundays throughout the year. They’ll also be invited to visit the activity station outside Bubby’s house from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM; they’ll enjoy crafts, a live animal encounter, and a meet-and-greet with the big man himself, Bubby!

Bubby’s Conservation Club is free to join! Click the link below to sign up. Former Birthday Club members are automatically included in the Conservation Club.

Conservation Club dates are as follows:
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 3
  • August 7
  • September 18
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

  • 2017:
  • January 8
  • February 19
  • March 5
  • April 2




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