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.
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
Bubby has a very busy schedule, so you may not always see him when you visit the Zoo. He typically comes out for special occasions, events, and on weekends. However, you can schedule him to appear at your next event! That’s right; Bubby can attend your birthday party or special event at the Zoo or at your location! Contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 222 for more information.
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.