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Visit The Kansas City Zoo
When my children were young, we loved visiting the Kansas City Zoo. Over the years there have been many huge improvements. Now a visit to the Kansas City Zoo has become a very educational experience, especially with the many workshops and events that are sponsored by the zoo.
The Kansas City Zoo has more than 200 acres of adventure and 1,000 animals in naturalistic settings. You can visit Nikita the polar bear year round in the new Polar Bear Passage. Watch as he swims in his 144,000 gallon swimming pool.
photo Zebras Kansas City Zoo by Blackburnphoto (CC BY 2.0)
Kansas City Zoo Tales
In addition to writing, Author Ruth Seeliger works full-time as a keeper at the Kansas City Zoo. In 100 years of zoo-keeping history she "features a rich collection of zoo photographs from the archives of The Kansas City Star, the zoo and elsewhere."
The Blue Whale - Kansas City Zoo of yesteryear
Do you remember the blue whale as your favorite memory of the Kansas City Zoo of yesteryear?
Photo used with permission Kansas City Zoo
Explore The 10th Largest Zoo In The United States
Kansas City's Award Winning Zoo
Kansas City Zoological Park is a 202 acres zoo founded in 1909. It is home to more than 1,300 animals and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
In 2008, the Kansas City Zoo was voted one of America's best zoos and was ranked number one in the nation for "African Animals and Exhibits," with the authors, Allen W. Nyhuis and Jon Wassner, praising its 95-acre (38.4 ha) Africa exhibit as representing five nations with "one of the most extensive collections of African animals we've ever seen."
The Kansas City Zoo was also ranked among the top 10 in the nation for "Australian Animals and Exhibits" and for "Pachyderms: Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos," Famed ape expert Jane Goodall is reported to have said that Kansas City has "one of the finest chimpanzee exhibits in North America."
"America's Best Zoos 2008" ranks the Kansas City Zoo as the number one zoo in the nation for viewing both chimpanzees and kangaroos.
Have You Visited The Kansas City Zoo?
"The Kansas City zoo in the Midwest of the United States is reminiscent of taking a real safari trail in a wildlife setting.Taking a walk or driving through this huge zoo feels like being in the wild back in Africa or Asia." ~~visitkc
This Zoo Is A Must See
Yahoo Travel recommends this zoo as a must-see for children and adults interested in getting back to nature. It reports that this sprawling park, which attracts 700,000 visitors annually, is divided into sections named for areas of the world, from Africa and Austraila to Farmland USA.
Visitors can walk the 202-acre park or ride trams from one place to another. There is also a guided train tour that allows one to see the highlights of the park.
Which way do we go? by Kelly Sue
Check These Sites For More Info About The Kansas City Zoo
- KC Zoo Photo Club
Kansas City Zoo Photo Club. While our Club pursues all aspects of photography and the desire of improving photographic skills, the focus of the Kansas City Zoo Photo Club is capturing images of wildlife at the Zoo, along with recording activities and
- The Kansas City Zoo
9:30 a.m. -4 p.m.daily through February. Africa is closed for construction of the African Sky Safari. Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Endangered Species Carousel - Installed At The Kansas City Zoo May 2007
The Endangered Species Carousel is located at the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, MO. The universally accessible carousel features thirty-six (36) figures and two (2) stationary animal chariots that are ADA/Wheelchair Accessible one of which has a Companion Seat.
The beautiful Carousel is located near the zoo entrance adjacent to the lorikeet exhibit, just off the promenade that runs through the center of the zoo. The carousel figures include a wide variety of either endangered animals or animals located at the zoo including, a rhino, hippo, chimpanzee, cheetah, koala and dart frog. One critter is a capybara, one of the animals to be part of the tropics display.
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Nakita The Polar Bear
The Kansas City Zoo's polar bear, Nikita, goes for a swim near onlookers at the Polar Bear Passage. This exhibit offers visitors a unique vantage point for watching the 750-pound polar bear eat, swim and play.
Zoo Star Polar Bear "Nikita"
Berlin - Nakita Has A Mate
The Kansas City Zoo is a member of the Polar Bear Species Survival Plan. We are hoping that Nakita and Berlin give us a little polar bear.
Nikita Featured on the Web
- Nikita Polar Bear Cam | Kansas City Zoo - KCTV5
What are Nikita and Berlin up to today at the Kansas City Zoo? Find out here in this live video from Polar Bear Passage. The free, online viewing allows anyone to watch the two polar bears up close.
- Kansas City polar bears 'mate' for each other - KCTV5
There's the birds and the bees, and now the polar bears. After recent hints that Nikita and Berlin were getting fresh with each other, there was no doubt Wednesday that they made a love connection.
- Free Range Thinking: Let's Go to the Zoo!
Let's Go to the Zoo!
- sandy vetter - YouTube
I started this channel to share really cool video that I got from our polar bear at the KC Zoo, then realized it would also be a great way to show "friends &...
How To Date A Polar Bear - Berlin and Nikita
See elephants trundle down a Botswanian corridor, stand toe-to-toe with a mob of free-roaming kangaroos, hand feed a lorikeet and roam through the new Tropics with animals above, below and beside you. ~~visitkc
Which Is Your Favorite Area?
The zoo is divided into five areas of the following themes: Africa, Australia, Tiger Trail, KidZone, and The Valley.
Which Is Your Favorite Area?
African Sky Safari
Ride high above the African Plains on the African Sky Safari. Let your toes dangle just above cheetahs, lions, giraffes and rhinos landing near one of the best chimpanzee exhibits in the world.
The Sky Safari journey crosses approximately 1,500 feet at 35 feet above ground and lasts about 7 minutes.
Caution by Mike Sousa
More Info About The Kansas City Zoo
- Experience Kansas City - Kansas City's New Zoo
Take a safari through Africa! Opened in 1995, the Zoo's African exhibit, unlike any other zoo exhibits in the Midwest, encompasses 95 acres of realistic scenery, expansive exhibits and more than 400 animals. The first destination on the tour is the O
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East African Exhibit
The animals exhibited in the 17-acre East African terrain include antelopes, Oryx and Greater Kudu. Adjacent to these plains are marvelous exhibits of lions, black rhinos and cheetahs. The primates are indispensable to such a rich animal kingdom and include species of Chimpanzee and baboons from Central and East Africa. The tour takes visitors from Africa through Asia into the Australian heartland for the Kangaroo.
Featured activities in the Kansas City Zoo include make believe large fauna sanctuaries enclosing elephants and giraffes, mud baths for animals and guests alike, and natural landscapes that are modeled after luxurious grass velds in South African countries. Guests also explore the East African Savannah where lions roam. ~~visitkc
Lion At Kansas City Zoo
This elephant sanctuary is an authentic recreation of the grasslands of Botswana. There are no bars separating "these extraordinary creatures from spectators, allowing the enormity and reality of the massive pachyderms to be felt by all." The elephants roam through a 4.5-acre exhibit with a pond, mud baths, and natural landscaping.
What To See And Do In Kansas City
Katie Van Luchene, a travel writer and columnist for Kansas City Home Design and Kansas City magazines, provides in-depth travel and relocation information to this beautiful city. This book offers a personal and practical perspective of Kansas City and its surrounding environs.
Watch Mom And Baby Rhino Play At The Kansas City Zoo
This book will be a great help for getting around in the city.
Finding The Kansas City Zoo - Google Maps
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