Kansas City Zoo

Go wild at the Kansas City Zoo! Explore exhibits featuring more than 1,700 animals from all over the world.

A cheetah at the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, Missouri
The zoo is home to cheetahs, the fastest land mammals in the world.

Wild experiences

Plan your day around one of the exciting animal shows, including Amazing Animal Ambassadors, which features iguanas, snakes, goats and birds showing off their special talents; Wings of Wonder, where you’ll see amazing birds such as an East African crowned crane and great horned owl fly right over your head; and Sea Lion Splash, an interactive show that both educates and delights the audience with the sea lions’ playful performance.

Daily zookeeper chats give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the animals at the zoo directly from the people who know the creatures best—the zookeepers! Hear about the care required for animals including penguins, polar bears, rhinos, elephants, lions, cheetahs, tigers, chimpanzees and more.

Each summer, the zoo hosts its Jazzoo fundraiser, a fun-filled night featuring live music and a variety of food and drinks from more than 70 local restaurants and breweries.

A baby orangutan holding lettuce at the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, Missouri
Visit the Orangutan Canopy to witness the learning abilities of these great apes.

Amazing animals

Make your way to Stingray Bay to touch and feed stingrays as they swim along the bottom of the pool. Swing into the Orangutan Canopy to explore the 3,400-square-foot outdoor exhibit that was designed to test the intelligent animals’ agility. Waddle over to Helzberg Penguin Plaza for an up-close-and-personal experience with gentoo, Humboldt and king penguins. New this summer, visit our remodeled elephant habitat, Elephant Expedition!

While you’re at the Kansas City Zoo, you can get nose-to-nose with big cats, giraffes, African painted dogs and many more animals from around the globe.

A swimming stingray photographed from below at the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, Missouri
Interact with stingrays during daily feedings at Stingray Bay.
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For more information, visit KansasCityZoo.org
or call 816-595-1234