hippopotamus Kansas city zoo

Go Wild exploring the new animals and new exhibits now open at the Kansas City Zoo.

Hip hippo hooray! The Zoo welcomed a new hippo in May. Just three years old, Cairo is much smaller than our adult female, Liberty. She has a curious-but-cautious personality and a huge appetite for her favorite food, romaine lettuce. We also added a very rare and critically endangered amur leopard, Zeke, while a sloth is sloooowly making its way to the KC Zoo.What day is it? It’s the perfect day to check out the brand new Camel Feeding Deck. The experience offers a new way to see our camels and a special opportunity to feed them. Check out our remodeled Matschie’s tree kangaroo habitat, now offering an indoor viewing area where these unique marsupials will be visible to the public year-round.

No visit to the Zoo is complete without a stop by our most popular exhibits, Helzberg Penguin Plaza, Stingray Bay, Orangutan Canopy and Polar Bear Passage, but don’t miss the other 1,700 animals that call the Zoo home.

The Zoo opens at 8 a.m. through Labor Day to allow for early morning viewing during the cooler part of the day. Each visit to the Kansas City Zoo is a new adventure!

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