Zoological District Resident (Jackson/Clay County MO) pricing is only $5 Adults, $4.50 Seniors, $4.00 children 3-11. Regular Pricing $11.50 Adults; $10.50 Seniors; $8.50 Children ages 3-11. 2 and under are free.
Located in Swope Park at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri. Just off I-435 and US-71 highway, the Zoo is easily accessible from any part of the metropolitan area. 816.513.5800
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The Kansas City Zoo is one of sixty Zoos honored in “America’s Best Zoos 2008”
The Kansas City Zoo was ranked number one in the nation for “African Animals and Exhibits,” with the authors, Allen W. Nyhuis and Jon Wassner, having this to say: “In it’s ninety-five-acre Africa exhibit, Kansas City represents five nations with one of the most extensive collections of African animals we’ve ever seen.”
The Zoo was also ranked among the top 10 in the nation for “Australian Animals and Exhibits” and for “Pachyderms: Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos Tapirs.” In addition, the authors re-quoted famed ape expert Jane Goodall’s compliment that Kansas City has “one of the finest chimpanzee exhibits in North America.” In fact, “America’s Best Zoos 2008” ranks the Kansas City Zoo as the number one zoo in the nation to see both chimpanzees and kangaroos.
Lions, hippos, cheetah, chimps and more live in Africa, the largest themed exhibit area at the Zoo. Visitor's will see acres of plains animals, such as zebra, giraffe, gazelles and more.
Next door, lions play along a grassy hillside, and cheetahs run along a ridge. Farther into the exhibit, gorillas cool themselves under shady trees, and hippos dip and dive in a water pool.
Chimpanzees climb in a forest of trees. Baboons scavenge the ground looking for treats, while rhinos cover themselves in mud.
A herd of five African elephants roam the acreage on the way to the Africa exhibit. There are elephant demonstrations daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.