We believe conservation begins at home, which is why we're working to ensure our practices at the Zoo are as sustainable as possible. We also want to help you make environmentally friendly changes that protect wildlife and improve our quality of life.
The Kansas City Zoo strives to only purchase products that use certified sustainable palm oil to help save orangutans and all animals affected by non-sustainable palm oil farming.
Eco-Cell, an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) preferred company, is the premiere handheld electronics recycling program for environmentally minded organizations.
Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil Membership (RSPO), initiated by Cinnamon Williams, Animal Curator, gives the Zoo a voice in determining the standards for sustainable palm oil.
As part of our partnership with KCP&L’s solar panel initiative, nine roofs all around the Zoo house solar panels that are up and running.
The Kansas City Zoo is committed to LEED-certified construction. We're working to decrease our carbon footprint by building exhibits that are environmentally friendly and educate the public about conservation.
The Kansas City Zoo sells composted animal manure, or Zoo Manoo, to the public year-round.