Giraffe & Friends Grand Opening March 10!

Go on an African Safari right here in Topeka with the opening of our newest and largest exhibit yet!

Learn More about Giraffe & Friends here!




Udara is getting older and starting to become quite the little star here at the zoo. Keep up with all her shenanigans and watch her grow!

Follow along for the journey!


Topeka Zoo
Topeka Zoo
Say "I do!" in a truly unforgettable setting at the Topeka Zoo! Join us TOMORROW, February 6 from 5:30-7p for a Bridal Open House in the stunning Kay McFarland Japanese Garden, where you'll get a chance to explore the possibilities for your big day.

From the tranquil koi pond to the serene bridges, this lush and romantic oasis is the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony. See why the Topeka Zoo is a one-of-a-kind venue for your special day.

Bobby's Food Co and Linens by Marlen will be joining us!

Visit to learn more. #TopekaZoo #BridalOpenHouse #JapaneseGarden #SayIDoAtTheZoo
Topeka Zoo
Topeka Zoo
Nestled in Gage Park, the Topeka Zoological Park was founded in 1933. This year, we are proud to be celebrating 90 years of wonder and discovery at the Topeka Zoo! From its humble beginnings to today, the zoo has been a source of inspiration and joy for generations. 🦒🐅

In the lead-up to the opening of Giraffe & Friends on March 10th, we invite you to join us as we reflect on the journey of Topeka Zoo. Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing stories and memories from our 90-year history, highlighting the incredible animals and experiences that have made us one of the premier attractions in the region.

From our first habitats to our latest addition, Giraffe & Friends, we'll be taking a nostalgic look back and celebrating all that the Topeka Zoo has brought to the community. So stay tuned and follow along with us as we countdown to the grand opening of Giraffe & Friends. 🦒

What's YOUR favorite Topeka Zoo memory? Share your stories/pictures below! 👇
Topeka Zoo
Topeka Zoo
Sleepy Thomas 🥺💤

Thomas has been enjoying his time inside, behind-the-scenes watching movies with his keepers since he got here last month. But tomorrow's forecast is showing sunny weather which means... Thomas will be making his PUBLIC DEBUT!

Guests will be able to see Thomas explore his outdoor habitat for the first time tomorrow. You won't want to miss it!

We can't wait for you to meet the new cat on the block! 🐅
Topeka Zoo
Topeka Zoo
Topeka Zoo
This certainly wasn’t just “another day in the office” for Stormont Vail Health!
Topeka Zoo
Topeka Zoo
The Topeka Zoo is opening submissions for its annual conservation writing competition and introducing a new art contest! The new art competition is coordinated by the Topeka Zoo’s High School EcoClub and is supported by a grant from the Topeka Youth Commission.

Participants are asked to write a story or produce a piece of art to raise awareness about a real-life conservation issue such as habitat loss, poaching, climate change, threatened and endangered species and more.

All those who enter will receive FREE entry to the Zoo on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. There are five different age categories and a winner will be selected from each group. Even adults can participate! The winning selections will be on display for Earth Day, as well as for Roar and Pour Wine Fest on April 29.

The deadline for submissions is April 2. There is no minimum or maximum page requirement for the writing contest, and stories can include illustrations, comics, or pictures. Art pieces can be in any medium, but Zoo officials ask that they not exceed 2 feet by 2 feet in size.

Those interested can visit for more information about prizes and how to enter.
Topeka Zoo
Topeka Zoo
We are so happy to know Bini is doing well! ❤️🐅

See news on our facebook page here.

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