Giraffe & Friends is here!

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!


Calling all College Basketball Fans!

Gather at the zoo to watch the Elite 8 games & bid on exclusive memorabilia at the zoo. Enjoy the games with fellow fans, snack on delicious food & drinks, & have the chance to win items from your favorite teams & players!

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Get ready to sip, savor, & support! 

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Roar & Pour Wine Fest presented by Kaw Valley Bank on April 29th. This year it's bigger and better than ever!

Check out all the great things happening this year at Roar & Pour!

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Topeka Zoo22 hours ago
Attention all bookworms and animal lovers alike, have you heard about the #BonteBOOK club? Let us fill you in on the latest literary craze sweeping the animal kingdom.

Monty the bontebok is not your average antelope. He's a book-loving, page-turning fiend who is expanding his literary horizons with every passing day. Not only is he getting lost in the worlds of his favorite authors, but he's also getting more comfortable with the human voices and new surroundings around him. Talk about a win-win situation!

To celebrate #NationalReadingMonth, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library has partnered up with the #BonteBOOK club to provide Monty with his very own library card and a stack of books. And Monty's not the only animal getting in on the reading action. The other critters are joining the club too! That's right, the giraffes, elephants, and even the monkeys are all cozying up with their favorite reads.

Keepers Shannon, Rachel, and Megan J. are doing their part to keep the animal kingdom's reading game strong by reading to their four-legged (and two-legged) friends. So take a page out of Monty's book (pun intended) and join us in the #BonteBOOK club. You never know what kind of adventure you might find between the pages!
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Topeka Zoo2 days ago
Albert is an-OTTER year older! 🦦🎉🎈

We OTTER be ashamed of ourselves.. 😬 Albert's birthday was yesterday, but we forgot to post! 😅 Don't worry, that doesn't mean Albert was forgotten! Check out this video of Albert with a special treat during his birthday party yesterday!
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Topeka Zoo3 days ago
Looking at our bracket after the first weekend of #MarchMadness 😪

Even if your team is no longer in the tournament, there's still something to look forward to! 🏀 The Topeka Zoo is hosting a tournament watch party and sports memorabilia auction that you won't want to miss!🎉 Come join us and bid on some awesome sports memorabilia while we watch the remaining teams battle it out on the court!🙌

Even if you're not a college basketball fan, you can still bid on things like a Kansas City Chiefs jersey signed by Travis Kelce, or a helmet signed by Patrick Mahomes! Visit the link below to sign up and start bidding!
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Topeka Zoo6 days ago
Why did the giraffe use the phone? 🦒🤔 To make a long-distance phone call! 😜

We're thrilled to hear that our "90 Years of the World-Famous Topeka Zoo" series has been a hit! Our deep dives into the history of the Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center have been a blast to put together, and we're grateful for all the positive feedback we've received so far.

But now, it's your turn to join in on the fun! 🦒 Whether you're a longtime visitor to the Topeka Zoo or a newcomer to town, we want to hear from you. What would you like us to dive into next? 🐅 Maybe there's a particular animal or exhibit that you're curious about, or perhaps you have a suggestion for a specific time period or event in the Zoo's history that you'd like us to explore. 🐘

Leave your ideas in the comments below - we can't wait to see what you come up with!
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Topeka Zoo7 days ago
We sure are LUCKY to have such beautiful facilities and animals here at the Topeka Zoo. 🍀 But even luckier to have such wonderful guests and followers!

You might not find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow today (it's far too cold to go looking!), but you're sure to find some beautiful green and rainbow scenes in our tropical rainforest! 🍃 Did we mention it's 70 degrees all year round in here? 🤔☀️

Coming to the Topeka Zoo today? Show us your green outfits and green photos! 💚
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Topeka Zoo7 days ago
We thought cats weren't supposed to love baths? 🤔🐯 We think Thomas might be broken! 😂🛁 Check out this video of Thomas taking a luxurious soak and feeling paws-itively refreshed! 🧼

For those wondering how Thomas and Nisha are doing, here's an update from Shanna, animal curator!

"Thomas and Nisha are settling in well to their new home in Topeka. Thomas loves to be in the water, no matter the temperature outside! Nisha is doing outstanding at training and we’ve even begun ultrasound training for *hopefully* a pregnancy someday." 🥰

Have YOU seen Thomas and Nisha yet? 🐅
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