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In consideration of the health of our guests, staff, and animals; we will be following guidelines listed on our website here: https://topekazoo.org/covid-19-updates/

Fall Fundraiser

Fall Fundraiser

On October 10th, we will go virtual, and we hope you join us! While it isn't the same as being in person, it's the safest and best choice for our organization this year to engage with all of you and raise funds necessary for our non-profit organization.

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Zoo Lights


Friends of the Topeka Zoo is excited to debut a brand-new holiday event, Zoo Lights. Beginning November 27th, visitors will stroll around the zoo and enjoy twinkling lights, dazzling displays, festive activities, and of course… Santa Claus!

21 hours ago
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If you guessed Tembo the African elephant, you were correct! Elephants have 2 teeth on the top and 2 teeth on the bottom and get 6 sets of teeth in their lifetime. Cora and Tembo are both on their ... See more

1 day ago

The tooth fairy is coming for one of the animals at the zoo! Can you guess who??

📷: Wrylie Guffey

1 day ago
Japanese Finials for the Topeka Zoo

We had the honor of collaborating with the amazing Tournage Dubois on a project for our Kay McFarland Japanese Garden. We provided him with wood repurposed from our elephants pen, and he was able to ... See more

The Topeka Zoo reached out to me to turn some finials for the main bridge in their Japanese Garden they just completed. They provided me with wood (repurpose...

4 days ago
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Today we celebrated the retirement of Victor and Richie.

We couldn’t be happier for them but we definitely miss them already. They have over four decades of Topeka Zoo experience between the two ... See more

6 days ago

We are excited to announce Evergy as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Zoo Lights. Evergy has been a longtime supporter of the Topeka Zoo for many years, and we are so thankful for their ... See more

1 week ago

On this day, we take time to remember those who lost their lives on this day 19 years ago.🇺🇸#neverforget

2 weeks ago

Thank you to Browns TREE Service LLC Topeka for bringing an elm tree and a cottonwood tree today. It made great fresh browse for several of the animals!

2 weeks ago

There are so many fun things to do at the Zoo...including a Monkey pool party!🥳 Come have fun with us today, WE ARE OPEN! 👏🏼👏🏼 #poolparty #monkeyingaround #laborday2020

📷: Kim Busey

2 weeks ago

Today’s CATurday brought to you by Zayana, our almost-2 year old Sumatran Tiger. The Topeka Zoo is always a SPLASHING good time! 🟢💦 #caturday #tigerfun

🎥: Shanna Simpson

2 weeks ago
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Today our staff did fire extinguisher training. Thank you to the Topeka Fire Department for helping us always be prepared for emergencies, and for having fun with us too.🔥 🧯 #safetyfirst

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