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Val Watch
Black Bear Emergence Contest

The Topeka Zoo will be holding a competition for all Shawnee County School Districts! Every year Val digs her den within her enclosure and remains in torpor until early spring, this year we will be holding a contest to see who can guess when she will emerge for the year. Each student can submit their guess of what day and hour they believe she will be coming out and the one closest to when she does wins! Click the link to learn more about Black bears, torpor, and how you can help conserve their environment. Learn More!



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2 weeks ago

Valentine's Day is extra special here at the zoo because it's this guy's birthday! Happy 18th Birthday, Spike! We're stuck on you!

3 weeks ago

On a cold day, a warm bath is the best!🤩🦛 #bathtime

3 weeks ago

This year we are hold our very first Val Watch competition! If you haven't submitted your guess be sure to go to our website and put it in for a chance to win your class an opportunity to meet Val ... See more

3 weeks ago

3 weeks ago

Burrrrr, it’s cold outside!! Join us at 1:00 TODAY for a Facebook live about how we make sure our animals are safe in this weather. 🥶

3 weeks ago

While setting up everything we need for Val Watch this year, we decided to test run our trail cam on Val’s neighbor Phoebe the skunk!

A nocturnal animal already, she too goes into torpor for the ... See more

3 weeks ago

Which Topeka Zoo animal holds your heart the most? Join us for an evening of Animals We Love tomorrow, February 10th, from 6:00-7:30pm. This interactive class is fun for all ages and will feature a ... See more

3 weeks ago

Rudy is ready for the Super Bowl!! Sidenote: perhaps Coach Reid should put her in, did you see that catch?! #SuperBowl #orangutan #gochiefs #runitback 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈 The Kansas City ... See more

4 weeks ago
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We aren’t the only ones excited for the game!

This morning we had two boxes set up with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to see who they picked to be the winners of the Super ... See more

4 weeks ago

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