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We are Open! 

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/


We have come to cherish the kind notes from individuals about why they are continuing to support. Tell us why you #LoveYourZoo through our social media channels, by mailing us letters, or by sending emails to meganb@fotz.org.

Tiger, Patas Monkey and Giraffe Cams

Thanks to KTWU, enjoy live cameras of our Sumatran Tigers, Patas Monkeys, and Giraffes! Watch Now

3 weeks ago

Our new masks arrived, and they are so stylish! We have options for children ($6.45) and adults ($9.99), all located in our Leopard Spot gift shop. Don't forget if you're a FOTZ member that you also ... See more

3 weeks ago

We are still celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week! One requirement to be a Zoo Keeper is you have to be able to lift at least 50 pounds.💪🏼 Here is one reason why...grain deliveries. Every year, ... See more

3 weeks ago
Avana Climbing

Avana is getting more and more confident in her climbing and leaping skills and we aren't sure her parents were ready yet!

Video: Wrylie Guffey

3 weeks ago
Photos from Topeka Zoo's post

We currently have 15 animal care interns this summer and our animal care staff do their best to pass on as much knowledge as possible in just a few short months. We offer several classes including ... See more

3 weeks ago

Our zookeepers work with all of our other departments to carry on our mission to enrich the community through wildlife education and conservation. Our keepers regularly participate with our education ... See more

3 weeks ago

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kay McFarland’s dream was to leave a legacy gift of a world class Japanese garden in the capitol city of the state she served. Kay’s Garden at the Topeka Zoo ... See more

3 weeks ago

Today is the first day of Zookeeper Appreciation Week! This morning, our staff coming in the back gate were greeted with smizes and signs from our lovely chatter group! What a great way to start the ... See more

3 weeks ago

Happy CATurday!! In this video you’ll see the Zoos very own Leaning Tower of Barrels. Unfortunately, the tower didn’t last long. #tigerfun #caturday

📷: Intern, Peter

4 weeks ago
Safe Kids Kansas

Safe Kids Week at the Zoo took place in our vet hospital this morning. Check out the video to get helpful tips on keeping yourself and your children safe from poisons!

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1 month ago

We are open and celebrating 150 years of both Kaw Valley Bank and Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library!! The first 150 kids receive free admission, and a new giraffe book. For every paying adult, 4 ... See more

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